Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Hours of Operation

Vancouver Island | Inner Islands | Pender Island | Prevost Island | Outer Islands

The interior of the Sidney Operations Centre
Sidney Operations Centre
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Park lands are open year-round, unless otherwise specified, but services are limited or unavailable in the off-season. If you plan to visit during the off-season, please contact the park administrative office for information on availability of services in each location.

The table below indicates the seasons during which fees are charged and full services provided. Vancouver Island.

LOCATIONOPERATING SEASONFACILITIES AND SERVICES
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve Operations Centre               
(town of Sidney)

8:00 am – 4:00 pm on weekdays
*Closed on weekends

 

McDonald Campground May 15 – Sept 30 
*Gates are locked during the off-season and camping is prohibited
  • Front Country Camping
  • Pit toilets, Potable Water and Fire Pits

Inner Islands

LOCATIONOPERATING SEASONFACILITIES AND SERVICES
D'Arcy Island May 15 – Sept 30
  • Back Country Camping
  • Pit Toilets
Sidney Spit
(Sidney Island)
May 15 – Sept 30
*Docks are pulled out of the water during off-season
  • Back Country Camping & Group-Camping
  • Docking & Mooring Buoys
  • Pit Toilets and Picnic Area
Isle-de-Lis May 15 - Sept 30
  • Back Country Camping
  • Pit Toilets

Princess Bay, Shell Beach and Arbutus Point - Princess Margaret
(Portland Island)

May 15 – Sept 30
  • Back Country Camping
  • Dinghy Dock (Princess Bay and Royal Cove only)
  • Pit Toilets (Shell Beach), and Composting Toilet (Arbutus Point and Princess Bay)
Russell Island                            Year round
*Hosts are on site from early June through early September
  • Pit Toilets
  • Dinghy Dock

Pender Islands

LOCATIONOPERATING SEASONFACILITIES AND SERVICES
Prior Centennial Campground               
(North Pender Island)
May 15 – Sept 30
*Gates are locked during off-season and camping is prohibited        
  • Front Country Camping
  • Pit Toilets, Potable Water and Fire Pits
Roesland
(North Pender Island)
Year round
  • Dinghy Dock
  • Pit Toilets and Picnic Area
Beaumont
(South Pender Island)
May 15 – Sept 30
  • Back Country Camping
  • Mooring Buoys
  • Pit Toilets

Prevost Island

LOCATIONOPERATING SEASONFACILITIES AND SERVICES
James Bay                                May 15 – Sept 30              
  • Back Country Camping
  • Composting Toilets

Outer Islands

LOCATIONOPERATING SEASONFACILITIES AND SERVICES
Georgina Point                           
(Mayne Island)   
Year round
  • Pit Toilets & Picnic Area
Bennett Bay
(Mayne Island)
Year round
  • Pit Toilets
Winter Cove
(Saturna Island)
Year round
  • Dinghy Dock
  • Pit Toilets & Picnic Area
Narvaez Bay
(Saturna Island)
May 15 – Sept 30                     
  • Back Country Camping
  • Pit Toilets
East Point
(Saturna Island)
Year round
  • Pit Toilets
Cabbage Island May 15 – Sept 30
  • Back Country Camping
  • Mooring Buoys
  • Composting Toilets

Visit the park's administrative office at:

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve Operations Centre
2220 Harbour Road, Sidney, BC V8L 2P6
Tel: 250-654-4000
Toll Free: 1-866-944-1744
E-mail