Experience The Natural Wonder And Beauty Of
British Columbia’s Northwest Coast
Here you’ll escape the crowds and have unparalleled access to nature’s playground.
Kitsumkalum is one of the 14 tribes of the Tsimshian Nation in British Columbia, Canada. We are beyond excited to welcome visitors from near and far to our territory and to showcase the best in Tsimshian hospitality.
Kasiks Wilderness Resort is situated in the heart of our territory which includes coastal and inland areas along the Skeena River. The traditional name for the area is Ts’iwaan Loop, translating to ‘stone finger’ in reference to the landform across the Skeena River that causes a natural narrowing of the waterway. This ancient site was a key locale for hunting, fishing, and other river and land-based activities that form the lifeways of the Kitsumkalum people.
We offer a growing list of activities for the whole family.
- Forested walking trails (can you find the fairy door?)
- Picnic areas
- Children’s playground
- Pet-friendly camping
- Restaurant cafe with in-house dining and takeaway service
- Retail and concession items
Because of our remote location and the potential for wildlife encounters children must always be accompanied by an adult and pets kept on leash.
Enjoy Easy Access To
Kasiks is conveniently located along Highway 16 midway between Prince Rupert and Terrace making it the
perfect location to explore the region’s many nearby attractions.
From the salty ocean waters of the Pacific to freshwater lakes and rivers there are plenty of opportunities to explore the region by canoe or kayak. Or go on a guided jet boat tour with our explorer partners at Kermodei Adventures.
Travel the upper Exchamsiks River Valley from the comfort of our jet boats and see a truly special place that only a handful of people visit every year. Take in the breathtaking scenery provided in these untouched wilderness valleys, watch bears fishing in the river or a moose and her calf swim for shore.
The Coastal and Skeena mountain ranges offer numerous hiking opportunities for all levels of hikers.
A short 2 km nature trail through an old-growth forest. The trail is an interpretive hike and has an easy grade.
Exstew Falls hike
The abundance of granite rock also means climbers will enjoy a selection of easy access routes from trad to sport, toprope, and bouldering.
From the nearby stone walls at Exstew and Exchamsiks, check out popular routes here on the Mountain Project.
The Coastal Mountains and Skeena Valley are also becoming highly sought after by mountain bikers.
Highway 16 is dotted with trail networks offering an array of challenging cross-country trails and downhill runs including the newly opened Saasak’ Trail Network located in the Nisga’a Village of Gitwinksihlkw. Discover more trails here on Trailforks.
The fun isn’t limited to just the summer season either. There are plenty of activities for seasoned adventurers to enjoy all year round.
Check out Shames Mountain Ski Area, Canada’s first non-profit community service ski co-operative boasting 1,600 vertical feet of powder.
And the list doesn’t end here! There’s fishing and hunting, and so much more to explore.
How to pack and prepare for your Northern Adventure
To help you have a safe and comfortable visit, we’ve curated a list of our favourite camp essentials for your Northern BC adventure:
Mosquito and insect repellent
Surrounded by plenty of water, mosquitos love it here as much as we do! Be sure to stock up on Thermacell, Citronella, Insect Repellent before your arrival. And if you run out (or didn’t believe us), we’ve got you covered.
We’re in the wilds. Bears, wolves, coyotes, and moose are common to the area. We do our part to control the brush keeping what they naturally feed on away from the campsites and ask that campers do their part in reducing bear attractants. Learn about staying safe in bear country.
Kasiks does enjoy plenty of moisture from time to time. Packing rain gear, tarps, and gumboots will help keep you sheltered from the rain. Ponchos are also quite handy for those unexpected spring showers!
While we enjoy longer daylight hours in summer in the northern hemisphere, when the lights go out, as can frequently happen in winter, things can get a wee bit dark without street lamps to light our way.
First aid kit
Be kind and play safe!