During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.
Union Passage Marine Provincial Park
About This Park
Provides a safe and scenic anchorage for boaters travelling along the Inside Passage.
- Union Passage is reached using narrow entrances to the northeast or southwest. These passages are swept by powerful currents and should be entered cautiously.
Park Size: 1,373 hectares
Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Union Passage Marine Park is located at the southern end of Grenville Channel, between Pitt and Farrant Islands. The closest communities are Hartley Bay (12 km), Kitimat (90 km), Port Edward (105 km) and Prince Rupert (120 km). Only accessible by boat or floatplane. For reference, use marine charts #3945 (Approaches to Douglas Channel), #3946 (Grenville Channel) or #3742 (Otter Passage to McKay Reach).
Maps and Brochures
Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- History: Established as a Class A park, June 14, 1993.
Activities Available at this Park
Kayaking can be enjoyed in this area, with landing beaches available. Wilderness and backcountry camping is allowed. Kayaks are available for rent in Prince Rupert and in Kitimat.
Excellent tidal water fishing opportunities for salmon and groundfish. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Fishing licences are available for purchase in Kitimat and Prince Rupert. Please refer to current fishing regulations.
Hunting is permitted in the park during lawful hunting season. Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations for more information.
Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
There are opportunities for scuba diving in this marine park.
Facilities Available at this Park
No firewood or fire rings are available. If you must make a fire, please keep it minimal. Before you leave, make sure the campfire is extinguished and spread the ashes and rocks about.
Wilderness and backcountry camping are allowed, but no facilities are provided. Marine access only.