Ningunsaw Provincial Park
About This Park
Ningunsaw Park covers low elevation forested slopes, riparian areas and lake-headed rivers which, along with adjacent Ningunsaw River Ecological Reserve, protects a complete elevational sequence of ecosystems from the Ningunsaw River valley to alpine. Backcountry recreation, such as skiing, is available.
Travelers on Highway 37 may see grizzly bears, as high value habitat is found in the park.
Park Size: 15,000 hectares
Date Established: April 11, 2001
Location and Maps
Nature and Culture
- History: Ningunsaw River Ecological Reserve was protected in 1975 to preserve an elevational sequence of biogeoclimatic zones in a transitional climate. Ningunsaw Park was established in 2001 as an extension of this sequence, protecting the lower elevation valley bottom. Designation of the park followed the recommendations of the Cassiar Iskut-Stikine Land and Resource Management Plan.
- Cultural Heritage: Ningunsaw Park lies within the asserted traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation. The historic Telegraph Trail passes through the park and was used from 1899 to the mid-1940s.
- Conservation: Ningunsaw Park is within the Northern Skeena Mountains Ecosection and, along with Ningunsaw Ecological Reserve, protects a complete elevational sequence of biogeoclimatic zones from ICH to ESSF to AT. The complete protected sequence of ecosystems provides an ideal setting for education and research.
- Wildlife: High value grizzly bear habitat is found on avalanche chutes in the park. The wide range of ecosystems provides habitat for many mammals and birds.
- Management Planning Information
- The management direction statement for this park was approved in March 2003.
Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Please check for campfire bans and the Fire Danger Rating for the area you are visiting before igniting a fire in the backcountry. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. For more information about campfires in the backcountry, click here.