During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.
Owyacumish River Provincial Park
About This ParkBrim River Hot Springs Protected Area epitomize the rugged terrain and spectacular scenery of the BC north coast. Rivers flow through narrow valleys with steep, bare rock walls interspersed with numerous waterfalls; all of which are surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Coast Mountains, Kitimat Ranges.
The park contains old-growth forests, fish & wildlife habitat and scenic waterfalls. The remoteness and pristine condition of the area, in combination with the marine – freshwater interface, ensures high value habitat that is suitable for a wide range of wildlife species, from shorebirds to grizzly bears.
Established Date: May 20, 2004
Park Size: 805 hectares (803 ha upland, 2 ha foreshore)
- There are no developed trails in the park.
- Be bear aware while on shore in this park and avoid taking dogs or other pets into backcountry areas.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Kitimat Visitor Information Centre
PO Box 214
2109 Forest Avenue
Kitimat, BC, Canada V8C 2G7
Phone: 250 632-6294 or 1-800-664-6554
Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
- Park map [PDF]
Nature and Culture
- History: Owyacumish River Park was designated as a Class A Provincial Park on May 20, 2004 following recommendations from the Kalum Land and Resource Management Plan.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
Activities Available at this Park
Adventurous and experienced kayakers may enjoy exploring this region.
There are opportunities for fishing in Owyacumish River. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
The park is open to hunting. Please refer to the British Columbia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.
Pets on Leash
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Swimming is possible in the ocean, but the water is cold all season long. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Facilities Available at this Park
Cabins / Huts
April 27, 2016: The Haisla Nation Trapper’s Cabin at the entrance to Brim River has collapsed and no longer usable. At this time it is unknown if the cabin will be repaired or replaced.
Please conserve: Campfires are permitted but firewood is not provided. If you must have a fire, please burn only dead and down wood, and be sure to extinguish the fire fully. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil so please use it conservatively, if at all. We encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of campfires and using camp stoves instead. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented.
Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.
There are winter camping opportunities at this park, as it can be accessed year-round.