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Conover Cove

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BC Parks campsite and officlal Salish Sea Marine Trail site.

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Official information

From BC Parks (updated Oct. 12/17):

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. Facilities are limited to an information shelter, pit toilets, picnic tables and 18 walk-in campsites at the designated camping areas of Conover Point, Chivers Point and Cabin Bay. Campfires are not permitted. A small dock is available at Conover Cove, as well as an octagonal dingy dock at Princess Bay. Sheltered anchorage and stern tie rings are available in Conover Cove and Princess Bay.

Established Date: November 9, 1990
Park Size: 89 hectares (85 hectares upland and 4 hectares foreshore)

Special Notes:

  • Please do not discharge sewage or grey water while moored here – it is against park regulations.
  • Boaters should not tie up at the portion of the dock reserved for BC Parks staff.
  • There are two private properties on the island. Please respect them.
  • Vessels longer than 11 metres (36 feet) are asked not to use the dock for tie-up.
    Dock Facilities Use Fee: $2.00 per metre / night

Reservations are not accepted at this park, all campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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