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Fiordland Conservancy
IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area)
Day 6 - Kynoch Inlet - panoramio.jpg
Kynoch Inlet, Fiordland Conservancy
Location Kitimat-Stikine, British Columbia, Canada
Nearest city Bella Bella
Area 76,825 ha (296.62 sq mi)
Designation Conservancy
Established 1987
Governing body BC Parks

The Fiordland Conservancy, also known as the Fiordland Recreation Area formerly, and since also as the Fiordland Conservation Area, is a conservancy in British Columbia, Canada. It preserves a portion of the province's coast containing glacial fjords; at the time of its inception it was the only protected area in the system protecting this particular environmental zone. Established in 1987, the park covers 76,825 hectares of the Kitimat Ranges, part of the Coast Mountains, and 7,592 hectares of foreshore. It is located approximately 100 kilometers north of the town of Bella Coola. The park encompasses two major inlets — Mussel and Kynoch. As there is no road access to the park, it is mainly enjoyed by sailors and kayakers. Although there are no modern settlements in the area, the Heiltsuk people have maintained villages along the shores in the past. The nearest settlements are Klemtu and Bella Bella.

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