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Gitnadoiks River Provincial Park and Protected Area
About This Park
The Gitnadoiks River Provincial Park is located in the heart of the Kitimat Ranges of the Coast Mountains. The Kitimat Ranges are characterized by dome-like granite mountains with many sheer bare faces and numerous waterfalls. Elevations within the park range from about 100 metres in the valley bottom to about 1,800 metres on the surrounding ridges and peaks.
Angling enthusiasts should take note of the excellent sport fishing opportunities available in the park. At least 13 species of fish occur in the area, including Pacific salmon (five species), rainbow and cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden char, and mountain whitefish.
Established Date: Park – December 10, 1986; Protected Area – March 22, 2005
Size: Park – 57,698 hectares; Protected Area – 145 hectares
Know Before You Go
- Visitors are reminded that this is a wilderness area and that proper gear and transportation arrangements are required.
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
- Swimming is not recommended along the rocky shoreline at Alastair Lake. Please note that there are no lifeguards on duty in provincial parks.
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Nature and Culture
- Wildlife: Park visitors are likely to spot moose, beaver, otter, mink and wolves in the valley bottom areas, while higher up, mountain goats may be viewed on the rock faces and slides. Birdlife includes a variety of waterfowl, shorebirds, eagles, hawks, hummingbirds, swallows, thrushes, crows, woodpeckers, warblers and sparrows. It has been confirmed that the Trumpeter Swans nest in the park – this is one of only three confirmed nesting sites known in the province.
- Management Planning Information
- Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.