Be Safe and Plan Ahead!
Review safety tips
Make sure you check out the Hunting Safety page to be fully prepared for your trip. Remember Kwadacha is a remote community, and the nearest hospital is in Mackenzie, B.C. (approximately 8 hours drive from Kwadacha)
Have enough supplies
Make sure you have enough supplies for yourself and everyone coming with you. Although the store in town has supplies, it is best to be prepared for any contingency. If you have questions about what the store offers, contact the Kwadacha Community store at 250-471-2600
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Have a Radio
You will need to have a radio in your vehicle to get through the road safely. If you require a radio for travel to Kwadacha, you can rent one from Central Interior Communications in Prince George.
How to get here
Driving to and from Kwadacha
Always make sure you let someone know when you are heading out and check in once you have access to telephone/internet. If your plan changes, make sure to let that person know in case something happens to you. If you do not make people aware of what you are doing and do not arrive when you are expected, we may think you need assistance.
Always be prepared for an emergency and complete a vehicle check to ensure you are properly equipped. Make sure you have a spare tire and recommended tools for changing tires. Recommend bringing a lunch and water with you on your drive to Kwadacha. Make sure you are prepared for an emergency as there is no services on the road past Mackenzie, all communications are via satellite or radio.
We recommend having a radio in your vehicle to follow safe practices when driving to or from Kwadacha, make sure you are following the signs on the road that post the radio channel for each section.
Prince George - Kwadacha
Start road radio on RR4 channel at km 8.2 on Causeway Road, about .2 5 km after turning off Highway 3 9 on to gravel road. There is a sign showing road names and channels and directing drivers to call “Up.
Frequently Asked Questions
Visitors in the community can reach out to the Language and Culture director for more information on Kwadacha language and culture.
You can find information on the Treaty process following this link.
Be courteous, respectful, and patient. Do not use your phone or other devices when talking with them. Pay attention to their teachings and do not rush them.
Visitors in the community should not seek language and culture information from our Elders. If you would still like to talk to an Elder, please reach out to the Language and Culture director.
The water in the community is safe for consumption. The Operations and Maintenance is responsible for testing the water on a regular basis and reporting to FNHA. Water sampling is conducted monthly. An FNHA delegate comes to the community quarterly to conduct health & safety inspections.
If you are staying in an accommodation there is no need to worry about garbage disposal as the custodial staff will take care of it.
Call 1800-663-5555 or dial *5555 on your phone if you spot smoke, flames, or an unattended campfire.
Please visit the Hunting and Safety page for more information.
Yes, it is safe to walk around the community, however, we recommend being aware that you might encounter wildlife during your stay. Human-wildlife conflict can be a serious issue, however, there are a variety of simple things that you can do to avoid this situation. Most human-wildlife conflict is caused by human behaviour, especially people leaving out attractants. If an animal can get an easy meal from improperly stored food or garbage, it will come back or look for the same kind of food source elsewhere. Animals that become conditioned to human-sourced food can become dangerous. What can you do to avoid this?
- Store garbage, recycling, and compost indoors or in a bear-proof container.
- Keep freezers indoors or in a secure shed.
- Store fish and wild meat indoors after it has dried.
- Block potential den sites, like crawl spaces under decks.
- Empty or remove bird feeders during bear season (April to November) and clean up any spilled birdseed.
- Clean grease and food residue from your barbecue after each use.
- Store pet food and dishes indoors.
- Collect pet waste and dispose of it with garbage.
The only firearms allowed for wilderness protection are non-restricted rifles and shotguns. Those persons expected to use the firearm must be Canadian residents, have a valid Possession and Acquisition License (PAL).
You are not allowed to discharge firearms:
- Near and within Kwadacha
- Near any major camps
- All provincial parks
Please contact the Department of Lands, Resources, and Treaty Operations for a complete list of restricted areas.
Yes, there are several trails around the community – Maps of the trails can be picked up at the band office in Kwadacha and Prince George
Yes, you can. However, if you do not have knowledge about outdoor plants, you should avoid it.