Spipiyus Provincial Park
About This Park
Also known as the Caren Range, Spipiyus Park is north of Halfmoon Bay on the Sechelt Peninsula. It protects pockets of old-growth forest, prime habitat for the marbled murrelet. There are hiking trails that lead to Mount Hallowell with views of the islands and fjords of Pender Harbour, the Strait of Georgia and Vancouver Island. There is a fire tower located here that has recently been restored and may be one of the only remaining ones in the province.
Park Size: 2,979 hectares
- Special Notes: Motorized access (use of vehicles, dirt bikes, snowmobiles, etc) is only allowed on the existing logging roads.
Location and Maps
11 kilometres north of Sechelt along Highway 101, turn right onto Trout Lake Road just before you reach Halfmoon Bay. Proceed up this logging road and at the main junction at kilometre 12 take the left fork. Continue to kilometre 19.5 where the trail begins and park. Nearby communities include Sechelt and Gibsons.
Nature and Culture
- Conservation - This park protects old-growth Douglas-fir stands.
- Wildlife - Black bear, Roosevelt elk, marbled murrelets, various birds and other small mammals can be found in the park.
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. 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.