There are no developed campsites at this time. Visitors will be able to find user-created areas to camp throughout the park. There is no fee for marine-accessible wilderness camping. This park is accessible year-round.
There are no developed campsites at this time. Visitors will be able to find user-created areas to camp throughout the park. There is no fee for wilderness camping. This park is accessible year-round.
This park is accessible year-round. There is no fee for winter camping.
While small fires are allowed, we encourage visitors to conserve the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using stoves instead. If you do have a fire, please utilize previously constructed fire rings and use small pieces of wood that will burn completely. If you can’t find a previously used site, try to construct your fire rings below the high tide mark. Never leave your fire unattended and practice “Leave No Trace” camping ethics.
There is no designated swimming area at Big Bunsby Park. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks. Any ocean swimming will be cold.
World-class kayaking and canoeing opportunities exist around the Bunsby Islands in the Checleset Bay Area. Brooks Peninsula Park is within a day’s paddle of Big Bunsby. The sheltered waters around the park make the area an excellent place to sea kayak or canoe.
Sea otters, gray whales, sea lions, seals and marine birds are common sights for kayakers paddling around this unspoiled wilderness. Although the Bunsby Islands are relatively sheltered, the access from Kyuquot to the Islands is exposed to rough seas and extreme weather conditions at times. Kayakers should be aware that winds can pick up quickly in this area, as can rough water, and should always practice caution. Kayakers should always take the ebb and flow of tides into consideration and be prepared for heavy fog at any time.
Most kayakers launch from Fair Harbour, although the use of water taxis is becoming more and more popular as a method of quickly reaching the park. Water taxis can be found in Kyuquot and Zeballos.
Saltwater fishing is extremely popular in this marine park, particularly for salmon, although rock fish and halibut can also be caught. 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.
Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.