Khutzeymateen/K'tzim-a-deen Grizzly Sanctuary

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Khutzeymateen/K'tzim-a-deen Grizzly Sanctuary
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Khutzeymateen/K'tzim-a-deen Grizzly Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Khutzeymateen/K'tzim-a-deen Grizzly Sanctuary
Location British Columbia, Canada
Nearest city Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Coordinates 54°38′00″N 129°46′31″W / 54.63333°N 129.77528°W / 54.63333; -129.77528Coordinates: 54°38′00″N 129°46′31″W / 54.63333°N 129.77528°W / 54.63333; -129.77528
Area 44,300 hectares (109,000 acres)
Established 1994
Governing body British Columbia Parks
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/khutz.html

Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, also known as Khutzeymateen Provincial Park,[1] is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. Established August 1994,[2] 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, the park incorporates the basin of the Khutzeymateen River and protects the North Coast region's grizzly bear population by preserving a part of the ecosystem in which they live. A portion of the park, which comprises 44,588 ha. of upland of the northern Kitimat Ranges and 464 ha. of foreshore, incorporates shoreline of the head of Khutzeymateen Inlet.

Visitor use is not encouraged. However, a limited amount of controlled viewing is allowed under permit. The hunting of grizzly bear is prohibited and hunting of other wildlife is restricted to areas above 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) elevation.[3]

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