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Safety Information

Be Safe

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)

Be Prepared

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

Stay in Touch

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.

Radio Channels

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.

Radio Channel Zone Starts
Radio Channel Zone Ends
Road Name
Channel Number
Prince George
Mackenzie Junction
Highway 97
--
Mackenzie Junction
Causeway Rd. Turn-off (18 km from Mackenzie Junction)
Highway 39
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Causeway Rd. Turn-off
km 20.5
Causeway Road
RR4
km 20.5
km 63.5
Finlay Main Line
RR5
km 63.5
km 102
Finlay Main Line
RR6
km 102
km 170
Finlay Main Line
RR7
km 170
km 176
Finlay Main Line
RR8
km 176
km 200
Finlay Main Line
RR9
km 200
km 45
Chunnamon
RR9
km 45
km 17
Factor Ross/Swannell
RR32
km 17
km 15.5
Thomas Trail, Finlay Main Line,
RR7
km 15.5
km 71
Russell Road
RR34

Flights

KN FLYING SERVICES​

Arrival and departure times subject to weather and Fort Ware fuel stop; estimated to within 15 minutes

Email patienttravel@kwadacha.com or call (250) 563-4161 for bookings.

General Information

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.

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.

Yes, but if you are unfamiliar with the area, you should stay near main roads and notify someone in the community as to where you are going. Be aware of your location and should you sustain an injury call on radio for assistance. Check the Safety and Before You Get There pages.

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.

Check out the resources available in the Safety page.

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.