Saltery Bay Provincial Park was established in 1962 to provide ocean access on the Sunshine Coast of Georgia Strait. The park is divided into two separate sites: the campground and the day-use area. The day-use area with its rocky beaches is a popular swimming and picnic site. Lush forests with large, old trees create a quiet setting for the campground at Mermaid Cove. At low tide, the rocky shoreline often has tidal pools with starfish, sea urchins, small fish and crabs. Scuba diving provides a close-up look at the abundant marine life and a 3-metre bronze mermaid statue.
The Emerald Princess statue and wheelchair access ramp were placed in the park through efforts of local scuba enthusiasts. From the shore, killer whales and sea lions can sometimes be seen.
Campground Dates of OperationAll dates are subject to change without notice
Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
(gate is open during the off-season)
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:
May 15 – September 15
Off-season: no fee, no services
Campground Reservable Dates:
May 15 – September 14
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.
Mounds of seashells called “middens” indicate that this was a traditional gathering area for First Nations.
Park Size: 69 hectares
- Scuba divers will find a 9 ft. bronze mermaid at 10 fathoms in front of Mermaid Cove. There is also a changeroom and shower facilities. A disabled access ramp for scuba divers is best used during high tide. There is also a disabled changeroom, shower and toilet.
more info at: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/saltery/
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