This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
Haley Lake Ecological Reserve
Ecological Reserves are areas in British Columbia selected to preserve representative and special natural ecosystems, plant and animal species, features, and phenomena. Ecological Reserves provide the highest level of protection for the maintenance of physical and biological diversity while allowing for research and educational activities. More information on Ecological Reserves »
Haley Lake Ecological Reserve was established to conserve a small population of the rare and endangered Vancouver Island marmot.
Detailed Ecological Reserve Description
BC Parks has created a detailed description of each Ecological Reserve to support current or potential education and research. Each account includes physical, biological, and cultural information as well as management concerns regarding the Ecological Reserve, with references to supporting documents where available. Additional documents may also be made available, upon request.
- Vancouver Island Marmot Behaviour Thesis
- Vancouver Island Marmot Vegetation and Foraging Ecology Thesis
- Vancouver Island Marmot Observations - 1976
- Vancouver Island Marmot Inventory - 1982
- Vancouver Island Marmot Inventory - 1983
- Vancouver Island Marmot Inventory - 1984
- Vancouver Island Marmot Inventory - 1986
Ecological reserves are not created for outdoor recreation. Most ecological reserves, however, are open to the public for non-destructive pursuits like hiking, nature observation and photography. Consumptive activities like hunting, freshwater fishing, camping, livestock grazing, removal of materials, plants or animals are prohibited by regulation in ecological reserves. Motorized vehicles are not allowed. Research and educational activities may be carried out but only under permit.
Access to Haley Lake Ecological Reserve is restricted to protect sensitive wildlife and habitat. Permission is required.
Location and Maps
Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
On Vancouver Island, approximately 32 km SW of Nanaimo