Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park


Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park
Pit toilets available at Prideaux Haven,
Tenedos Bay and Grace Harbour
Anchorages available at the above locations,
as well as Roscoe Bay, Teakerne Arm,
Walsh Cove and Copeland Islands
Campsites available at Tenedos Bay, Grace
Harbour, Roscoe Bay, Copeland Islands and
Okeover Arm Provincial Park
No potable water available in the park
Please minimize your impact on nonserviced areas like Curme Islands
Bury waste in shallow hole 50 m from water
sources, campsites, and trails in areas
without outhouses
Do not use detergents in waters; wash 30 m
away from water sources
Campfires only allowed on the beach below
high tide line. Do not burn saltwater
Pack out garbage
Reduce noise levels
No alcohol consumption in public park areas
Please respect private property within and
around the park, particularly Portage Cove to
Wooten Bay, and around Grace Harbour and
Galley Bay.
The Sound’s sheltered waters are ideal for
small boats, kayaks, canoes, swimming,
diving, and fishing
Proper licenses are required for fishing and
shellfish collecting
Please check for red tide (PSP) notices in
the area before collecting shellfish
Ideal swimming spots include: Unwin Lake,
Cassel Lake, Black Lake, and Roscoe Bay
Ideal hiking trails include:
o 1 km trail at Teakerne Arm to Cassel
o Trail at Roscoe Bay to Black Lake
Safety & Environment
Check charts and weather schedules
before heading out as weather can change
Make sure your boat has proper safety
Exercise caution when viewing wildlife; see
our Wildlife Safety Information brochure for
more information
Do not disturb archaeological sites and
other natural areas within the park
Please be aware that you are on traditional
Tla’amin territory. Please do not disturb
middens or burial caches (e.g. by digging
fire pits)
Protect water quality – do not dispose of
sewage or bilge water in any anchorages or
channel ways
Use bilge cloths for engine oil and other
Do not fill portable fuel tanks on board
Powell River Visitors Centre
4760 Joyce Avenue
Powell River, BC
V8A 3B6
Phone 604-485-4701
Email: [email protected]
Desolation Sound
Marine Provincial Park
Tourist Information
B.C.’s largest marine park
Desolation Sound Marine
Provincial Park is a
protected area of inlets and
islands situated 32 km north
of Powell River. The park
was established in 1973,
but was originally named
when Captain George
Vancouver discovered the
Sound in 1792. Desolation
sound is comprised of 8,449
hectares of steep forested
hills, saltwater lagoons,
sheltered bays, pocket
beaches, and upland lakes.
The Sound is protected
from harsh winds and
currents. Its waters are also
warmer than average in the
summer, making it an ideal
location for swimming and
world-class diving.