Wakes Cove Provincial Park
About This Park
The park supplies sheltered anchorage in the north-central Gulf Islands and offers rustic hiking trails, picnicking, wildlife viewing.
There is no camping in the park. Visitors wishing to visit the park must be aware of park boundaries and keep off the private property, adjacent to the park.
Established Date: June 21, 2002
Park Size: 205 hectares (132ha of upland and 73ha of foreshore)
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
History: This park, established in June of 2002, provides protection for second-growth and some old-growth Douglas fir forest and an extensive marine foreshore component. Bald eagles, minks, otters and harbour seals are commonly sighted in the park.
The Marine Parks Forever Society donated monies toward the purchase of this property. The Society received donations from the recreational boating community that were used to assist in purchasing 73 hectares of Crown foreshore on Valdes Island.
- Wildlife: General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
- Management Planning Information
The management plan for Wakes Cove Park was approved in October 2017.
Wakes Cove Provincial Park Management Plan [PDF 4MB] (October 2017)
Activities Available at this Park
Rockfish Conservation Areas occur within this park. Fishing activities are limited in Rockfish Conservation Areas. Before you go fishing please refer to the Rockfish Conservation Area descriptions available from Fisheries and Oceans Canada site (DFO).
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.