This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
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].
Hardy Island Marine Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
- To help preserve the natural values in this park, please do not discharge sewage in anchorages, but keep sewage contained in holding tanks while at anchor.
About This ParkThis area is popular with boaters for swimming, viewing, diving, fishing and wilderness camping. Hardy Island Marine provides a safe anchorage and is only an island at high tide.
A park bench located on Hardy Island Marine provides an excellent spot to sit and take in the beautiful scenery of the area. The warm, clean and green waters surrounding the area are reminiscent of a more tropical place. This park is subject to southeast winds during the winter; use caution when anchoring.
As the anchorage is known as the Hardy Island Anchorage, the Council of British Columbia Yacht Clubs requested that the name of the park be changed. On October 21, 2004, the Legislative Assembly passed Bill 74 to officially change the name.
Park Size: 17 hectares
- There are no developed trails at this park.
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in this park.
- There is a small protected anchorage area but mariners should use caution when anchoring, as there is a rocky bottom.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Musket (Hardy) Island Marine Provincial Park Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF].
- On October 21, 2004, the Legislative Assembly passed Bill 74 to officially change the name of this park to Hardy Island Marine from Musket Island Marine.
Activities Available at this Park
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park. The park allows walk-in camping but there are no formalized sites.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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.
Ocean swimming with a very rugged and rocky shoreline. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
This park provides many scenic marine view scapes.