Kleanza Creek Provincial Park

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Kleanza Creek Provincial Park
Cascades in Kleanza Creek Provincial Park.png
Cascades in Kleanza Creek Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Kleanza Creek Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Kleanza Creek Provincial Park
Location within British Columbia
LocationCanada
Nearest cityTerrace, British Columbia
Coordinates54°35′55″N 128°23′45″W / 54.59861°N 128.39583°W / 54.59861; -128.39583Coordinates: 54°35′55″N 128°23′45″W / 54.59861°N 128.39583°W / 54.59861; -128.39583
Area269 ha (660 acres)
Established1956
OperatorBC Parks

Kleanza Creek Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. Kleanza Creek is a tributary of the Skeena River. The park occupies over an area of 269 hectares (660 acres).[1]

The Kleanza Creek Provincial Park is located in the Coast Mountains. The characteristic landscape of this area is dominated by forests and rock canyons. The park is an historically important area. The name 'Kleanza' is the Gitxsan word for gold. In the 1890s the creek saw its first mining for placer gold. Mining for gold on the river was abandoned because it was too deep and there was too much water in it. To this day, remains of old mines can be seen in the canyons[2].

Conservation[edit]

Kleanza Creek Provincial Park provides protection to the Kleanza Creek Canyon and other crucial salmon spawning habitats[2],

Wildlife[edit]

The creek is a major migratory waterway for the Pink salmon, which return to the creek during fall[2].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kleanza Creek Park". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ a b c "Kleanza Creek Provincial Park". Ministry of Environment, British Columbia. Retrieved 24 July 2013.