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Kleanza Creek
Kleanza Creek Provincial Park is located 15 km (9.4 miles) east of Terrace and 78 km (49 miles) west of Kitwanga (Gitwangak) on Hwy 16 and the junction of Hwy 37.

Travelling Here
To get to here, take Hwy 37 between Prince George and Prince Rupert and travel along the Skeena River to just past Kitselas Canyon National Historic Site near Usk. There is a large day-use parking lot and campground for the provincial park along the historic Kleanza Creek, an area known for gold claims with Kleanza meaning gold in the local First Nation Gitxsan language.

Park Highlights
The park's main attraction is the walk along Kleanza Creek to a rock canyon and pool area from either a day-use parking area or farther downstream from the campground. There is also another short trail to a viewing area located above 24 metre (79 feet) high Kleanza Canyon where there is some equipment remains of the now gone Cassiar Hydraulic Mining Company.

Day-Use Area
The day-use area is also nice and bright, has picnic tables and is next to Kleanza Creek and a small pebble beach. Just remember there are warning signs posted regarding possible dangerous currents in the pools so watch your children and play things safe neat to the creek.

The campground at Kleanza Creek Provincial Park contains 32 vehicle-accessible campsites of which half are near the waters edge of Kleanza Creek and are quite private. The other half of the campsites back contain lots of shade trees making it very quiet and private with the running creek providing a soothing noise in the background.

Creek-Side Campsites
If you have the opportunity, try and get a creek-side campsite where there are small private boulder areas next to the clear creek. The nice thing is the walking trail to the canyon is located at the rear of the campsites.

Park Facilities
The campground facilities here are more limited than larger parks with only pit toilets and one hand pump system for water. There are no phones at the park with the nearest grocery store of any size in Thornhill just on the eastern outskirts of Terrace. The nearest sani-station facilities can also be found in Terrace. The campground season runs from May 10 - September 15.

Exploring the Skeena River
Lots of people make Kleanza Provincial Park as a base camp for exploring Usk and the north side of the Skeena River or the Kitselas Canyon National Historic Site at the First Nation Kitselas community of Gitaus. From the campground either can be accessed by cycling or a long walk.

Kitselas Canyon National Historic Site
Definitely worth visiting is the Kitselas Canyon National Historic Site just across Hwy 37 from the entrance to the park. The canyon long regarded as sacred by the Kitselas First Nations was also the scene of amazing feats by river boat captains as they plied their way up and down the Skeena River from Terrace to Hazelton through the very swift and narrow Kitselas Canyon.

Terrace Services
If you happen to be staying at Kleanza Provincial Park not only are there grocery supplies in Thornhill but there is also superb river fishing along the banks of the Skeena at Ferry Island in nearby Terrace. Terrace also all the big shopping stores including a Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire, Shoppers Drug Mart, Save-On-Foods, automotive repair shops and a number of liquor stores.

No Reservations Taken
The campsites at Kleanza Provincial Park are offered on a first-come, first-served basis but unfortunately with no reservations taken. During the early summer, fall time or if you arrive first thing in the morning is usually the best time to come in order to get a creek side campsite.

BC Parks


Kleanza Creek Provincial Park
Kleanza Creek Provincial Park


Kleanza Creek Walk
Kleanza Creek Walk


Kleanza Creek Day-Use Area
Kleanza Creek Day-Use Area


Creek-Side Campsite
Creek-Side Campsite


Kleanza Creek Pools
Kleanza Creek Pools


Kitselas Canyon
Kitselas Canyon


Kleanza Creek Pebble Beach
Kleanza Creek Pebble Beach

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