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60 Lions Bay Avenue
Lions Bay, BC V0N 2E1

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There was great interest in the list of Marine Parks we suggested last year so this year we thought we’d extend our list of Marine Parks for your boating enjoyment, especially if you are looking to venture further away from home this summer. We are working on a few more lists of other areas, so there’s more to come.

Please note, these are not complete lists of Marine Parks but rather those that are most accessible with the best services.

D’Arcy Island is located in Haro Strait and served as a leper colony from 1890 to 1924. Today there are some facilities available on the east side of the island such as a pit toilet, information shelter, individual and group campsites. It’s a great place for a picnic, swimming, diving and fishing. There is no sheltered moorage, but temporary anchorage can be found during fair weather. Use caution when approaching as this island is surrounded by reefs and rocks.  

Beaumont Island is located on South Pender Island and offers excellent moorage at the 15 mooring buoys east of Skull Islet; sheltered anchorage can be found just beyond the buoys and stretching southward. Facilities include campsites, picnic tables, hiking trails, fresh water and pit toilets. One hiking trail ascends 900’ to the top of Mount Norman. From this vantage point, the highest on the Pender Islands, hikers can see many of the surrounding Gulf Islands. South of the park is a government dock and Bedwell Harbour Marina.

Cabbage Island is located north of Tumbo Island, off the north shore of Saturna Island and was purchased in 1977 with assistance from the Nature Conservancy of Canada. It offers ten mooring buoys in Reef Harbour, a sheltered anchorage which offers seasonal refuge from the weather. This park has sandy beaches, a captivating intertidal shoreline and wilderness camping. There are pit toilets, an information shelter and picnic tables available for use.

Winter Cove is located on Saturna Island, near Samuel Island. This park is unique as it does not have a steep shoreline, which characterizes most bays in the area. There are no floats here, but there is good anchorage. There is a trail system that take you along the shoreline to Boat Passage, through a Douglas fir forest and then back out to the shoreline, where you started. Boat Passage is rumoured to have been a favourite escape route for rumrunners during the prohibition days. Pit toilets, fresh water and picnic tables are available.

Wallace Island is located off Saltspring Island. There are two popular anchorages there, Conover cove and Princess Bay. Both are entered off Hourston Passage. This was the site of a busy summer resort during the 50’s and 60’s. A few old resort cabins remain, as well as some old farm machinery. Facilities include hiking trails, camping, picnic sites, drinking water and pit toilets.

Dionisio Point, is located on Galiano Island, in the Strait of Georgia. This area offers sandy beaches, two superb bays and a shallow lagoon that warms in the summer sun for fabulous swimming. This is a great area to kayak, hike, beachcomb, fish and scuba dive Facilities include campsites, a hand water pump, picnic areas and pit toilets. There is temporary moorage and protection from southerly winds

Many wonderful family adventures are to be had visiting these parks on our beautiful coast. We hope you get a chance to visit some of these places and discover a few more too. Enjoy your summer 

Give us a call today for more information at 604-921-7124. We’d be happy to talk with you

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