The majority of the parks and campgrounds listed are Provincial Parks with a website link for more information that includes amenities, restrictions and a location map. The text in most listings has been taken or paraphrased from the website.
A separate parcel of park located on South Texada Island’s eastern shore provides well-protected anchorage from all sides except the southeast. The small island and peninsula are included in South Texada Provincial Park, but the head of the bay is private land. There are no camping facilities or other services. This park has opportunities for fishing, kayaking and hiking.
This 600 plus acre island paradise is located off the southern tip of Texada Island in the Straight of Georgia. Jedediah was originally homesteaded in the late 1800's and then bought in 1949 by Mary Palmer and her husband. Almost half a century went by until Jedediah became a Class A Provincial Marine Park.
The park encompasses two complete islands – Jervis and Bunny – located in the Sabine Channel between Texada and Lasqueti Islands, part of a chain of more than 30 islands and rocky islets with Jedediah Island being the largest. The Islands comprise forest ecosystems intermingled with rocky cliffs and outcrops encircled by a rich marine environment.
Relatively easy access and a natural setting with a sense of remoteness make this area a popular destination for kayakers and boaters. Opportunities also exist for hiking, wilderness camping, fishing, scuba diving and nature appreciation..
An open grassy campsite by a long beach on the southwest facing side of Texada Island 30 minutes south of Gillies Bay via good gravel road. The site fee is only $5.00 per night per site by donation. The site has a secure donation box located in the main site. It is also mostly user maintained…there is no garbage collection so pack out what you pack in.
Black-tailed deer, birds and inter-tidal life can all be found in the park and there are many old roads that are suitable for mountain biking and hiking. The park has opportunities for fishing, kayaking and hiking, but there are no camping facilities or other services provided.
The steep, rocky shoreline of South Texada Park makes access by boat very difficult. However, Anderson Bay Provincial Park, a separate parcel located on South Texada’s eastern shore, provides well-protected anchorage from all sides except the southeast. The small island and peninsula are included in the park, but the head of the bay is private land
Sea lions snoozing, near Favada Point, Texada Island, BC
A pleasant place to enjoy a picnic or spend a day exploring the rocky headlands and arid terrain, which is barren, but beautiful. A rocky point encloses Squitty Bay, a small bay near the southeast tip of Lasqueti Island north of Young Point. Boaters can find anchorage in the bay, which can be a welcome refuge from the windy and open waters of the Strait of Georgia.
Camping is not allowed in the park, and the only facilities are picnic tables, pit toilets and a public dock.