Map of Gordon Bay Provincial Park
Gordon Bay Provincial Park map. Detailed map of Gordon Bay Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
Gordon Bay Provincial Park Highlights
For a great family camping vacation, head to Gordon Bay Provincial Park located on the shores of Lake Cowichan. In the summer the lake is warm and the sandy beach makes for great family swimming. History buffs find plenty to interest them in the park and the surrounding area which is home to a second-growth Douglas-fir forest. Set in one of Vancouver Island's sunniest valleys, this area boasts the highest average annual temperature in Canada.
The lake is known for its spectacular fresh-water fishing in the spring, fall and winter when anglers can be challenged by rainbow, cutthroat and Dolly Varden trout. Waterskiing and windsurfing are also popular activities on the lake. This park offers 126 vehicle accessible, semi-private campsites set in a second-growth Douglas fir stand. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
This small wilderness area features a number of walking and hiking trails with unparalleled views. Keen-eyed hikers can spot a variety of wildlife and birds including juncos, Stellar's jays, chestnut-backed chickadees, mergansers and golden eye ducks.
The distance by car from the city of Vancouver is 137 kilometers. The journey time including the ferry is 3,5 hours