Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
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 79KB].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Oliver Cove Marine Provincial Park

About This Park

 

Oliver Cove Marine Provincial Park

This marine park is also known as Port Blackney. The excellent all-weather anchorage and sheltered inside route provides protection for small boats. There are no landing docks or other facilities.

Park Size: 26 hectares of marine area and 48 hectares of land area.

Stay Safe:

  • Closely follow marine charts, as there is a risk of hitting a large rock on the south entrance to the cove.
  • Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
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Location and Maps

Location Map

Oliver Cove Marine Park is at the south end of Don Peninsula near the junction of Milbanke Sound and Mathieson Channel. Refer to Canadian Hydrographic Charts 3710 and 3728. The park is accessible by boat only. The closest communities for supplies are Bella Bella and Shearwater.

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.

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Nature and Culture

  • History - This park was established in 1992.

  • Cultural Heritage - This park is within the traditional territory of First Nations people.

  • Wildlife - As you cruise through the waters near the park, watch for orcas, Pacific white sided dolphins, sea lions and other marine mammals.  Enjoy identifying the weird and wonderful creatures of the intertidal zone when the tide is low – sea cucumbers, nudibranchs, chitons, sea stars, molluscs, urchins and multicoloured algae. Please look, but do not disturb them or move rocks.

    On shore, watch for Columbia black-tailed deer, mink, black bear and wolves.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information

  • Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Adventurous and experienced kayakers may enjoy exploring this region.
Fishing

Fishing

The area surrounding the park is very popular for fishing, though the park itself is not a fishing destination. The park and entire North Coast area are closed to harvest of bivalves. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hunting

Hunting

Hunting is permitted only during lawful game hunting season. Check with Hunting and Trapping Synopsis for regulations.
Pets on Leash

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.
Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

It is possible to SCUBA dive or snorkel in the park.
Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is possible from your boat, but the water is cold all season long. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

Firewood is not provided. If you must have a fire, please burn only dead and down wood, and be sure to extinguish the fire fully. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil so please use it conservatively, if at all. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.