Exchamsiks River Provincial Park

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Exchamsiks River Park
A quiet winter's morning on the west bank of Exchamsiks River Park, north of the boat launch.png
A quiet winter's morning on the west bank of Exchamsiks River Park, north of the boat launch
Map showing the location of Exchamsiks River Park
Map showing the location of Exchamsiks River Park
Location within British Columbia
LocationCanada
Coordinates54°20′09″N 129°17′46″W / 54.33583°N 129.29611°W / 54.33583; -129.29611Coordinates: 54°20′09″N 129°17′46″W / 54.33583°N 129.29611°W / 54.33583; -129.29611
Area18.21 ha (45.0 acres)
Established1956
OperatorBC Parks

Exchamsiks River Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, located in the Range 5 Coast Land District, on the north side of the Skeena River between Terrace and Prince Rupert[1]. The park's chief conservation role focuses on protecting one of the last known unlogged old-growth maritime coastal Sitka spruce-salmonberry ecosystems.

Activities[edit]

Vast swaths of coastal Sitka spruce rainforest rise where the Exchamsiks and Skeena River meet. It is through wilderness such as this that visitors pass if they take the trail. Most of the trails in the park are easily navigable and require no expert guidance. There are areas on the two rivers of the park where fishing enthusiasts can go after salmon.[2]

The park has two day-use areas. The first one, located on the Exchamsiks's west side, affords a boat launch area, open year-round. The other is on the east side of the Exchamsiks, and mostly consists of trails that meander in and out of the forest. Camping is prohibited in the Exchamsiks River Provincial Park.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Exchamsiks River Park". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ a b "Exchamsiks River Provincial Park". Ministry of Environment, British Columbia. Retrieved 30 July 2013.