Gitwangak Battle Hill National Historic Site (NHS) is administered by the Gwaii Haanas Field Unit of Parks Canada, located in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii. The Simgiget'm Gitwangak Society (hereditary leaders) is consulted in all management decisions for the site.

Management statement

The fundamental goal of a national historic site management statement is to ensure the commemorative integrity of the site. A site's commemorative integrity is considered to be maintained when:

  • The resources that represent its importance are not impaired or under threat
  • The reasons for the site's national historic significance are effectively communicated to the public
  • The site's heritage values are respected by all whose decisions or actions affect the sites.

Public engagement

Parks Canada wants to hear from you!

Parks Canada has prepared a draft management statement for Gitwangak Battle Hill National Historic Site (NHS) and is inviting the public to share their views and opinions on the draft.

The new management statement will guide Parks Canada’s decisions and actions in protecting, presenting and operating Gitwangak Battle Hill NHS over a ten-year period.

Parks Canada has reviewed the challenges and opportunities facing Gitwangak Battle Hill NHS and assessed the current state of the site. Based on this work, and with input and support from the Simgiget’m Gitwangak Society (hereditary leaders) the current draft management statement has been prepared.  It is now available for review and comment.

Parks Canada is seeking your input to help us develop a strong and effective plan that provides direction for the management of Gitwangak Battle Hill NHS for the next 10 years. This is your opportunity to have your say.

Download a copy of the draft management statement here: Gitwangak Battle Hill NHS Draft Management Statement (PDF 184 KB), or email: to request a copy.

Written comments in either official language must be submitted by September 29, 2017 to:

Terrie Dionne
Parks Canada, Gwaii Haanas Field Unit
P.O. Box 37
Queen Charlotte, BC
V0T 1S0