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Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Hours of Operation

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.

Office Location Hours Of Operation
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
Operations Centre
Contact Info
8:00 am – 4:00 pm,
Monday to Friday
Frontcountry Campgrounds
McDonald Campground May 15 – Sept. 30
Sidney Spit Campground May 15 – Oct. 31
Prior Centennial Campground May 15 – Sept. 30
Moorage and Docks (Docks removed in off season)
Sidney Island - Dock May 15 – Sept. 30
Sidney Island - Mooring Buoys Year Round
Beaumont, Pender Island - Mooring Buoys Year Round
Cabbage Island - Mooring Buoys Year Round
Princess Bay, Portland Island - Dinghy Dock May 15 – Sept. 30
Royal Cove, Portland Island - Dinghy Dock Year Round
Russell Island - Dinghy Dock Year Round
Winter Cove, Saturna Island - Dinghy Dock Year Round
Roesland, North Pender Island - Dinghy Dock Year Round
Backcountry Campgrounds
D’Arcy Island Year Round
Isle-De-Lis Year Round
Portland Island Year Round
Beaumont, South Pender Island Year Round
Shingle Bay, North Pender Island Year Round
Cabbage Island Year Round
James Bay, Prevost Island Year Round
Narvaez Bay, Saturna Island Year Round
Area Closures
Sidney Island Closed annually from November 1 – February 29th to facilitate traditional hunting by First Nations.
Closed areas are listed under Important Bulletins as Prohibited Activities