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Park Contact This park proudly operated by:
McGrath Contracting Ltd.
Phone: 250 286-9992
Email: info@mcgrathcontracting.ca

For additional information, click here for the McGrath Contracting Ltd. website.

Malaspina Provincial Park

Know Before You Go

New for 2014: Backcountry Camping fees now in place for Desolation Sound Parks backcountry campgrounds (includes Desolation Sound Marine, Copeland Islands Marine, Malaspina and Roscoe Bay Provincial Parks) from June 1st to September 15th.

To purchase a backcountry camping permit, click on the “Get A Backcountry Camping Permit Now” button. Thank you for your support!
Backcountry Registration System

Please Note:
  • BC Parks is implementing a designated campsite policy to protect the sensitive areas of the park.
    • These marine parks protect globally significant ecological and cultural park values.
    • Recreational activities have caused inadvertent negative impacts to sensitive park areas.
    • Please enjoy the designated campsites identified on this map. [PDF 419KB]

About This Park

Malaspina Provincial Park is located in the Desolation Sound area and protects significant natural values while providing a low elevation coastal hiking and backcountry recreation experience.

This park features the northern portion of the Sunshine Coast Trail
  • Date Established: April 11, 2001
  • Size: 572 ha
Special Notes:
Desolation Sound is a very popular kayak and boating destination. There are 11 designated campsites throughout Desolation Sound, the Copeland Islands and Malaspina Provincial Marine Parks.

These three parks are grouped together for the backcountry registration system and described as Desolation Sound Parks.

BC Parks’ Discover Camping Backcountry Registration System allows you to purchase a backcountry permit before leaving home. Although the system does not reserve a campsite, the system provides visitors the convenience of prepaying for their trip and not having to carry cash. We encourage all visitors to register online so we can reduce the need to collect fees in the field. If the online system is not available to you then you can pay with cash at Okeover Park or Lund Harbour. Look for the registration information at the BC Parks kiosks.

A Desolation Sound Parks backcountry registration is valid for overnight use in the Copeland Islands, Malaspina, Roscoe Bay, and Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Parks.

Click here for detailed information about the campsites and campsite maps.

Most kayaker and boaters launch their vessels and start their adventure from either Lund Harbour or Okeover Harbour Government Dock to access the Desolation Sound Parks. Many boaters will arrive by boat from Georgia Strait.

Okeover Provincial Park is located next to the Okeover Harbour Government Dock. There are 21 vehicle access campsites at Okeover Provincial Park. Many people will camp at Okeover Park and get an early start the next day to explore the Desolation Sound Parks. There is a campground attendant at Okeover Park.

Kayak Rentals and Guided Tours: There are several kayak rentals available in the Powell River and the Lund area. There are several guided kayak tours available. All guided visitors are required to pay overnight camping fees, in addition to any guiding fees. Please discuss with your guide outfitter prior to your trip.

Parking: There is limited free parking near to Okeover Park and boat launch. Private pay parking is also available in Lund Harbour.
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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. Malaspina Provincial Park is located approximately 30 km to the northwest of Powell River, on the eastern and northern shoreline of Malaspina Peninsula. The closest communities are the communities of Lund and Malaspina Inlet.
Nearby provincial parks include Desolation Sound, Okeover Arm, Copeland Islands, Roscoe Bay, Teakerne Arm and Walsh Cove.

Maps and Brochures

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Facilities Available at this Park

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Marine Access – Backcountry Camping:
There are 11 designated campsites [PDF 419KB] throughout Desolation Sound, the Copeland Islands and Malaspina Provincial Marine Parks.  There is an average of 9 tent pads at each site.

Details about these campsites, including campsite maps, access descriptions, facilities and features, are available here.
  • Camping is only permitted in designated campsites.
  • Campers must use tent pads, please prevent erosion by placing tents, and other equipment on the tent pads.
  • Campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please do not hold sites for other parties.
Please Note:
  • These parks protect very sensitive ecosystem values. Please stay on designated routes to avoid causing damage to these park values.
  • Campfires are not permitted throughout the marine parks; observe posted signs.
Backcountry Camping Fee: $5.00 per person / night for all persons 6 years of age or older.
Backcountry Registration System
BC Parks Discover Camping Backcountry Registration System allows you to purchase a backcountry camping permit before leaving home. Although the system does not reserve a campsite, the system provides visitors the convenience of prepaying for their trip and not having to carry cash. We encourage all visitors to register online so we can reduce the need to collect fees in the field.