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
Location and Maps
Maps and Brochures
- 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.
- Approved Master Plan [PDF 729.57KB] 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