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
Visitor Information Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.

Lowe Inlet Marine Provincial Park

About This Park

Lowe Inlet Marine Provincial Park One of the busier, most attractive and most regular stops on the Inside Passage due to the wondrous site of the waterfalls and migrating salmon viewing. Visitors may anchor on either side of or in front of the falls.

Date Established: June 14, 1993

Park Size: 767 hectares

Special Notes:
  • From the inlet, visitors can watch salmon leaping in an effort to get through Verney Falls, at the mouth of Kumowdah River.
  • No fishing from July 1 to Oct. 31 inside a line drawn from fishing boundary signs located approx. 100 m seaward of the falls at the mouth of Kumowdah River, flowing into Lowe Inlet/Nettle Basin.
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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. Lowe Inlet is about 22 km north of the bottom end of Grenville Channel, slightly more than 75 km from Butedale. It is 118 km south of Prince Rupert. Only accessible by boat or floatplane. For reference, use marine chart #3946 (Grenville Channel).

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

  • Cultural Heritage - On the east side of Nettle Basin, the area around Verney Falls, including the trails, is inside a First Nations Reserve (IR #3 Kumowdah).
  • Conservation - Sport fishing is banned (July 1 to Oct. 31) in the lower pool flowing from the Kumowdah River. This area is important to hundreds of spawning salmon.
  • Wildlife - In August, spawning salmon arrive to head up Verney Falls and into Kumowdah River. Following the salmon, seals congregate to feed at the falls. Black bears stand along the falls to catch jumping salmon.
  • General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Kayaking can be enjoyed in this area, with landing beaches available. Wilderness / backcountry camping is permitted. Kayak rentals are available in Prince Rupert.
Fishing

Fishing

Fishing is permitted only in posted areas. 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. Sport fishing is restricted in the lower pool flowing from the Kumowdah River. No fishing from July 1 to Oct. 31 in the lower pool flowing from the Kumowdah River. See “Special Notes” above for more details and refer to current tidal waters fishing regulations.
Hunting

Hunting

Hunting is permitted in the park during lawful hunting season. Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations for more information.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

In August and September, spawning salmon can be seen leaping into Verney Falls to get into Kumowdah River and spawning beds beyond. During this time seals, black bears and eagles can also been seen trying to catch the spawning salmon at the base of the falls.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

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

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

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