During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.
Sargeant Bay Provincial Park
About This ParkSargeant Bay was set aside to preserve the splendid areas of ocean beaches, rocky headlands, lagoons and heavily forested uplands. The beach at this day-use area is excellent for walking and nature viewing.
This park is a day-use picnicking area only; no camping is permitted. This park also features a safe anchorage and hiking trails around Triangle Lake and Colvin Creek.
Special Features: There is a wetland, adjacent to the beach area.
To learn more about conservation efforts to preserve the values in this park, click here to view a non-government website for the Sargeant Bay Society.
Park Size: 142 hectares
Beaver Pond and Colvin Lake are special features of this park. A salmon bearing creek runs through the park. There is a fish ladder allowing fish access to Colvin Lake and Colvin Creek.
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.
Nature and Culture
- Conservation: The diverse habitats of the park include beach, lake, marsh and forest, and support a variety of bird species. The park also contains a small lake and fish ladder/ salmon enhancement project.
- Wildlife: This park is a good bird watching area and the uplands area of the park is crisscrossed with deer trails.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- The approved management plan for Sargeant Bay Provincial Park [PDF 1.71MB] is available in PDF format.
DISCLAIMER: 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
Canoes and kayaks are welcome at this park. Rentals are available nearby at Halfmooon Bay.
Cycling is permitted on the main trail from the 101 Hwy to Sargeants Bay. This connects to the Trout Lake Hiking and Mountain Bike trails. Cycling is permitted on roads within the park. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Excellent saltwater/ocean fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Colvin Creek trail easy hiking and approximately 1 kilometre. Sargeants Bay trail is along beach front to the fish ladder and is approximately 300 metres in length. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
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 cold ocean swimming available. The beach is grassy and cobble. There is no roped off swimming area. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Exellent wildlife viewing for marine wildlife and water fowl in wetland behind beach burm. There is also a fish ladder and beaver dam.
Windsurfing opportunities exist in this park.
Facilities Available at this Park
This park has a day-use/picnic area. There is a grassy area and a cobble beach with beach logs. Access is still available to the day-use area if the gate is locked. Pit toilets are available.
Pit or Flush Toilets
This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
There is a wheelchair accessible pit toilet in the day-use area.