Follow charts and tide tables closely. It is recommended to navigate the Narrows at high slack only.
Note that the entire North Coast area is closed to bivalve harvest (i.e. clams and mussels), due to red tide and the possibility of paralytic shellfish poisoning.
Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
Although swimming is possible in the park, it is not recommended, as the water is very cold.
Jackson Narrows Marine Provincial Park
About This Park
This marine park offers anchorage, fishing and diving in an attractive little bay suitable for small boats. There is a small beach here, but no facilities. The passage is narrow at the east end with rocks and drying reefs. Navigate only at high slack.
Park Size: 30 hectares of marine area and 41 hectares of land area.
Location and Maps
The park is 236 km south of Prince Rupert, at the east end of Jackson Passage as it joins Mathieson Channel. Refer to Canadian Hydrographic Charts 3734 and 3711. This park can be accessed only by boat. Klemtu is located to the west on Swindle Island, and supplies are available there. The nearest community with road access is Bella Coola.
Maps and Brochures
Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- History - This park was designated in 1992.
- Cultural Heritage - This park is in traditional First Nations territory.
- Wildlife - As you cruise through the waters near the park, watch for orcas, Pacific white sided dolphins, seals and other marine mammals. Enjoy identifying the weird and wonderful creatures of the intertidal zone when the tide is low – sea cucumbers, nudibranchs, chitons, sea stars, molluscs, urchins and multicoloured algae. Please look, but do not disturb them or move rocks. On shore, watch for Columbia black-tailed deer, mink and wolves.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
- Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.