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Bellhouse Provincial Park
About This Park
This small day-use park on scenic Galiano Island in the southern Gulf Islands is a lovely spot for a picnic. Located on Burrill Point, this park offers excellent views of busy Active Pass, Mayne Island and the Strait of Georgia and is a great vantage point from which to observe the ferries passing between the Gulf Islands.
A short trail through Garry oak meadows leads from the parking lot to the rocky shoreline, where visitors can try their hand at fishing for salmon and cod in the swift currents of Active Pass, explore the unique rock formations or simply observe marine mammals playing offshore. Bellhouse Park is only a short walk north from the ferry dock at Sturdies Bay on Galiano Island, and the route is well marked.
Park Size: 2 hectares
Date Established: August 21, 1964
Know Before You Go
This park contains environmentally sensitive features. Please keep off moss-covered rocks and remain on identified trails.
Location and Maps
Bellhouse Provincial Park is located 1 km west of Sturdies Bay 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). Once on Galiano head north on Sturdies Bay Road, turn left Burrill Road, then left again on Jack Road until you reach the park.
Nearby communities include: Galiano Island, Saltspring Island, Mayne Island, Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan, Vancouver
Nature and Culture
- History: Bellhouse Provincial Park was named after Leonard Thorneycroft Bellhouse, whose family had owned the property since 1907. Located at Burrill Point on Galiano Island, the land was previously used by guests of Bellhouse’s “Farmhouse Inn” and represents an important part of the island’s farming history.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information