Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF 79KB].
Anderson Bay Provincial Park
About This ParkAnderson Bay, 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.
South Texada Island has many old roads that are suitable for mountain biking and hiking.
Established Date: June 29, 2000
Park Size: Anderson Bay is 35 hectares and South Texada Provincial Park is 900 hectares.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. South Texada Provincial Park.
The nearest communities are Gillies Bay and Vananda located near the northern end of Texada Island. RCMP and First Aid services are located at Gillies Bay.
Nature and Culture
- Wildlife: Black-tailed deer, birds and intertidal life can all be found in the park.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 292KB] for Anderson Bay Provincial Park is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park. There are no designated kayak/canoe accessible camping sites, just find a suitable spot to haul out or camp. Practice "No Trace" camping.
There is good ocean fishing for salmon, rockfish and lingcod. Exposed coastal conditions. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
There are no developed trails at this park. For your safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure. Nearby South Texada Provincial Park has many old roads that are suitable for mountain biking and hiking.
SCUBA diving opportunities are available at the park by self-equipped parties. There are no rentals.