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 79KB].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Kitson Island Marine Provincial Park

About This Park

Kitson Island Marine Provincial Park

Kitson Island and Kitson Islet, at the mouth of the Skeena River, are both included in this Marine Park. The small sandy island is popular with kayakers and other small craft users for wilderness camping.

Park Size: 44.7 hectares

Stay Safe:

  • The water around the island can be rough, particularly when wind opposes the current.
  • Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park. There is no fresh water source on the island.
  • There are no developed trails in the park.
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Location and Maps

Near the mouth of the Skeena River, 5 km south of Port Edward. The closest communities, towns and cities are Port Edward and Prince Rupert.

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Nature and Culture

  • History - Established as a Class A park June 14, 1993.
  • Wildlife - Large herds of seals and sea lions following salmon heading for the Skeena River rest on the sandbanks.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

The park is a popular overnight stop for kayakers travelling between the mainland and Porcher Island. Landing beaches are present. Backcountry camping is permitted. Kayak rentals are available in Prince Rupert.
Fishing

Fishing

There are fishing opportunities. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Excellent tidal water fishing opportunities for salmon and groundfish. Fishing licences are available for purchase in Kitimat and Prince Rupert. Please refer to current fishing regulations.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must 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 but if you must take them, dogs should be under control to avoid any potential problem with wildlife.

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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

No firewood or fire rings are available. If you have to make a fire, keep it minimal, make sure it is extinguished, please spread ashes and rocks about.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness and backcountry camping are allowed, but no facilities are provided. Marine access only. Sandy beaches.