There are several cliff areas in the park; please take care when walking in these areas.
Bring your own water, as potable water is not available in the park.
Boyle Point Provincial Park and Protected Area
About This Park
A forested trail leads through the park’s second-growth forest to the viewpoints, where visitors will be rewarded with a spectacular view of Baynes Sound and the Chrome Island Lighthouse. Seals and sea lions can be spotted off the point, as well as bald eagles, osprey and a variety of seabirds.
In 2013, 52 hectares were added to protect forest that has never been logged. The forests contain some of the Denman Island’s oldest and largest Douglas fir, hemlock and Western cedar trees. The addition also contains unique rock meadows and wetland areas.
Please note: This park operates on a “User Maintained” basis. Services and facilities differ from those offered in other BC Parks.
Established Date: August 10, 1989 for the park and March 21, 2013 for the protected area
Park Size: Park – 188 hectares; Protected Area – 9.3 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.
Boyle Point is located on Denman Island. Take the Denman Island Ferry from Buckley Bay, off Hwy #19a on central Vancouver Island. Take the Buckley Bay exit #101 from Hwy #19. Once on the island, follow Denman Road to the Hornby Island Ferry terminal; turn right and follow East Road to the park.
Nearby communities include: Fanny Bay and Comox Valley
Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- Wildlife: California and Steller’s sea lions come to the area around Boyle Point to feed on huge schools of herring found in Baynes Sound during the winter. Visitors can often see bald eagles and osprey from the viewpoints, as well as a variety of other sea and shore birds.
- Management Planning Information
- Approved Master Plan for Boyle Point Provincial Park [PDF]
This is not the original management planning product. This document has been scanned from the original format of the plan. It may contain some formatting changes, however the content is consistent with the orignal.
Activities Available at this Park
One hiking trail leads from the parking lot to the viewpoint. This trail is approx 1.5 km one way; average walking time 25 minutes. The viewpoint at the end of the trail offers spectacular views of Baynes Sound and the Chrome Island Lighthouse. Seals, sea lions, bald eagles, osprey and a variety of seabirds can also be spotted in this area.
For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure. Please use caution around cliff areas along the trail.