Wallace Island Marine Provincial Park, located in beautiful Trincomali Channel between the northern ends of Saltspring Island and Galiano Island, is a popular destination for boaters and kayakers exploring the southern Gulf Islands.
The numerous beaches, coves and offshore islets provide plenty of sheltered paddling opportunities in this picturesque park, which is ideal for day trips from Vancouver Island and overnight camping. Bald eagles, black-tailed deer and mink are common in the park, as well as harbour seals, sea lions and river otters, which can often be spotted offshore.
This park has limited development, but offers opportunities for swimming, fishing, kayaking, wildlife viewing and hiking. Walking trails will take you throughout most of the park, providing views of the folded rock formations that compose the island.
Open from May 1 to Sept. 30. You can camp on the grassy fields in Conover Cove or in the designated areas at Chivers Pt. and Cabin Bay. The dock is in Conover Cove on the SW side of the island and there is a dinghy dock at Princess Cove. Be cautious of the reef off the entrance to Conover Cove, approach parallel to the island. Sheltered anchorage and stern ties are available in Conover Cove and Princess Cove.
NO FIRES are permitted.
At Conover Cove, there is no longer a hand pump for water, you must bring your own water. There is an information kiosk, picnic tables, pit toilets and a food cache near the camping area.
Backcountry pre-registration is now available on-line @ http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/registration. Please keep a copy of your Backcountry Permit with you as proof of payment.