Amazing views, wildlife and unique natural features are just a few of the reasons to visit Bodega Ridge Provincial Park, located on Galiano Island in the southern Gulf Islands. The highlight of this day-use only park is a 4-km ridge rising 328 metres above sea level. The top of the ridge can be reached in approximately 30 minutes via a trail that leads uphill along the top of Bodega Ridge, through a forested area and along the cliff edge. From the top, hikers will be rewarded with spectacular vistas of Trincomali Channel, Vancouver Island and the Strait of Georgia.
The park’s high cliffs are home to bald eagles, peregrine falcons and turkey vultures. Unique sandstone formations on the water’s edge below support large wildflower populations, which are known for their splendour and can be enjoyed by passing boaters and paddlers. Although this park has no developed facilities, its inspiring scenery makes it a popular destination for both visitors and island residents.
Date Established: April 11, 2001
Park Size: 397 hectares (321 hectares of upland and 76 hectares of foreshore)
Rockfish Conservation Areas occur within this park. Fishing activities are limited in Rockfish Conservation Areas. Before you go fishing please refer to the Rockfish Conservation Area descriptions available from Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Portions of this park are open to hunting for specific species. Hunters must have valid licences and tags. Please refer to the current Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis publication for closures and regulations.
Bodega Ridge Provincial Park is located on Galiano Island in the southern Gulf Islands. Galiano Island can be reached via BC Ferry service from Swartz Bay north of Victoria (approximately 1 hour). The park is situated approximately three-quarters of the way along the island from the ferry terminal and is accessible by Cottage Way from Porlier Pass Road.
Nearby communities include: Galiano Island, Saltspring Island, Mayne Island, Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan, Vancouver
This park proudly operated by:
K2 Park Services Ltd.
1 877 559-2115
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.