44,300 hectare Khutzeymateen
K'tzim-a-deen Grizzly Bear Sanctuarywas
the first area within British Columbia, Canada, established to protect
the grizzly bear and its habitat. The areas primary purpose is to preserve
the natural habitat of these animals so human activity within the area
is not encouraged, although controlled viewing is permitted.
peaks, old growth forests, and natural wetlands and estuary give the
area a truly untouched feeling.
is also the forest home
to species including black bear, mountain goat, marten, wolverine, wolf,
porcupine, river otter, beaver and the harbour seal. The Khutzeymateen
and Kateen Rivers are home to migration runs of chinook, coho and chum
K'tzim-a-deen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary
is located 45 km northeast of Prince
Rupert in the Western Kitimat Range of the Coast Mountains.
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
- A floating ranger/guardian station is found near the estuary where
all visitors must register upon arrival. Information is available
here on the significance and natural history of the area.
- Vantage points of the estuary and shoreline is permitted from
the inlet. Only authorized groups guided by commercial guides or
a park ranger are permitted on the estuary for viewing purposes.
- Overnight anchorage is permitted in the inlet. The visitor should
be aware of drastic tidal fluctuations.
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