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
Visitor Information
  • 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

Lower Tsitika River

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

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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

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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
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Activities Available at this Park

Cycling

Cycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Fishing

Fishing

Fishing is permitted as per provincial and federal fishing regulations. All anglers should check the current regulations issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada prior to fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash and under control all times. 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. 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.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

While fires are allowed, we encourage visitors to conserve the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using stoves instead. If you must use a campfire, please practice “Leave No Trace” camping ethics.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

There are no designated campsites at this park, however random wilderness camping is allowed. No facilities are provided. Please practice “Leave No Trace” camping ethics.