This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Eagle Bay Provincial Park

About This Park

Eagle Bay Provincial ParkEagle Bay Park contains a partially sheltered anchorage with a gravel beach. Recreational opportunities include beach walking, crabbing and camping.

The 2 mooring buoys that use to be at the south end of the bay were removed by BC Parks on October 1, 2009.

Park Size: 262 ha
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Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Eagle Bay Park is located on the east side of Kitimat Arm (Douglas Channel), approximately 25 km south of Kitimat. Access is by boat only. Use Marine Chart #3743 (Douglas Channel) and NTS Map Sheet # 103 H/15 (Kitimat Arm).

The nearest communities are Kitimat and Kitimaat Village.
Kitimat Visitor Information Centre
PO Box 214
2109 Forest Avenue
Kitimat, BC, Canada V8C 2G7
http://www.tourismkitimat.ca/
e-mail: info@tourismkitimat.ca
ph: 250 632-6294 or 1-800-664-6554

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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Nature and Culture

  • History: Eagle Bay Park was designated as a Park on May 20, 2004 following recommendations from the Kalum Land and Resource Management Plan.
  • Cultural Heritage: Eagle Bay Park is within the traditional territory of the Haisla First Nation and contains culturally modified trees. There are remains of a Grumman Widgeon plane wreck on the beach and intertidal area at the south end of the bay. The Grumman Widgeon was a small, 5-6 person, twin engine, amphibious aircraft that was produced from 1941-1955. It is similar to the larger Grumman Goose.
  • Wildlife: Eagle Bay Park supports species diversity due to its proximity to a nearby river estuary, the marine environment and the sheltered inlet. The site provides important over-wintering habitat for waterfowl. Two unnamed creeks draining into the south end of Eagle Bay are used by spawning Coho, Pink, and Chum salmon.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Adventurous and experienced kayakers may enjoy exploring this region.
Hunting

Hunting

Hunting is permitted only during lawful game hunting season. Check with Hunting and Trapping Synopsis for regulations.
Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

It is possible to SCUBA dive or snorkel in the park.
Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is possible in the ocean, but the water is cold all season long. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Cabins / Huts / Yurts

Cabins / Huts / Yurts

There is a trapper’s cabin built by the Haisla First Nation and is available for public use. The cabin is 15’ x 12’ with 2 double bunk beds. The cabin is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Be prepared to sleep outside if the cabin is full. UTM coordinates are: Zone 9U 5961126 m North; 0519297 m East. The 2 mooring buoys that use to be at the south end of the bay were removed by BC Parks on October 1, 2009.
Campfires

Campfires

Please Conserve Firewood. Campfires are permitted; however, firewood is not provided. We encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of campfires and using camp stoves instead. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

A backcountry toilet chest was installed in September 2011. It is located behind the Haisla First Nation trapper’s cabin.
UTM coordinates for the toilet chest are: Zone 9U 5961115 m North; 0519340 m East.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.
Winter Camping

Winter Camping

There is Winter Camping in the park. The park is accessible year round.