Kayakers should be aware of high speed commercial boat traffic in Epper Passage. Use caution - dense fog is common during the summer months in this area.
Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.
Epper Passage Provincial Park
- BC Hydro will be removing old cable that runs from Tofino to Ahousaht from the ocean floor from July 19 to August 2, 2014. Portions of this cable that are within Epper Passage Park will also be removed. Please also note that site remediation on Morfee Island including removal of intertidal cable and infrastructure will take place sometime in August.
- Portions of Epper Passage Park are designated as a Rock Fish Conservation Area. Some special fishing restrictions apply. Please click on the links below to view restrictions and a map of area.
About This ParkEpper Passage Provincial Park lies on route to popular kayak camping areas within Clayoquot Sound, including Flores Island and Vargas Island. Located between Meares and Vargas Islands, the park encompasses Dunlap and Morfee Islands and offers a variety of water-based wilderness recreation opportunities, including scuba diving, boating, kayaking, fishing and wildlife viewing. The rocky terrain makes access to the upland portion of the park difficult, making it unsuitable for wilderness camping. Ecological Reserve status is being considered for these small islands, whose surrounding waters are rich in marine life, including the rare massive purple ascidians (sea squirts).
Accessible by boat only, travel to the park offers excellent views of the pristine wilderness that is Clayoquot Sound. Paddlers should use caution when traveling in Epper Passage, as the area is often busy with commercial boat traffic and dense fog can enclose the area quite quickly during the summer months. On a clear day, exploring the waters surrounding these small unique islands provides plenty of rewarding opportunities for nature enthusiasts, photographers and adventurers.
Park Size: 306 hectares (55 ha upland and 251 ha foreshore)
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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
- Conservation - The waters surrounding these small islands are rich in marine life, including scarce massive purple ascidians (sea squirts).
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 318.36KB] for Epper Passage Provincial Park is available in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
Rockfish Conservation Areas occur within this park. Fishing activities are limited in Rockfish Conservation Areas. Before you go fishing please refer to the Rockfish Conservation Area descriptions available from Fisheries and Oceans Canada DFO. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.