Come visit us and enjoy the best services within BC Parks along the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Getting here is easy, take a short ride on BC Ferries from Horseshoe Bay, located off Hwy 99 in West Vancouver West Van to Langdale route)
Take Advantage of Some of the Interesting Activities
While visiting enjoy various outdoor activities
such as camping, hiking, fishing, Stand Up Paddle boarding, kayaking, and mountain biking. Make sure to also check out local art studios, farmer’s market, craft fair, and outdoor musical performances. Get the details of upcoming events on our facebook page, or the Sunshine Coast Canada website.
Roberts CreekA small campground, where campfires are possible in each individual campsite. A short 15-20 minute walk from the campsite is where you can enjoy a picnic at the beach. Another option is to eat lunch at the Gumboot restaurant or cafe located in the community of Roberts Creek. The Roberts Creek beach is a short walk from the community stores, and checking out the mandala is a must. Activities close by to this park include the B&K mountain bike trails or the Sunshine Coast golf course. Porpoise Bay A large campground inclusive of many individual campsites, a group site, and two picnic shelters. There are three communal fire pits strategically placed so all can enjoy a fire while camping here. Hot showers are available at each washroom facility, one in the campground and one at the beach. There are two playing fields, new playground, and a sandy beach. Also, a trail along Angus Creek (where salmon spawn every fall) is found alongside one side of the campground and leads to the estuary (where salt water and fresh water meet providing an interesting ecosystem). At the amphitheatre and picnic shelters there may be a couple of events scheduled, see our events column below for more details or check events posted on our facebook page.
Halkett Bay Located in the Howe Sound on Gambier Island. Here coastal mountains and rugged shorelines provide a feast for the eyes. You can enjoy a hike up Mount Artaban about 5 km from Halkett Bay to the top. There is overnight mooring, provided by one buoy. Also, there is a dinghy dock to reach the shore for camping at one of the three campsites. Note, no campfires are allowed and you must bring your own water. Plumper Cove Located on the northwest side of Keats Island this park provides a small anchorage including one wharf and mooring buoys. Boats may be pulled up onto the pebble shoreline. There is also access by BC Ferries from Langdale to Keats Island. To get to the park from the ferry drop off it is a 2 km walk. There are 20 campsites available, each with fire rings. As well, there is a trail system around the park with one grassy field. Note: boil drinking water advisory is always in effect.
Sargeant Bay Enjoy a short walking trail with a beautiful beach on one side and a peaceful wetland on the other. If you are a bird lover, this place is ideal for walking because roughly 157 species have been spotted amongst the flora and fauna surrounding Colvin Creek. If accessing by boat, the bay area is safe for anchorage. Note across Redroofs road and the entrance to the park, there are hiking trails that lead toward Triangle Lake. Smuggler Cove A 30 minute hike from the trail head, where you will cross a couple of board walks over wetland areas. This is a very beautiful hike, and lots of potential for wildlife sightings. Warning: each fall/winter there is flooding due to the beavers living in this area. Skookumchuck Narrows A 1.5 hour hike from the parking lot, where all vehicles must be parked. A nice bakery is along the way to the trail head, and not far from the parking lot. This has a nice seating area that overlooks a small creek, and is highly recommended during the blackberry season because their blackberry buns are very delicious. During the hike you will pass by Brown Lake, which is very scenic. The best viewing times for rapids at Skookumchuck Narrows are at periods of ‘max flood’, please see the tidal chart.
Please contact Sunshine Coast Parks to host an event for the upcoming summer season. For information about events outside of the parks along the Sunshine Coast visit Sunshine Coast Tourism.
Volunteering is an excellent way to get involved, have fun, and connect with community! Learn how to get involved by visiting BC Parks Volunteers.
Porpoise Bay campground is now closed for off-season. It will be reopned on April 15, 2017.
Plumper Cove Marine Park is now closed for off-season. It will be opened on May 1, 2017.
Roberts Creek campground is now closed for off-season. It will be open from May 15, 2017 for camping.