The campground and day use area of Bamberton Provincial Park is very popular with local families who may not wish to travel long distances to find an ideal spot to vacation or spend the day at the beach. Just 45 km North of Victoria off Highway 1, the Park is only 30 minutes away by car. The Brentwood Bay – Mill Bay ferry is a 25 minute crossing which provides another route to the Park and offers the opportunity of visiting Butcharts Garden on Saanich Peninsula and the towns of Mill Bay , Cobble Hill and Duncan on Vancouver Island, only 5 – 15 minutes drive from the Park.
Enjoy the fun and relaxation that Bamberton Park has to offer with a 225 metre long sandy beach and majestic views of Saanich Inlet and the shores of Saanich Peninsula to the East. In the distance, views of the southern Gulf Islands and Mt Baker can be enjoyed while sunbathing and swimming in the warm waters. There are plenty of recreational opportunities in the Park for camping, picnicking, hiking, salmon fishing, birdwatching, canoeing and windsurfing. If birdwatching is your favourite hobby, you will be in for a treat as you watch eagles and osprey circling high above or perched on a tree top and waterfowl are in abundance. While beachcombing you may be rewarded with the sighting of a seal bobbing it’s head in the waters or gliding along the water’s surface.
Bamberton Park protects natural and cultural values and Park Operators have the necessary information to protect these values in the day to day operations and maintenance of the Park. Archaeological and spiritual sites are protected and managed carefully, as the Park area is within the asserted traditional territory of more than one First Nation. The Park protects mixed woodland second-growth Douglas Fir, Maple stands and arbutus, a salmon-bearing creek and eel-grass beds in the estuary. The Park also features a rich intertidal-zone, providing habitat for a variety of plant and animal species and is yours to enjoy and explore.
Open year round with full service/full fee from April 1 to September 30. There are 53 vehicle accessible sites.
Throughout the Discover Camping Reservation Service, 41 campsites can be reserved from May 12th to September 9th and reservations begin on January 12th. You may reserve up to 4 months of your arrival date and two days prior to your arrival. Firewood is available for $7.00 per bundle or you may bring your own.
There are 12 sites available on a first come, first served basis throughout the camping season and all sites are FC/FS during the winter months at a reduced winter rate. No water or wood is provided during the winter months and only a portion of the campground is open.