Park ContactFor information concerning the vehicle-accessible campground, contact the park caretaker at 250 338-1332.
Kitty Coleman Provincial Park
About This Park
Situated on the south side of the Strait of Georgia, Kitty Coleman Provincial Park is a popular destination for swimming, boating, fishing, and oceanfront camping. The park protects the mature forest of Western hemlock, Western red cedar and Douglas fir in the upland portion, the estuary of Kitty Coleman Creek, and 900 metres of shoreline. Park facilities include a picnic shelter, picnic tables, pit toilets, two boat launches, several nature trails and camping for individuals and groups.
Kitty Coleman Provincial Park is classified as a Class “C” Park, whereby the park is managed by a local community board.
The eastern portion of the park is home to a single majestic old-growth Douglas fir, estimated to be more than 500 years old. Wild onions can also be found growing throughout the area.
Park Size: 10 hectares
Date Established: November 14, 1944
Know Before You Go
- The water hand pumps are under Boil Water Advisory and are to be used for extinguishing fires, only. There is potable water available at the park office.
This Class “C” park is managed by a local community board. While no reservations are taken for individual sites, reservations are accepted for group camping or group use of the picnic area by contacting the park caretaker at 250 338-1332. Please note the telephone number for group reservations is in operation from April 16 – September 30 of each year.
Location and Maps
Nature and Culture
- History: The original park was donated to the settlers of Merville around 1900 and operated by the community until the 1940s, when financial difficulties led to the province assuming management responsibility. Kitty Coleman was established as a Class “C” Provincial Park in 1944, and a community park board was set up to oversee its operation.
Wildlife: The local park board has done extensive stream restoration. Kitty Coleman Creek is a sensitive habitat, home to coho and pink fry, cutthroat trout, crayfish and other marine life. Please keep to the trails along the creek. All adults, children and pets need to stay out of the creek.
- Management Planning Information
- Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Please note: There is no sani-station/dump in this park. The closest facility is located at Miracle Beach Provincial Park.