Tow Hill (Naikoon Provincial Park)

Skeen-Queen Charlotte Region, British Columbia

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PARK AMENITIES & ACCESSIBILITY

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Access Route
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Camping
N/A
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Goods & Services
Unrated
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Washrooms
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Viewing Areas
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Trails
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Water Access
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About This Park

The Tow Hill hiking trail in Naikoon Provincial Park is a short 15-30 minute trek (approx. 1.5 km one way) through coastal forests comprised of ferns, deadfall and salal all the way to the summit of Tow Hill and a lookout deck. The trail starts out from the parking lot where there is some pit toilets and a small picnic area. Take the virtual tour at the Naikoon Park site.

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Tow Hill (Naikoon Provincial Park)

Park Facilities & Accessibility Features

Access Route

The access route or trail is a constructed board walk 1.5 kilometers in length. As an access route the board walk does not meet certain minimum standards with regard to width and short sections that exceed the minimum gradient of 1:20 slope. Hence the rating above. Aside from this the board walk is very easy to navigate in a mobility device. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Camping

There is no camping at this location. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Goods & Services

Interpretive panels, relaying cultural, environmental and historic messages, were designed to include colour contrasts and braille. They also include tactile cast images you can read with your fingertips. A four-track solar-paneled talking sign conveys a Haida welcome, a Haida song, and the legend of the Big Spider, with additional information pertaining to the area. It is installed close to the beginning of the boardwalk, by the picnic area and the Hiellen River. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Washrooms

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Viewing Areas

There are a number of viewing areas along the route where you can view the ocean and forest. The main viewing platform is located at the end of the boardwalk in proximity to the blow hole. This is an excellent viewing area with sweeping vistas of the ocean. On a clear day Alaska is visible to the north. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Trails

There are a number of trails that exist off of the main boardwalk. These trails are not accessible. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Water Access

There are a number of points along the boardwalk and other trails that access the beach and water. None of these access routes to the water are accessible. Download Full Accessibility Audit

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