This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
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].

In This Park

Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Park Contact

This park proudly operated by:
Quality Recreation Ltd.
250 308-4479

Tribune Bay Provincial Park

Important Notice Attention Visitors – Important Notice!

  • Please Note: Commencing October 3rd and continuing to the end of November 2016, park visitors can expect construction activities such as minor earth works and trail resurfacing. These works also include replacement of the existing toilet buildings. Temporary closures of some sections of trails can be expected during the construction period.

About This Park

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There are no swaying palm trees to shade sunbathers, but Tribune Bay on Hornby Island is still close to paradise. Nicknamed “Little Hawaii,” the white sandy beaches of Tribune Bay stretch endlessly out to meet an aquamarine sea. Boasting close to 1 km of fine white sand beach, the south-facing Tribune Bay is easily one of the most spectacular on the east side of Vancouver Island. Here, shallow waters meet near tropical temperatures during the summer and the bay is considered to be one of the warmest salt water swimming areas in BC.

If you visit the park in the spring you’ll be treated to a dazzling display of wildflowers cloaking the hillsides along the beach. In the summer, dark blue salal berries and edible red huckleberries provide colourful contrast to the white sand and unusual rock formations along the shoreline.

A five-minute stroll for Tribune Bay will lead you to “downtown” Hornby Island, an eclectic community with a unique assortment of shops and services. You may also choose to go sightseeing along the bluffs at Helliwell Park, just around the corner from Tribune Bay.

Please note: Due to Public Safety and Park Security concerns the park gate closes daily at 9:00pm.

Established Date: November 2, 1978

Park Size: 95 hectares

Know Before You Go


This is to remind Park Visitors that
  • consumption of alcohol;
  • beach fires; and
  • camping
are not permitted anywhere within the park.

Park Act Regulations and Liquor Licensing and Control Act Regulations will be strictly enforced throughout the summer.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the beach in Tribune Bay Provincial Park.
  • Due to Health Authority regulations, BC Parks has removed the drinking water hand pump from this park. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Tribune Bay Provincial Park is located on Hornby Island, two short ferry rides from Vancouver Island. To reach Hornby Island take the Denman Island Ferry from Buckley Bay, off Hwy #19a. Take Buckley Bay exit #101 from Hwy #19. Once on the island, follow Denman Road to the Hornby Island Ferry terminal. Another 10 minute ferry ride will put you on Hornby Island; from there follow the main road to the Hornby Island CO-OP then turn left following Central Road to the entrance to the park.
Nearby communities include: Hornby Island, Denman Island, Comox Valley.

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.

Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • Approved Master Plan [PDF 647.59KB] for Fillongley, Tribune Bay, Helliwell, and Sandy Island Provincial Parks.
    This is NOT the original management planning product. This document has been scanned from the original format of the plan. It may contain some formatting changes, however the content is consistent with the original.

Activities Available at this Park



There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park. Canoes and kayaks can access the park.


Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.


Limited opportunities exist for salt water fishing at this park. 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.


Tribune Bay has one main trail that runs parallel to the beach for approximately 0.75 km. The tennis court is located at the end of this trail, near the beach. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash and under control at all times. Dogs are not allowed on the beach. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.


The sandy beaches and warm waters of Tribune Bay are ideal for swimming. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.

Facilities Available at this Park

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

Tribune Bay is a popular day-use destination for swimmers and picnickers. A picnic shelter with picnic tables is available along with 6 pit toilets and a tennis court. Bring your own water, as none is available in the park.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park has 6 pit toilets, 4 located near the parking lot and 2 near the tennis courts.