Artlish Caves Provincial Park is located northwest of Zeballos in rugged north Vancouver Island. This 234-hectare park is a wilderness area and provides protection for the island’s last remaining and undisturbed karst unit that incorporates a major river cave.
Although there may be potential for caving opportunities in the future, karst topography is easily damaged and this sensitive area is not recommended for use, other than hikes and picnics, until a management plan is complete.
The park is home to Roosevelt Elk and five species of salmon, and features protected stands of old-growth Sitka spruce.
The park is not regularly serviced and no facilities are available.
Artlish Caves Provincial Park is located 6 miles (9 km) northwest of Zeballos. The most popular access is at the west side of the park through Canadian Forest Products TFL 37. This system of roads is accessed via the Zeballos Forest Service road (off Highway 19 just north of Woss). Drivers should be very cautious as the chance of encountering loaded logging trucks while traveling these roads is highly likely.
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