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.