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Hesquiat Lake Provincial Park

About This Park

This remote and difficult-to-access park on the east side of Hesquiat Lake can only be reached by boat or float plane. Situated in Clayoquot Sound northeast of Hesquiat Harbour on the west coast of Vancouver Island, the park protects mature forests of Western hemlock, Western red cedar and lodgepole pine. There are no developed facilities at this rugged wilderness park, although opportunities exist for nature appreciation and backcountry lake fishing in this unspoiled area. Due to the difficult access however, this park receives few visitors.

Park Size: 62 hectares

Stay Safe:
  • Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park. All surface water must be boiled, filtered or treated prior to consumption.
  • Campfires are not permitted.
  • There are no developed trails in the park.
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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. Hesquiat Lake Provincial Park is located in Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island, north of Tofino. The park is situated on the east side of Hesquiat Lake, northeast of Hesquiat Harbour. This difficult-to-access park can only be reached by floatplane or by boat via Hesquiat Harbour. Nearby communities include: Tofino, Hot Springs Village, Flores Island, Ahousat.

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

  • Conservation - Hesquiat Lake Provincial Park protects Western hemlock, Western red cedar, and lodgepole pine forests.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are kayaking and canoeing opportunities at this park.
Fishing

Fishing

This park offers opportunities for remote, backcountry fishing on Hesquiat Lake, however access to this lake is very difficult. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hunting

Hunting

Portions of this park are open to hunting for specific species. Hunters must have valid licences and tags. Please refer to current printed Hunting and BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations and Synopsis publication for closures and regulations.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times. You are responsible for their behaviour, and must pack out and dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Swimming

Swimming

There is no designated swimming area at this park. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.