Gilttoyees Inlet, Douglas Channel

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Gilttoyees Inlet, Douglas Channel

by | Mar 3, 2019

Gilttoyees Inlet extends north from Douglas Channel, on the North Coast of British Columbia. The name is derived from the Haisla “Giltu’yis” meaning “long inlet”. It was first charted in 1793 by Joseph Whidbey and Robert Barrie, two officers on Captain George Vancouver’s 1791-95 expedition.

Foch-Gilttoyees Park and Protected Area encompass 151,186 acres (61,183 ha) of rugged coastal and mountainous terrain, from sea level to alpine tundra. The park is in the Coast Mountain Range on the north side of the Douglas Channel and includes pristine watersheds bordered by steep rocky slopes covered with old-growth forests, numerous waterfalls, tidal estuaries, tidal narrows, and isolated coastline. The Coast Mountains include snow-covered peaks, glacial tarns, cirque basins, and receding glaciers.

The park contains a historical First Nations travel path between the Skeena River and the Douglas Channel. The remainder of the route is located in Gitnadoiks River Provincial Park to the north. Together, the two parks provide a contiguous protected corridor between the Douglas Channel and the Skeena River. Read more here and here. Explore more of Gilttoyees Inlet here:

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