Khutze Conservancy

Located on the east side of Tolmie Channel, along the Inside Passage route, the 34,168 ha Conservancy includes the Khutze River watershed and fiord-like inlet. It shares its northern boundary with Q’altanaas (Aaltanhash) Conservancy. A safe anchorage is found at the head of the inlet.

Khutze Conservancy is in the territory of Kitasoo Xai’xais First Nation who collaboratively manage the area with BC Parks. While visiting, please respect the land, water, and cultural, wildlife, and heritage values.


Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.

Khutze Viewing Area


  • Public bear viewing is water-based only. Public access to the Interpretive Site is allowed only with a Kitasoo Xai’xais Guardian or certified bear guide.
  • Maximum group size of 16 people total.
  • No pets are permitted in the viewing area. Dogs can go ashore on the north side of the inlet, approximately 1.5km northwest of the river mouth, across from Pardoe Point.
  • Camping is only permitted at thedesignated camping site at Green Spit on south side of inlet.
  • No smoking or fires.
  • Leave no trace. Do not leave anything behind, including compostable food, human waste and toilet paper.
  • Please do not take anything with you, such as flowers, wood, shells and cultural artifacts.
  • Jet boats, jet-skis and paddleboards are not permitted in the water-based viewing area.
  • Use of drones is not permitted.
  • Aircraft landing is not permitted in the Khutze estuary and viewing areas. Land at least 500m from the estuary.