Premier Listings for Sandwell Provincial Park

Sandwell Provincial Park is a small oceanfront site at Lock Bay, on the northeast shore of Gabriola Island.

Take an easy hike through the woods, relax in the sun or enjoy a peaceful stroll along the beautiful sand and pebble beach – a perfect place for a refreshing swim.

Beautiful Gabriola Island offers excellent opportunities for kayaking, diving, golfing, hiking, beachcombing and wildlife viewing. Also look for Indian petroglyphs carved into the sandstone boulders on Lock Bay’s foreshore.

Facilities are limited to a picnic area and a pit toilet only.

Sandwell Provincial Park is located on Gabriola Island in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Access to the park is via North Road, Barrett Road and left onto Strand Road, continuing to the park.

Access to Gabriola Island is by a 20-minute ferry trip from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island to Descanso Bay on Gabriola Island.

Other parks worth visiting on Gabriola Island are the nearby Drumbeg Provincial Park and Gabriola Sands Provincial Park.

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Silver Blue Charters
210 Decourcy Drive Gabriola Island BC V0R 1X1 Home Phone: 250-247-8807Home Fax: 250-247-9700Visit Website

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Silver Blue Charters offers excellent year-round salmon fishing charters available on beautiful Gabriola Island aboard a 25.5 foot SeaRay Amberjack that carries 6 people. Captain Bob Meyer has spent 25 years as a charter fishing guide, and has extensive fishing experience in Gulf Island waters, having performed over 3,000 charters and consistently has the highest salmon catch rate in the area. Fishing packages and wildlife tours available on request.

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Page’s Resort and Marina
3350 Coast Road Gabriola Island BC V0R 1X7 Home Phone: 250-247-8931Home Fax: 250-247-8997Visit Website

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Page’s Resort and Marina on beautiful Gabriola Island welcomes you with secluded fully-equipped seaside COTTAGES, a pristine CAMPGROUND nestled in the woods, a full service MARINA providing quiet nightly moorage with fuel dock, showers and laundromat, BOOKSTORE featuring local authors as well as charts and the best of marine publications, and mountain bike and scooter RENTALS. Located on five acres overlooking Silva Bay on beautiful Gabriola Island, minutes from golf and restaurants, Page’s offers spectacular kayaking and sailing, incredible diving and fishing, scenic hiking and cycling, and simply relaxing with a book in our picnic grounds and gardens. Arrive by land, sea or air: now with direct service to our docks with Van City Seaplanes.

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Ecosummer Expeditions
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 156 Clearwater BC V0E 1N0 Ecosummer Orca Camp Warden Beach Vancouver Island BC Home Phone: 250-674-0102Home Fax: 250-674-2197Work Phone: 1-800-465-8884Visit Website

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Awaken to the song of the Humpback whale. Fall asleep beneath the hushed canopy of a temperate rainforest. Fill your days whale-watching, kayaking with Orcas, observing sea lions romp through an underwater forest of kelp, and eagles fishing along the shore. Linger over lunch on a deserted island, scanning the horizon for signs of Orca activity.

Sign up for Ecosummer’s guided Orca Camps to kayak in the realm of Killer Whales. Explore the rainforest, hiking to waterfalls, or along ancient First Nation trails. Marvel when dolphins swim so close you wish you could reach out and touch them. Tune in to the rhythm of the tides. Escape the hubbub of your everyday world and restore life’s equilibrium on the shores of BC’s Johnstone Strait, one of the best places to whale-watch in all of British Columbia. Paddle the same waters as these gentle giants on three, four, or six-day kayaking adventures with Ecosummer Expeditions for a family vacation you’ll always remember.

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