Sandwell Provincial ParkDonald Lovegrove2014-04-06T14:11:05-07:00
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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.
Nearby Regions & Towns
Page’s Inn on Silva BayPage’s Inn on Silva Bay
Pages Inn on Silva Bay offers guests oceanfront accommodations in beautiful, peaceful surroundings at the head of Silva Bay, on the rural South End of Gabriola Island. The Inn’s seven oceanfront suites have stunning views across Silva Bay and the Flat Top Islands to the Coastal Mountains. The Inn’s spacious suites include full kitchens or kitchenettes, wireless high-speed Internet and cable television.
The Meeting Room at Page’s Inn on Silva Bay can accommodate up to 24 people boardroom style and up to 50 people reception or classroom style. Spectacular, peaceful and remote, the Meeting Room is the perfect setting to energize your corporate team or elevate your family event.
Farms, artists, wooden boat builders, kayaking, fishing and sailing are within walking distance of the Inn, as well as a resort with a pub and liquor store. Silva Bay and Gabriola Island host numerous festivals and events throughout the year. There is something for everyone, whether your interest is maritime, music, or art.
Ecosummer ExpeditionsEcosummer Expeditions
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 156 Clearwater BC V0E 1N0 postalEcosummer Orca Camp Warden Beach Vancouver Island BC homePhone: 250-674-0102homeFax: 250-674-2197homefaxToll Free: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNETVisit Website
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.
Page’s Resort and MarinaPage’s Resort and Marina
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 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.
Silver Blue ChartersSilver Blue Charters
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.