Access to the Chilko River will be closed to protect the public and wildlife during salmon spawning season when there is increased grizzly bear activity in the area.

Starting September 1, 2021 until October 31, 2021, the Chilko-Newton Road is closed south of Henry’s Crossing. The Tŝilhqot’in Nation, Xeni Gwet’in First Nation and the Province of BC are jointly closing public access to the Upper Chilko Corridor and the Tŝilhqot’in Title Area on the Chilko-Newton Road, south of Henry’s Crossing.

The closure of the road will be monitored and enforced under the BC Wildlife Act. Penalties and fines for violators will be issued.

Learn More:

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Call (250) 398-4574 for more information.

Media contacts:

Media Relations

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

(250) 213-8172

*Click here for a more information on the DTA and map of the road closure*


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