One Island Lake
Activities include bird watching, fishing, swimming and just relaxing. A variety of waterfowl congregate at One Island Lake. Moose, white-tail and mule deer, beaver and black bear are also common to the area. One Island Lake is a popular destination for area anglers. The lake is stocked annually with brook and rainbow trout. The lake also…
The expansive wilderness requires visitors practice “Leave No Trace” backcountry camping ethics -pack out what you pack in. There are various trails and the hiking loop to the mineral lick offers opportunities to view big horn sheep. Scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and canoeing/kayaking are also popular at the lake.
The park is set amidst towering cliffs of coloured limestone, and encompasses Turquoise, Crown and Pavilion Lakes. Campsites are situated in open forest on the lakeshore of Crown across lake from waterfall. The beach is gradual and safe even for small children. Rock-climbing, hiking, scuba diving, fishing and wildlife viewing are popular. May – September.
The most popular hiking trails start from Kootenay National Park to the west and from Spray Lakes, south of Canmore, Alberta. Popular activities include camping, hiking, mountain climbing, as well as fishing and ski touring in the winter. During the summer, campsites are on first-come, first-serve basis. During summer and winter, reservations can be made…
McDonald Creek is the ideal place to spend several days enjoying kms of beautiful fine sandy beaches, swimming, and relaxing in the nearby commercial Nakusp or halycon Hotsprings. 32 campsites have direct beach access. The park has 18 electrified campsites, a new shower building with flush toilets, and a coin operated full service sani-station with…
Great fishing, and waterfront campsites on Lake Revelstoke make this park popular with local anglers, boaters and families. The park has one of the few sandy beaches on Lake Revelstoke. With its close proximity to Revelstoke, the park offers access to a wide range of activities and attractions. See bcparks.ca for operation dates.
Located on the popular Christina Lake in the Monashee Mountains, Gladstone Provincial Park offers fantastic camping and boating opportunities. The park also has 48 km of hiking trails as well as backcountry horseback trails. Day-use and picnicking can be found at the nearby Christina Lake Provincial Park day-use area. Firewood and ice are available for…
2km of lakefront offers a variety of swimming and watersport opportunities. The campground is situated on a flat delta which is perfect for young families and seniors to enjoy walking, biking and rollerblading. A short hike up the stairway takes you to the spectacular Shorts Creek water falls which peak in the spring and are…
Spacious campsites are situated in a forest setting up above some of the Okanagan’s finest beaches. Ellison is perfect for fun-filled family adventures and beach activities. For your recreation pleasure, there is a scenic nature trail and mountain biking trails which are perfect for all ages and abilities. Reservations are strongly advised during peak season….
Only 45 minute drive north of Vancouver, enjoy the experience of ocean front camping at Porteau Cove. The day-use area offers picnic sites in a grassy area along the shore with gorgeous views of Howe Sound and Anvil Island. Porteau Cove is also accessible by water; a mooring float (with no shore access) is located…
Halkett Bay offers a wilderness camping experience in a marine environment, just minutes north of Horseshoe Bay by boat. Access to land is available using the small float and dock. Only dinghies are permitted to be tied up at the dock for extended periods of time. Campfires not permitted at this park.
Ruckle – Salt Spring Island
This park has a fascinating farm history as the Ruckle family’s involvement with this land dates back to 1872. There are extensive hiking trails, beachcombing and heritage farm buildings to explore. An excellent wildlife viewing area. Interpretive Programs run during summer months. Firewood is available for sale.
One of the most popular destinations on Vancouver Island, reservations are recommended. Over 2 km of sandy beach and 5.5 km of hiking trails within the park. There are many day trips accessible from Rathtrevor, and it is only 30 minutes from the Nanaimo Ferry Terminal. Camping is available year round.
Maquinna Marine (Hot Springs Cove)
This Park boasts naturally occurring hot springs and pools that interface with the tidal flux. There is a strictly enforced “leave no trace” policy – pack out everything you pack in. The Hot Springs are a highly fragile ecosystem and detergents or soaps are prohibited.
Tribune Bay – Hornby Island
Tribune Bay located on Hornby Island is nicknamed “Little Hawaii” and features white sandy beaches that stretch endlessly out to meet an aquamarine sea. Boasting close to 1 km of fine white sand beach, the south-facing Tribune Bay is easily one of the most spectacular on the east side of Vancouver Island. Here, shallow waters…
Smelt Bay – Cortes Island
The campground features multi-tiered sites with tent pads located in private locations and a beautiful communal cook shelter. This campground is a fantastic destination for tenters and smaller RVs. The day use area features a sand and pebble beach that is good for marine exploration at low tide. Reservations are recommended in the peak season….
Helliwell – Hornby Island
Spectacular views of marine life, the Strait of Georgia and the Coast Mountains can be had from any point along the bluffs. As you explore the park’s meandering hiking and walking trails, you will find weather-beaten old-growth Douglas firs and gnarled Garry oaks, as well as flora and fauna which may seem more at home…
Fillongley – Denman Island
Fillongley boasts ocean side camping in a compact 10 site park that is ideal for both RVs and tenters. This park is extremely popular and is 100% reservable from April 1st to October 31st; reservations are strongly recommended. 1-night overflow camping may be available for tenters and small RVs (space permitting). This park offers winter…