We are pleased to announce that Maquinna Marine Provincial Park (Hot Springs Cove) has reopened.
Commercial Tour Operators:
Commercial operators require a BC Parks Use Permit to bring guests to any BC Park or Protected Area. Commercial operators may apply for a permit here: New Park Use Permit – Commercial Recreation – Authorization Guidance – Natural Resource Online Services (gov.bc.ca). Operating hours for commercial use are 11am-5pm.
Ahousaht First Nation, via Maaqutusiis Hahoulthee Stewardship Society, has introduced a voluntary Ahousaht Stewardship Fee for commercial operators. Find more information here or contact MHSS at (250) 725-2169, firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the public travelling to Maquinna Marine Provincial Park on private vessels are able to access the park from dawn to dusk. Individuals are encouraged to pay a voluntary Ahousaht Stewardship Fee of $15/pp/visit in addition to the $15pp/day Hahoulthee access fee.
For those spending time in Ahousaht Hahoulthee regularly, you can purchase an annual access pass for $25pp/year. Note that the annual access pass does not include Hot Springs Cove. Hot Springs Cove day passes can be purchased for $15pp/day. You can find more info here: https://mhssahousaht.ca/stewardship-fee/
If individuals choose not to pay the voluntary stewardship fee, a $3/pp BC Parks day use fee still applies. The voluntary stewardship fee includes the $3/pp BC Parks day use fee.
The Ahousaht Stewardship Fee can be paid online, by e-transfer, phone or by visiting the MHSS office in person. The BC Parks fee can paid on-site.
Please remind guests that there is no camping and no fires in Maquinna Marine Provincial Park. It is prohibited to bring alcohol, glass containers, or pets to the park. The 1.7km boardwalk replacement project has been completed and BC Parks will not be continuing to mount carved boards in the boardwalk as was done in the past.
The private campground adjacent to Maquinna Marina Provincial Park is open. For more information on camping, contact the Hesquiaht Nation (778) 269-4494.