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Echo Bay Marine Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
- The wharf at Echo Bay is closed
The wharf at Echo Bay has been deemed unsafe and is now closed until further notice. Visitors are advised to keep off the wharf. As an alternate, visitors may anchor in the bay and row ashore.
About This Park
Access to Echo Bay Marine Park on the north-western side of Gilford Island is by boat or floatplane only. This small park provides a sheltered spot for boaters to stop and stretch their legs. A number of kayak transportation companies utilize Echo Bay as a drop off spot for their kayak operations as it is a good place to start a journey through the adjacent Broughton Archipelago.
A small wharf provides overnight tie-up facilities for vessels less than 7 metres. Larger vessels must anchor or use the neighbouring docks located at one of the two resorts in the community of Echo Bay. Fuel and supplies are also available at these resorts, adjacent to the park. Other amenities available at Echo Bay include a post office, grocery store and arts and crafts stores.
Established: February 26, 1971
Park Size: 1.5 hectares (1 hectare of upland and 0.5 hectares of foreshore)
Know Before You Go
- Water is not available at this park.
Location and Maps
Nature and Culture
- History/Heritage Culture: This site has been used by First Nations people for hundreds of years, as evidenced by the many thick midden deposits found within the park. Prior to being established as a Provincial Park in 1971, this site was a Ministry of Forests ranger station in the 1950s.
- Wildlife (specific to this park or area): Home to a Great Blue Heron rookery, Echo Bay Park is a great place to see this endangered bird.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information