For information about Travel to Klemtu and Accommodation, visit our How to Get Here page.
Klemtu is a small remote village. There is a grocery store, convenience store, fuel dock, post office, and health clinic.
If you would like to conduct business in Kitasoo/Xai’xais Territory (e.g. research, tourism, filming), please apply for the applicable Protocol Agreement here.
Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation is actively protecting and stewarding the lands, oceans and resources in the Nation’s territory. Kitasoo/Xai’xais Guardians & other Kitasoo/Xai’xais stewardship staff are out in the territory daily undertaking research, monitoring and compliance activities.
Please help us protect and steward our territory for future generations by following our rules and guidelines.
Please report any unusual or suspicious activities to a Guardian Watchmen or the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Stewardship Authority office.
Kitasoo/Xai’xais Stewardship Authority
|Legal Name||Alternate Name||Type||Restriction|
|Canoona||Canoona River||Reserve||No land access to Canoona reserve|
|Weeteeam||Weeteeam||Reserve||No land access to Weeteeam Bay|
|Kdad eesh||Borrowman Bay||Reserve||No land access to Borrowman Bay|
|Kinmakanksk||Dis’ju||Reserve||No land access to Kinmakanksk /Dis’ju Indian Reserve|
|Quckwa||Kwa kwa||Reserve||No access to Kwakwa Creek, Kwakwa Inlet, or Cann Inlet|
|Goo wee||Price Creek||Reserve||No access to either side of Price Creek to Price Lake|
|Ulthakoush||Buie Creek||Reserve||No land access to Ulthakoush reserve or Buie Creek|
|Mary’s Cove||Mary’s Cove||Reserve||No access to Mary’s Cove|
|Oatswish||Oatswish||Reserve||No access to Oatswish reserve or Feeder Creek|
|Gander Island||Gander Island||Reserve||No access to Moore Islands|
|Dil-ma-sow||Kent Inlet||Reserve||No access to Kent Inlet|
|Lattkaloup||Powles Creek||Reserve||No land access to either side of Powles Creek|
|Saint Joe||Fifer Creek||Reserve||No land access to either side of Fifer Creek to lake|
|Skilak||Gorilla Creek||Reserve||No access to Griffin Passage narrows south of Skilak reserve include Gorilla Creek|
|Pyne Creek||Cultural/Ecological Area||No access to Pyne Creek at the head of Bay of Plenty|
|Green Lagoon||Cultural/Ecological Area||No access to Green Lagoon north of the Green Inlet narrows|
|Steep Creek||Cultural/Ecological Area||No land access to either side of Steep Creek to the lake|
|Korich Creek||Cultural/Ecological Area||No land access to either side of Korich Creek to Korich Lake.|
|Mussel Inlet||Láiq||Cultural/Ecological Area||No land access except dog walking area [map]|
|Marvin Islands||Cultural/Ecological Area||No land access to Marvin Islands in Kitasu Bay.|
In addition to the Reserves and other Restricted Areas above, the Conservancies below have additional site-specific rules that visitors should be aware of before planning to visit these areas. More information is available at the links below.
When necessary, the Kitasoo/Xai’xais will set catch limits, close specific areas of the Territory to harvesting, restrict the harvest of specific species, define community member only food fish areas, and issue food fish permits.
Currently the Kitasoo/Xai’xais is conducting research on crab harvest and abundance and subsequently has closed areas for crab harvesting to maintain proper research control sites.
The following sites are currently closed to Dungeness Crab Harvesting for research purposes:
Rockfish Conservation Areas
Recreational Fishing Closure
Commercial Crab Closures
Wilderness camping is allowed year-round at the recommended camp sites throughout the territory (see map). No facilities are provided and there is no fee. Kitasoo/Xai’xais Indian Reserves and Restricted Access ares are restricted. Visitors need to be self-sufficient and prepared. Please ensure you read this brochure before camping in Kitasoo/Xai’xais Territory.
Exploring Kitasoo/Xai’xais territory by kayak is only recommended for experienced paddlers.
A tour of the Klemtu bighouse can be arranged that with our office by phone (250-839-1096) or email (email@example.com). The fee is $20/guest (payable to the Stewardship Office in Klemtu by cheque or cash) and gratuities are accepted by local guides.
The entire territory is habitat for wildlife. If you are planning to visit the territory beyond the village of Klemtu, come informed and prepared to keep yourself, your pets, and any wildlife you might encounter safe.