Fiordland Conservancy

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Kynoch Inlet, Fiordland Conservancy

The Fiordland Conservancy, also known as the Fiordland Recreation Area formerly, and since also as the Fiordland Conservation Area,[1] is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. It preserves a portion of the province's coast containing glacial fjords; at the time of its inception it was the only park in the system protecting this particular environmental zone. Established in 1987, the park covers 76,825 hectares of the Kitimat Ranges, part of the Coast Mountains, and 7,592 hectares of foreshore.[2] It is located approximately 100 kilometers north of the town of Bella Coola.[3] The park encompasses three major inlets — Mussel, Kynoch, and Roscoe Inlets.[3] As there is no road access to the park, it is mainly enjoyed by sailors and kayakers. Although there are no modern settlements in the area, the Heiltsuk people have maintained villages along the shores in the past.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BC Names/GeoBC entry "Fiordland Recreation Area"
  2. ^ "Fiordland Conservancy". BC Parks - Province of British Columbia. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Paquet, Maggie (1990). Parks of British Columbia and the Yukon. North Vancouver, B.C.: Maia Publishing. pp. 232–233. ISBN 9780969456803.

Coordinates: 52°51′00″N 128°00′00″W / 52.85000°N 128.00000°W / 52.85000; -128.00000 (Fiordland Recreation Area)