| Botanical Beach | Cape
Scott | Carmanah Walbran
French Beach | Goldstream
| Gordon Bay | Horne Lake Caves
Lake | Mouat | Newcastle
Little Qualicam Falls |
Beach | Sproat Lake | Stamp
Falls Strathcona | Taylor
BAMBERTON PROVINCIAL PARK
Located just off of the Trans-Canada Highway between Mill Bay and Victoria,
the Bamberton Provincial Park provides a campground in a forest of arbutus,
excellent fishing and good beaches fronting into the Saanich Inlet. The
Saanich Peninsula, Gulf Islands and Mount Baker are just some of the stunning
views from the park.
BOTANICAL BEACH PROVINCIAL PARK
The park area encompasses 251 hectares filled with hundreds of species
of plants and animals, all of which have adapted to the wide range of
conditions. Killer and Grey whales, sea lions and seals have been observed
in the offshore waters. From Port Renfrew which is located on the west
coast of Vancouver Island on Highway 14, there is a good gravel road
to a very large parking lot and a 15 - 20 minute pleasant walk in the
woods to the beach. Visitors must pack supplies and garbage in and out.
CAPE SCOTT PROVINCIAL PARK
This 21,849 hectare park is a rugged scenic area on the northwest tip
of Vancouver Island. The nine beaches of the park total a length of
about 23 kilometres. At Port Hardy follow 67 km of logging roads to
the parking lot and entrance of the park. Wilderness camping areas are
available on the beach. An extensive network of trails of varying length
and difficulty lead through the park.
CARMANAH WALBRAN PROVINCIAL PARK
The Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park encompasses 16,450 hectares of
old growth forest where ancient cedar and Sitka spruce thrive in the
wet climate. The park is located south of Bamfield on the west coast
of Vancouver Island. The only park facilities are located in the Lower
Carmanah Valley. There is a campground with sites providing tent pads,
tables and fire rings
FRENCH BEACH PROVINCIAL PARK
The park is located just off of Highway 14 northwest of Sooke on the
Juan de Fuca Strait. A campground, picnic area, boat launch, good beaches,
angling oppurtunities, hiking trails and whale watching in the spring
are just some of the parks features.
GOLDSTREAM PROVINCIAL PARK
The Goldstream Provincial Park is a nature enthusiasts paradise. The
park is located 19 km northwest of Victoria. A 150 site campground with
toilets, water, showers and wood nearby is found within the park. An
extensive trail system and self-guided nature walks lead the way to
the parks scenic features.
GORDON BAY PROVINCIAL PARK
The park is located north of Duncan on Highway 18 on the south arm of
Cowichan Lake and provides a campground, boat launch, hiking trails
and excellent fishing for Dolly Varden, rainbow and cutthroat trout.
The park is open year-round.
LAKE CAVES PROVINCIAL PARK
Located approximately 60km (37mi) north of Nanaimo and 12km (7mi) off
the Island Highway (Highway #19). Turn west off the main highway at
Horne Lake Road and follow signs leading to the park. This 123 hectare
sized park protects and preserves a small portion of the Qualicum River
and the Horne Lake Caves.
MIRACLE BEACH PROVINCIAL PARK
The park is located south of Campbell River, 3 km (2 mi) off of Highway
19 on Elma Bay near the north end of the Georgia Strait. Sandy beaches,
a fully facilitated 193 site campground, and picnic areas are just some
of the parks attractions. Hiking trails lead through a second-growth
forest where abundant species of plants and animals are resident.Daytrips
such as hiking on Forbidden Plateau, visiting the Mitlenatch Island
seabird colony, Cumberland's historic sites or visiting nearby Denman,
Hornby, Quadra and Cortes Islands are all interesting ways to explore
MORTON LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
The park is located northwest of Campbell River via Mohun Lake on the
Menzies Bay logging road. The park fronts onto both Morton and Mohun
Lakes which both provide good beaches and angling oppurtunities. Hiking
trails lead the visitor through a forest of Douglas-fir, hemlock, cedar
and white pine or to nearby Andrew Lake. Boating and canoeing are good
ways to explore the areas waterways. A small campground is provided.
MOUAT PROVINCIAL PARK
Located at Ganges on Saltspring Island, this park was donated by the
Mouat family who were island pioneers. The island was first inhabited
by black slaves who escaped from the United States. A campground and
picnic area are provided.
NEWCASTLE ISLAND PROVINCIAL PARK
This marine park encompasses an island of 306 hectares where a shoreline
of sandstone cliffs, with caves and caverns within, meets sandy gravel
beaches. Newcastle Island is accessible by boat from Nanaimo. There
are 18 tent sites available with toilets, wood and water nearby. Group
camping facilities may be reserved. Trails provide access to all areas
of the island.
LITTLE QUALICUM FALLS PROVINCIAL PARK
Located 19 km (12 mi) west of Parksville on Highway 4, Little Qualicum
Falls Provincial Park provides the visitor with a campground, picnic
areas and hiking trails leading to waterfalls and swimming holes. Nearby
attractions include Cameron Lake, ocean beaches and Cathedral grove
RATHTREVOR BEACH PROVINCIAL PARK
The park is located 3 km (2 mi) south of Parksville. A campground, play
and picnic area, hiking trails and over 2000 metres (6560 ft) of beach
are just some of the parks attractions. The park is a bird watchers
paradise, particularly during the herring spawn in early spring. See
SPROAT LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
The Sproat Lake Provincial Park is located on Highway 4, 14 km west
of Port Alberni. Sproat Lake, home of the world's largest water bomber,
is a superb area for fishing, swimming and waterskiing. Ancient native
petroglyphs are located nearby. A picnic area and firepits are provided.
Two campgrounds, with 60 sites combined, provide water, wood, toilets
and a sani-station.
STAMP FALLS PROVINCIAL PARK
This park is located on Beaver Creek Road, 14 km west of Port Alberni.
Photographers and nature lovers alike will find the area particularily
rewarding in the late summer and early fall as the leaves change colour
and the chinook, coho and sockeye salmon make their annual spawning
migration up the areas rivers. The 22 unit campground provides water,
wood and toilets. Fishing in the nearby waterways for cutthroat trout
and steelhead may prove to a productive activity.
STRATHCONA PROVINCIAL PARK
This beautiful mountain wilderness encompasses more than 210,000 hectares
and is the oldest of British Columbia's parks. There are two campgrounds
within the park, Buttle Lake (85 sites) and Ralph River (76 sites).
Both provide water, toilets and firewood. There are marine back-country
camping sites on the western shores of Buttle Lake and one on Rainbow
Island. An extensive trail system leads through the park to the area's
TAYLOR ARM PROVINCIAL PARK
Located just off of Highway 4 on the north shores of Sproat Lake west
of Port Alberni, the park provides the visitor with group camping facilities,
a beach and angling opportunities.