Kennedy River Bog Provincial Park
About This ParkThe main feature of this small park, adjacent to the bank of the Kennedy River on the west coast of Vancouver Island, is the abundance of birdlife, which offers great viewing opportunities for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. As there are no developed trails in the park, the best way to see these birds is by canoe or kayak, via a peaceful paddle down the river from Kennedy Lake.
Visitors to this day-use only park, which is being considered for Ecological Reserve status, can spot ospreys, Bald eagles and a variety of ducks and songbirds. The bog itself, enclosed by an oxbow, is a unique and interesting sight.
Special Features: A unique feature of this park is the bog enclosed by an oxbow, which protects critical bird nesting habitat for a variety of species.
Park Size: 11 ha
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
- Campfires are not permitted.
- There are no developed trails at this park.
- There is no boat launch at this park but there is a car-toppers, canoes and kayaks boat launch located at the Kennedy River bridge.
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 - Unlike most west coast bogs which are highly acidic, this park at the outlet of Kennedy Lake protects a low moor, low acid bog. The park also protects habitat for a variety of bird species, including ospreys, Bald eagles, ducks and songbirds.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 231.01KB] for Kennedy River Bog Provincial Park is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
Visitors can enjoy a peaceful paddle by canoe or kayak down the river from Kennedy Lake. Along the way they will be rewarded with scenic views of the river landscape and bird habitat. The nearest boat launch for canoes and kayaks is adjacent at the Kennedy River Bridge.
Portions of this park are open to hunting for specific species. Hunters must have valid licences and tags. Please refer to current printed BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis publication for closures and regulations.
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.
This undeveloped park has great opportunities for bird viewing, particularly from a canoe or kayak out on the river.