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Roberts Creek Provincial Park
About This Park
This park is separated into a separate campground and day-use area and is located 14 km west of Gibsons and 12 km south of Sechelt.
The camping area is located in forest of large cedars, Douglas fir and Hemlock trees.
At low tide the cobblestone ocean beach at the picnic area is a good viewing area for sea stars, mussels and oysters or for watching whales, seals and ducks (in winter) offshore.
Established Date: November 21, 1947
Park Size: 40 hectares
| Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
|Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
|Gate is closed during the off-season. Camping is available at the Porpoise Bay group site with no services during off-season.|
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 15 – September 15
Off-season: no services.
|Campground Reservable Dates:||no reservable sites|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||21|
|Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
|Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.|
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
- Park Map [PDF]
Nature and Culture
- History: In 1889, Will Roberts, an Englishman, settled at the mouth of Roberts Creek and brought his parents and two sisters out from England. They were joined by a brother and made a living logging, trapping, fishing, hunting and market gardening. They built and operated the first store and Post Office in Roberts Creek. There were, by this time, several families settled in the area. By 1912 tourists from Vancouver came on the Union Steamships which made daily runs all summer. The picnic area was established as a park in 1947 and the campground in 1954.
- Cultural Heritage: This area is the traditional home of the Sechelt Indians. The first recorded visit by a European was in 1791, when Captain Navaez, from the Spanish fort at Nootka sailed the coast. Next came Captain Vancouver in 1792. There was some fur trading along the coast in the following years. In the 1860’s, logging became an industry along a narrow strip of the coast.
- Conservation: Douglas-fir, hemlock and cedar forests are found here.
- Wildlife: At low tide the cobblestone ocean beach at the picnic area is a good viewing area for sea stars, mussels and oysters or for watching whales, seals and ducks (in winter) offshore, also home to deer and Douglas squirrels.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Master Plan [PDF] for Roberts Creek Provincial Park is available in pdf format.
This is NOT the original management planning product. This document has been scanned from the original format of the plan. It may contain some formatting changes, however the content is consistent with the original.
Activities Available at this Park
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
There is tidal fishing available for salmon and cod. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an
There are areas and beach to walk around but no designated hiking trails within the park.
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.
There is ocean swimming available. The beach is rocky and the swimming area is not roped-off. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Facilities Available at this Park
While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Cold water taps are located in both the day-use and campground areas. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
This park has a day-use/picnic area, 1.5 km south of the campground, off Hwy 101 on Flume Road. There is a grassy area and a rocky beach area. There is a pit toilet. No campfires permitted.
Pit or Flush Toilets
This park has pit toilets – no flush toilets. There is 1 pit toilet in the day-use area and there are 4 pit toilets in the campground area.
There is a sani-station available for a fee located at the park entrance.
Sani-station Use Fee: $5.00 per discharge
Vehicle Accessible Camping
This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis - campsite reservations are not accepted. There are 21 gravel sites, one of which is a double site. There are no pull-through sites. There is limited parking for extra vehicles. There is a gate, but no gate house. You can walk in and camp if the gate is closed. If there is no staff available to direct you to a site, find a site that has no camping receipt or reservation tag. Park staff will be around to collect fees. There is a pay phone located at the park entrance. The nearest store is approximately 2 kilometres away in Roberts Creek.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $20.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $10.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
The pit toilets in the park are wheelchair accessible.