Oliver Cove Marine Provincial Park
About This 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.
- 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.
Location and Maps
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.
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.
- Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.