Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
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 79KB].
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Strathcona Provincial Park: Megin/Talbot

About This Park

The Megin-Talbot addition to Strathcona Provincial Park contains the largest undisturbed watershed on Vancouver Island, karst limestone geography, old-growth forests and salmon habitat. Located in the northeast portion of Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island, the Megin-Talbot addition was identified for protection in the Clayoquot Sound Land-Use Decision in 1995.

Megin Lake offers wilderness camping, recreational fishing, and canoeing and kayaking opportunities. Majestic trees, crystal clear waters and a variety of wildlife including waterfowl, seals, sea lions and lots of black bears makes this a memorable trip within the park.

Special Features: This park contains old-growth forests of spruce, fir and cedar, as well as a fresh water lake and an estuary.

For more information visit: Strathcona Provincial Park.

Park Size: The Megin-Talbot addition to Strathcona Provincial Park is 27,390 hectares (26,877 ha upland, 513 ha foreshore)
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Location and Maps

The Megin-Talbot addition to Strathcona Park is located in the northeast portion of Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Access to the park addition is by boat and by hiking from Shelter Inlet. The closest communities are Tofino and Ucluelet.
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Nature and Culture

  • Cultural Heritage: This park contains Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations heritage sites.
  • Conservation: The Megin watershed is the largest undisturbed watershed on Vancouver Island. The watershed is characterized by karst limestone geology, rare plants, old-growth spruce, fir and cedar forests, a large fresh water lake and an estuary. This park addition includes all of the Megin and Talbot river drainages.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Canoeing and kayaking opportunities exist on Megin Lake. This is a beautiful scenic area, with lots of wildlife viewing possibilities. It’s a beautiful trip down river, with huge trees, clear waters, waterfowl, seals, sea lions and lots of bears.
Fishing

Fishing

Megin Lake offers good fishing opportunities for rainbow and cutthroat trout. Fishing is permitted as per provincial and federal fishing regulations outside of Megin River Ecological Reserve. 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.
Hunting

Hunting

Portions of this park are open to hunting for specific species. Hunters must have valid licences and tags. Please refer to the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations for more information.
Swimming

Swimming

There is no designated swimming area at this park however there are opportunities for swimming on Megin Lake. There are NO LIFEGUARDS on duty at provincial parks.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

There are no designated campsites at this park, however random wilderness camping is allowed. No facilities are provided. This park is accessible year round; there is no winter camping fee at this time. Please practice “Leave No Trace” camping ethics.