Premier Listings for Burgoyne Bay Park
Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park in the Southern Gulf Islands is one of three provincial parks on Saltspring Island, along with Mount Maxwell and Ruckle Provincial Park.
The park contains wooded Douglas-fir forests, threatened Garry oak trees, rocky shorelines, open grasslands, culturally significant sites (First Nation middens and gathering places), and a number of old and historic farm buildings.
The park fronts on the productive waters of Burgoyne Bay, which contain the last undeveloped salmon-bearing estuaries on Saltspring Island. Much of the lower part of the park has been logged or used for agricultural purposes, with portions of the lower hayfields gradually returning to natural shrub.
Created in spring 2004 as a Class A provincial park, Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park originally encompassed 334 hectares, with 190 hectares of additional land acquired and added to the park in 2007 to increase its size to the current 524 hectares.
With nearby protected lands on Mount Maxwell, Mount Sullivan, and Mount Tuam, Burgoyne Bay is part of the largest undeveloped area in the Gulf Islands.
First Nations people have used Burgoyne Valley for thousands of years to access its wealth of fish, plants, and wildlife. Burgoyne Bay contains 11 documented archaeological sites and many other sites of spiritual and cultural significance connected to the creation story of the Hul’qumi’num people.
Outdoor recreation in Burgoyne Bay includes boating, horse riding, hiking, and mountain biking along park roads. A public dock operated by the Salt Spring Harbour Authority provides limited opportunities for boat mooring and kayak launching.
Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park is located near Fulford Harbour on Saltspring Island, facing northwest to Sansum Narrows, the channel between Saltspring Island and Vancouver Island.
Nearby Regions & Towns
Cedar Beach Resort is located on beautiful St. Mary Lake on Salt Spring Island. Our 5 acre resort offers 17 cabins and suites as well as 23 fully-serviced RV/camping sites. We have our own private, sandy beach right on the lake. Our heated, outdoor swimming pool (open mid-May to mid-September) and hot tub offer fabulous lake views. All cabins and suites are fully furnished with cooking facilities, and the adjoining Beach House offers indoor and outdoor recreation space. An exceptional venue for family reunions, gatherings, and small group weddings.
Listen to the quiet or sometimes the frog chorus or children’s laughter. With 14 one & two bedroom log cottages & 2 cedar loft cabins, the resort is a destination for all. Couples wanting to spend a relaxing time with each other. Families ready to enjoy time together inside and out – playing board games or swimming and boating. Beautiful, well-maintained cottages with lake frontage, fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens & TVs. The resort grounds are surrounded by the lake on three sides, with 2 docks, a swimming beach with raft and a boat beach for lake access. Canoes, rowboats and outdoor hot tub are here for your use.
Located in the heart of beautiful Salt Spring Island, and just minutes from the downtown core, the Salt Spring Island Golf and Country Club is truly a memorable experience. Established in 1928, and since remodelled and improved, this nine-hole, par-36 course is open year round to members and the general public. The club includes a 250-yard driving range and practice putting green. Twilight rates available. Treat yourself to an island getaway!
Tee times are required 7 days a week, and times can be booked 7 days in advance by contacting the pro shop or booking online at saltspringgolf.com. The practice range is open daily, and you can rent clubs and power carts as needed.
Treat yourself to an island getaway!
Mowhinna Creek Campground is located in the heart of Salt Spring Island, 1 km south of Ganges, where shopping, banks, galleries and restaurants abound. The campground offers a convenient central location from which to explore the island and is located on the local bus route.
Nestled in the woods, the RV sites are easily accessible for large units and have water, power and septic hook-ups. Tent sites vary from very sunny to partly shaded. Walk-in sites are accessed by a ring road. We have 2 small unfurnished sleeping cabins that sleep 2 adults and a child comfortably. The cabins have power and water onsite, and one is situated on a large site that can accommodate a RV or tent at additional cost.
Campground amenities include 30-amp power, flush toilets, showers, WiFi internet, a playground and friendly campground hosts. Leashed pets are welcome. Reservations recommended.