Squitty Bay Provincial Park
About This Park
A rocky point encloses Squitty Bay, a small bay near the southeast tip of Lasqueti Island north of Young Point. Boaters can find anchorage in the bay, which can be a welcome refuge from the windy and open waters of the Strait of Georgia.
This small park is a pleasant place to enjoy a picnic or spend a day exploring the rocky headlands and arid terrain, which is barren but beautiful. Visitors can walk around the park and out onto the headland, which offers views of distant Mount Baker to the east and the Comox Valley, capped by the stunning white expanse of the Comox Glacier, to the west. Be careful where you walk and sit, as ground-hugging prickly pear cacti grow here alongside Rocky Mountain juniper, far from its montane habitat.
Camping is not allowed in the park, and the only facilities are picnic tables, pit toilets and a public dock.
Park Size: 12 hectares
- Several rocks obstruct the entrance to the bay. The safest passage by boat is along the south shore when entering. There is limited maneuvering room in the bay and no space for anchorage. A small federal dock is available to tie up, however it can often be crowded with boats.
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
- Bring a portable stove as campfires are not permitted in the park.
Location and Maps
Squitty Bay Provincial Park is located at the eastern end of Lasqueti Island. Lasqueti Island lies between central Vancouver Island and Texada Island. The park can be accessed by boat or road on Lasqueti Island; there is no vehicle ferry service to Lasqueti Island. A passenger ferry service to False Bay on Lasqueti Island operates from French Creek, between Parksville and Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island. Bicycles, canoes and kayaks can be carried aboard the ferry for an extra fee.
Maps and Brochures
Any 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
Conservation: With the addition of lands owned by the Nature Trust, Squitty Bay Provincial Park protects Rocky Mountain juniper, the blue-listed California hedge parsley and high coastal cliffs.
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.