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Narvaez Bay - Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

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Note: This is an official Parks Canada site on the Gulf Islands Marine Trail.

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Site Data

Please find site data for Narvaez Bay campsite in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve on our BC Marine Trails map.

Nearby Launch Locations

Lyall Harbour on Saturna Island

Port Browning on North Pender Island

Official information

Campground info:

  • Book your campsite online at reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca or by calling 1-877-RESERVE.
  • Walk-In access: 1.7 km from trailhead to backcountry campsites
  • Bike racks at the campground
  • 7 reservable campsites
  • Pit toilets
  • No potable water
  • GPS Coordinates: 48.774203, -123.098736


Naturally the Coast Salish occupied this area long before the Spanish sailors arrived. José María Narváez (1768 – August 4, 1840) was a Spanish naval officer and explorer notable for his work in the Gulf Islands and Lower Mainland of present-day British Columbia. This bay was likely named after Narvaez.


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