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Mouat Regional Park is a peaceful wooded park just a short walk uphill from the village of Ganges, the commercial heart of Saltspring Island. The park is a quiet, reflective place, providing a relaxing break amongst its beautiful trees, streams and enormous ferns. Mouat Park provides numerous short hiking trails of around 10 minutes in length. Facilities at Mouat include toilets and picnic tables, and fresh water is available. The park is a good setting in which to relax after exploring the community of Ganges and the many treasures of Saltspring Island.
The 23-hectare Mouat Park has recently become popular for hiking and its picturesque course for Disc Golf, also called Frisbee Golf. Once a popular camping location, the Disc Golf course now occupies the old camping oval. Campers will still find fabulous campsite facilities on Saltspring Island, located in the seaside ambience of Ruckle Provincial Park.
The park is named after the Mouat family, immigrants from Scotland that arrived on the island in the 1880s. Descendants of the Mouat family remain on Saltspring Island to this day. The Mouat’s Trading Company store is a cornerstone of the community of Ganges, with the original store having opened in Ganges in 1907 when Gilbert Mouat and his mother, Jane Mouat, purchased the Malcolm & Purvis store that was located adjacent to the present main store building.
Mouat Regional Park is located in the village of Ganges on Saltspring Island in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, 8 miles (13 km) north of the ferry dock at Fulford Harbour. To reach the park, which is within easy walking distance from Ganges, just follow the road behind Artspring or drive to the end of McPhillips Avenue. There is also a BC Ferries dock in nearby Long Harbour, with links to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island, Tsawwassen on the mainland, and Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay), Mayne Island (Village Bay), and Pender Island (Otter Bay) in the Southern Gulf Islands.
Nearby Regions & Towns
This park is a Regional Park, Municipal Park, or proposed park, and does not fall under the jurisdiction of Parks Canada (National Parks) or the BC Ministry of Environment (BC Parks).
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.