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Park Contact This park proudly operated by:
R.L.C. Enterprize Ltd.
E-mail address: office@rlcparks.ca
Phone: (250) 474-1336

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Fillongley Provincial Park

About This Park

This small picturesque park on the north side of Denman Island offers an idyllic location to enjoy a picnic and spend a quiet afternoon. The land that is now Fillongley Provincial Park was bequeathed to the province of British Columbia by George Beadnell, an Englishman who settled here at the turn of the century. Over the years, Beadnell developed Fillongley into one of the most beautiful estates in the Gulf Islands. A large, flat grassy field – once the site of a bowling green – comes alive with vibrant wildflowers in the spring. Set amongst a canopy of imported deciduous trees, this park is also noted for its beautiful display of colours in the fall.

Ten campsites are located along the ocean, and there are several walking trails through the park where visitors can observe the old-growth cedar forest, a salmon spawning stream and remains of the old homestead.

Park Size: 23 hectares

Special Notes:
  • Fillongley only has 10 campsites and is usually full on weekends during the summer. We recommend having alternate camping plans on Denman Island in case this park is full.
  • The nearest sani-stations are located at the Esso gas station in Cumberland or the Mohawk gas station in Courtenay on Vancouver Island.
  • The closest boat launch is at Bill Mee Park, approximately 10 km away on East Road on Denman Island.
Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
Year round
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: March 29 – October 15
Winter fee from October 16 – March 28 with no services provided; self-sufficient.
Campground Reservable Dates: May 15 – August 31
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 10
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
8
Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.

Reservations

All campsite reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.

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Campsite Reservations:
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
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Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Fillongley Park 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 Swan Road. Turn left on Swan Road, then right on Beadnell Road. Nearby communities include: Denman Island, Hornby Island, Buckley Bay, Fanny Bay, Comox Valley

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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Nature and Culture

  • History: Fillongley Park was once owned by George Beadnell, an Englishman who settled here at the turn of the century. Over the years, Beadnell developed Fillongley into one of the most beautiful estates in the Gulf Islands. Beadnell deeded the property to the provincial government in 1953 on the condition that they allow him to live out his days at his home here and they retain the name Fillongley. As a part of the transfer Beadnell, who died in 1958, wished to be buried on the property – today his gravesite can be seen along the Homestead Trail. Remains of his homestead are also visible, as are a number of unusual heritage trees that Beadnell imported from England and transplanted on the property. The flat meadow in the park was once the site of his bowling green.
  • Conservation: Little George Creek, which flows through the park, is a salmon spawning stream. Please protect this delicate habitat. The park is also home to wildflower meadows and a variety of unusual trees that George Beadnell imported from England.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • Approved Master Plan [PDF 647.59KB] for Fillongley, Tribune Bay, Helliwell, and Sandy Island Provincial Parks.
    DISCLAIMER:
    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 original.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

From Fillongley Park, paddlers can easily explore the waters around Denman Island and Hornby Island. Canoes and kayaks can set in at the beach at the campsites.
Cycling

Cycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Fishing

Fishing

There are opportunities for saltwater/ocean fishing in this park. Fishing is permitted as per provincial and federal fishing regulations. All anglers should check the current regulations issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada prior to fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hiking

Hiking

There are 2 km of wheelchair accessible walking trails through the park. One of these trails is a short loop from the parking area through the field (approximately 10 minutes to the field). Another trail heads west from the parking area and follows Beadnell Creek canyon through lush second-growth forest. This trail connects with Swan Road; visitors can return to the parking lot either back down the trail or along Beadnell Road. One-way walking time to Swan Road is approximately 30 minutes.

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.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Swimming

Swimming

There are opportunities for ocean swimming at this park, which has a sandy and pebble beach area; the water is quite cold. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks. There are opportunities for windsurfing in this park.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

While fires are allowed, we encourage visitors to conserve the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using stoves instead. Campfire rings are provided at each campsite. Firewood can be purchased from the Park Facility Operator. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. Bring a portable stove for cooking.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

A cold water tap is located approximately 50 metres from the campground. The tap is shut off during the off-season.
View the Annual Drinking Water System Report [pdf]: Fillongley
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a 1 hectare grassy field that is suitable for picnicking. Pit toilets and an information shelter are located at the parking area.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park has pit toilets, located at the parking area.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers 10 vehicle accessible campsites, located next to the beach. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Fees collected for services from April 1 to October 15. Fire bans may implemented during the dry summer season, so pack in a portable stove for cooking. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $21.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $10.50 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

One walking trail and the pit toilets in the parking lot are wheelchair accessible
Winter Camping

Winter Camping

Winter camping fee from October 16 – March 31 with no services provided; campers must be self-sufficient.

Winter Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $11.00 per party / night