Main Lake Provincial Park on Quadra Island encompasses six lakes and protects a biologically diverse freshwater system that includes more than 72 bird species and 234 plant species. The park, which was established in 1997, offers significant wilderness recreation opportunities, including wilderness camping, canoeing, kayaking and hiking.
Wilderness camping is allowed at 7 designated camping areas in the park. These areas are accessible by boat only. Camping is not permitted in other areas of the park. Please practice “Leave No Trace” camping ethics. This park is open year round, however fees are only collected from May 15 – September 15 when backcountry services are provided. Payment must be made via the BC Parks Backcountry Registration System. Although the system does not reserve a campsite, the system provides visitors the convenience of prepaying for their trip and not having to carry cash. Cash payments for backcountry camping opportunities are not available at this time.


3,530 ha.


A sandy bottom boat launch, parking lot, and 7 boat accessible designated camping areas in the park. Camping is not permitted in other areas of the park.


Located on east-central Quadra Island. Visitors can reach Quadra Island via BC Ferry service from Campbell River on central Vancouver Island. While the park may be accessed by vehicle via ferry/highway, it is best enjoyed by canoe, kayak or small boat.

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Reservations not available


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