During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.
Squitty Bay Provincial Park
About This ParkA 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.
Established Date: June 16, 1988
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 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 CultureConservation: 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.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF] for Squitty Bay Provincial Park is available online in pdf format
Activities Available at this Park
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park. A passenger ferry service to False Bay on Lasqueti Island operates from French Creek, between Parksville and Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island. Canoes and kayaks can be carried aboard the ferry for an extra fee.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Salt water fishing is permitted as per provincial and federal fishing regulations. All anglers should check the current regulations issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada prior to fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash and under control at all times. 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. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
The waters around this area are considered one of the best locations for cold water scuba diving.
Ocean swimming. There is no designated swimming area at this park. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.