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Memory Island Provincial Park
About This Park
This small, day-use only park provides quiet nature viewing and picnicking on one of the only protected park islands found in a major destination lake. Located on Shawnigan Lake on southern Vancouver Island, this park is one of the smallest parks in British Columbia. This tiny island provides sanctuary and habitat for a variety of small mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, plants and fungi. Memory Island is accessible by boat, canoe or kayak from various points on Shawnigan Lake, including West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park.
Please note: This park is cooperatively managed by the Cowichan Valley Regional District. Services and facilities may differ from those offered in other BC Parks.
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Nature and Culture
- Conservation: Because of Memory Island’s isolation from the mainland, the park protects nesting waterfowl during the spring. Resident breeding birds include Common mergansers, Belted kingfishers and Common snipe. This tiny island also provides sanctuary and habitat for a variety of small mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, plants and fungi.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information