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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Facilities Available at this Park

Union Passage Marine Provincial Park

About This Park

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Union Passage Marine Park provides a large and placid body of tidal water where boaters will find numerous peaceful anchorages and beaches.

Provides a safe and scenic anchorage for boaters travelling along the Inside Passage.

Stay Safe:
  • Union Passage is reached using narrow entrances to the northeast or southwest. These passages are swept by powerful currents and should be entered cautiously.
Date Established: June 14, 1993

Park Size: 1,373 hectares
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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. Union Passage Marine Park is located at the southern end of Grenville Channel, between Pitt and Farrant Islands. The closest communities are Hartley Bay (12 km), Kitimat (90 km), Port Edward (105 km) and Prince Rupert (120 km). Only accessible by boat or floatplane. For reference, use marine charts #3945 (Approaches to Douglas Channel), #3946 (Grenville Channel) or #3742 (Otter Passage to McKay Reach).

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: Established as a Class A park, June 14, 1993.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Kayaking can be enjoyed in this area, with landing beaches available. Wilderness and backcountry camping is allowed. Kayaks are available for rent in Prince Rupert and in Kitimat.
Fishing

Fishing

Excellent tidal water fishing opportunities for salmon and groundfish. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Fishing licences are available for purchase in Kitimat and Prince Rupert. Please refer to current fishing regulations.
Hunting

Hunting

Hunting is permitted in the park during lawful hunting season. Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations for more information.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. 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.
Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

There are opportunities for SCUBA diving in this marine park.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

No firewood or fire rings are available. If you must make a fire, please keep it minimal. Before you leave, make sure the campfire is extinguished and spread the ashes and rocks about.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness and backcountry camping are allowed, but no facilities are provided. Marine access only.