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Campsite reservations are accepted and first come, first served sites are also available.

All campsite reservations must be made through the BC Parks reservations system. When reservations are not available, all campsites function as first come, first served.


Vehicle-accessible camping

This park offers vehicle-accessible campsites, nestled amongst a mixed woodland forest. Campsite reservations are accepted and first come, first served sites are also available. Bamberton Park is open year-round, with limited facilities in the off-season. 

Vehicle-accessible camping fee$20 per party per night
BC seniors’ rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only)$10 per senior party per night

For information on the BC seniors’ rate, see the camping fees page. 

Winter camping

Bamberton Park is open year-round, with limited facilities in the off-season.

Winter camping fee: $11 per party per night
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Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Drinking water

Cold water taps are located at the campground and day-use area. Taps are shut off during the off-season.


While fires are allowed, we encourage visitors to conserve the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using stoves instead. Campfire rings are provided at each campsite. Firewood can be purchased from the park operator. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.

To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. 

Picnic areas

There is a picnicking and day-use area available at this park with a large vehicle parking lot, picnic tables, flush toilets, fresh water and a large grassy area where children can be let loose to play. The day-use area provides easy access to the beach.

The day-use gate is open from 8am to dusk.

Pit or flush toilets
Pit toilets are located at the campground and day-use area. Flush toilets can also be found at the day-use area and are accessible from April 1 to September 30.
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A 1.5 km trail connects the campground to the beach at the day-use area. This trail is steep in parts. The route from the day-use parking lot to the beach is wheelchair-accessible and paved. 

For your own safety and preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroy plant life and soil structure.


There is no designated swimming area at this park, however, the inviting warm water and the 225 metre long sandy beach at the day-use area provide excellent opportunities for ocean swimming. There are no lifeguards on duty.

Canoes and kayaks may be used in the inlet. Paddlers can put in at the beach area. The sheltered inlet around Bamberton is a great paddling location, offering views of Mount Baker and the Saanich Peninsula.

The warm waters surrounding Mill Bay are a popular destination for local fishers seeking a variety of salmon and rock fish. 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.

Interpretive programs

There are interpretations services available at this park. Contact the park operator for more information.

Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash and under control at all times. From May 1 to September 15, dogs are not allowed in the lower day-use area (beach and lawn area). You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. 


Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Bamberton Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.

There are opportunities for windsurfing at this park.