Texada Island Parks & Campgrounds

Texada Island Parks and Campgrounds

The parks and campgrounds listed extend from just south of Lund to Desolation Sound to the north.  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 the listings has been taken or paraphrased from the website.

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Anderson Bay Provincial Park

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.  

Jedediah Island

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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Sabine Channel Provincial 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.

Shelter Point Park Campground

Gillies Bay (west side of Texada Island)
604 486 7228

A popular beach that offers rugged forest wilderness and white, sandy beaches. Campers can choose between private treed and sandy oceanfront sites.

Shingle Beach Campground

30 minutes south of Gillies Bay via good gravel road

604 486 7848   

Locally managed Forest Service campsite

South Texada Island Provincial Park

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.

Squitty Bay Provincial Park

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-hugging prickly pear cacti grow here alongside Rocky Mountain juniper, far from its montane habitat. 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.

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