This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF].
Spipiyus Provincial Park
About This ParkAlso 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.
Established Date: June 29, 1999
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 MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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.
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF] for Spipiyus Provincial Park is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
Cycling is permitted on the logging roads within the park. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
There are no designated hiking/walking trails. However, there are a number of deactivated logging roads suitable for hiking/walking. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to the main trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Hunting is permitted only during lawful game hunting season. Check with Hunting and Trapping Synopsis for regulations.
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.
Old fire lookout at Mt Hallowell is an excellent viewing area.