Backcountry Camping | Camping: Know Before You Go
New! Effective May 24 2016, we will be accepting reservations for Shingle Bay Campground on North Pender Island. Shingle Bay is an idyllic walk-in or paddle-in campground with spectacular ocean views. To make a reservation, visit reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca.
For a rugged, back-to-nature experience, we offer a wide variety of backcountry campsites throughout the Southern Gulf Islands. We do not currently accept reservations for backcountry sites other than Shingle Bay on North Pender Island. Backcountry campgrounds operate on a first-come-first-served basis.
Backcountry sites cost $4.90 per person per night. This fee must be paid upon arrival and deposited into our red self-registration vaults. There are sign posts at each campsite to display your receipt for staff. If sign posts are unavailable attach permit to tent.
Maximum 5 people per site.
At backcountry campsites in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, you will find:
- Tent pads, platforms or open field campsites
- Pit or composting toilets
- Picnic tables (all sites except James Bay on Prevost Island)
- Beach access
- No potable water – bring enough for you and your party
- No campfires are permitted in the backcountry (including below the high tide mark)
D’Arcy Island Isle-De-Lis/Rum Island Princess Margaret/Portland Island
(Shell Beach, Princess Bay and Arbutus Point Campgrounds) Pender Islands
(Beaumont Campground, Shingle Bay Campground) Cabbage Island Prevost Island
(James Bay Campground) Saturna Island
(Narvaez Bay Campground)