Wakes Cove Provincial Park on Valdes Island across from Gabriola Island is a 205-hectare park in the coastal Douglas fir ecosystem, protecting a mix of old-growth Douglas fir, Garry oak and arbutus trees, as well as several endangered plant species.
Wakes Cove is a popular recreation destination, offering hiking trails and a protected anchorage in the north central Gulf Islands, providing shelter for kayakers and boaters. Spectacular day trips offer opportunities for hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. No camping in currently permitted in the park.
This park is near popular salmon fishing areas in the Strait of Georgia. Fishing is permitted as per provincial and federal fishing regulations. All anglers should check the current regulations issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada prior to fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Wakes Cove Provincial Park offers excellent views of Gabriola Passage, the Strait of Georgia and the Sunshine Coast. Whales, harbour seals, sea lions, mink, otters, bald eagles, and a variety of other marine life and birds can be seen in and around the park.
Wakes Cove Provincial Park is located at the northern tip of Valdes Island, across from Drumbeg Provincial Park on Gabriola Island, between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia. Access to the park is by boat or kayak only – boaters can reference marine chart #3475 for more information on this area.
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.