About the Park

This family friendly park is accessible only by foot passenger ferry or boat. With breathtaking views of the Coastal Mountains and the Harbour City, the island offers a unique natural, historical and cultural experience for visitors.

Newcastle Island Marine ©BC Parks


Snuneymuaw First Nation

Phone: 250-754-7893
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.bcparks.ca


Overnight use of dock facilities – $2/metre
Overnight use of mooring buoy – $14/vessel
Frontcountry camping – $18/party/night
Group camping base fee-sites 1,2 &3 – $80/group site/night
Group camping base fee-sites 4 & 5 – $50/group site/night
Group picnicking – $50/group site/day
Winter frontcountry camping – $11/party/day


18 walk-in campsites, 5 large group campsites, flush and pit toilets, hot showers, fresh water, food concession and food lockers. Large day-use area with playground, swimming beach, picnic tables, horseshoe pits and a large grassy area.


Accessible by boat only. From Nanaimo, take foot passenger ferry from Maffeo-Sutton Park behind the Civic Arena. Public wharf also available for a fee.


336 ha.

Available activities & amenities at this park ↓

Park Amenities

  • Wilderness / backcountry / walk-in camping

  • Group campsites

  • Picnic sites

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Toilets

  • Showers

  • Campfires allowed

  • Interpretive programs

  • Playground

  • Pets must be on leash

Park Activities

  • Swimming

  • Canoeing / kayaking

  • Fishing

  • Hiking

  • Bicycling

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