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Sue Channel Provincial Park

About This Park

Sue Channel Provincial Park Sue Channel is a scenic, sheltered waterway between Hawkesbury, Loretta and Maitland Islands. Sue Channel Park has high recreational significance and consists of two sites, Hawkesbury Island to the south and Loretta Island to the north, both offering sheltered boat anchorage, saltwater fishing and camping near the ocean.

Park Size: 209 ha (61 ha on Hawkesbury Island and 148 ha on Loretta Island).
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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. Sue Channel Park is located between Devastation Channel and Douglas Channel, approximately 35 km south of Kitimat. Access is by boat only. Use Marine Chart #3743 (Douglas Channel) and NTS Map Sheet # 103 H/10 (Devastation Channel).

The closest communities to this park are: Kitimat and Kitimaat Village.
Kitimat Visitor Information Centre
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Kitimat, BC, Canada V8C 2G7
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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

  • History - Sue Channel Park was designated as a Park on May 20, 2004 following recommendations from the Kalum Land and Resource Management Plan.
  • Conservation - Sue Channel is within a Provincially rare biogeoclimatic subzone (CWHvh2 - Coastal Western Hemlock, Hypermaritime). The shoreline forests of the CWHvh2 subzone are unique. They are found in exposed coastal locations where the vegetation is affected by salt spray, waves, wind and growing on sand dunes, rocky headlands, marine sediments near freshwater drainages and on fluvial estuarine deposits.
  • Wildlife - The park’s shoreline forests and maritime interface habitat provide food sources and secure forested denning and nesting sites for such species as Mink, River Otter and Bald Eagle. At times Humpback and Killer Whales can also be seen in Sue Channel.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Adventurous and experienced kayakers may enjoy exploring this region.
Hunting

Hunting

Hunting is permitted only during lawful game hunting season. Check with Hunting and Trapping Synopsis for regulations.
Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

It is possible to SCUBA dive or snorkel in the park.
Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is possible in the ocean, but the water is cold all season long. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Cabins / Huts / Yurts

Cabins / Huts / Yurts

There is a trapper's cabin on Loretta Island built by the Haisla First Nation and is available for public use. The cabin is 15' x 12' with 2 double bunk beds. The cabin is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Be prepared to sleep outside if the cabin is full. UTM coordinates are: Zone 9U 5952685 m North; 0510005 m East. There is a sheltered anchorage near the cabin. There is no cabin at the Hawkesbury Island Site.
Campfires

Campfires

A campfire ring & grate was installed in July 2012 beside the Haisla First Nation trapper’s cabin.
Please Conserve Firewood. Campfires are permitted, but firewood is not provided. 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.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

A backcountry toilet chest was installed at Loretta Island in September 2011. It is located behind the Haisla First Nation trapper’s cabin. UTM coordinates for the toilet chest are: Zone 9U 5952670 m North; 0510032 m East.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.
Winter Camping

Winter Camping

There is winter camping in the park. The park is accessible year round.