A separate parcel of park located on South Texada Island’s eastern shore provides
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.
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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.
Gillies Bay (west side of Texada Island)
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A popular beach that offers rugged forest wilderness and white, sandy beaches. Campers can choose between private treed and sandy oceanfront sites.
30 minutes south of Gillies Bay via good gravel road
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Locally managed Forest Service campsite
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-
This small park is a pleasant place to enjoy a picnic or spend a day exploring the
rocky headlands and arid terrain, which is barren but beautiful. Visitors can walk
around the park and out onto the headland, which offers views of distant Mount Baker
to the east and the Comox Valley, capped by the stunning white expanse of the Comox
Glacier, to the west. Be careful where you walk and sit, as ground-
Camping is not allowed in the park, and the only facilities are picnic tables, pit toilets and a public dock.