- The only access to this park is by private, active logging roads. The chance of encountering loaded logging trucks while traveling these roads is highly likely. Logging trucks have the right of way; vehicles must yield to logging trucks and use pullouts when possible.
Lower Tsitika River Provincial Park
About This Park
This park, situated in the Lower Tsitika River drainage, helps to protect the upland portions of Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve and its sensitive Orca habitat. This park receives minimal visitation as hikers are prohibited to enter the Tsitika River estuary.
Lower Tsitika River Park has high fish values and is one of the few protected areas on Vancouver Island that contains a full range of biogeoclimatic variants, from low elevation to alpine tundra.
Park Size: 3,745 hectares
Location and Maps
Lower Tsitika River Provincial Park is located east of Woss on northern Vancouver Island. There is no access to this park from Johnstone Strait, as all access to Robson of Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve is prohibited. The only access to this park is via the Tsitika Main Line logging road that departs Hwy 19 approximately 20 km east of Woss. Nearby communities include: Woss, Telegraph Cove, Port McNeill, Sayward
Nature and Culture
- History – Lower Tsitika River Provincial Park was established on July 12, 1995 as part of the Vancouver Island Land Use Plan. This park protects the lands between three previously established Ecological Reserves, namely Tsitika Mountain Ecological Reserve, Mt. Derby Ecological Reserve and Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
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. Pet owners should ensure their dogs do not enter streams used for drinking water as they can be carriers of Giardia. Please water your pet well away from drinking water sources.