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Tribune Bay Provincial Park
About This Park
There are no swaying palm trees to shade sunbathers, but Tribune Bay on Hornby Island is still close to paradise. Nicknamed “Little Hawaii,” the white sandy beaches of Tribune Bay stretch endlessly out to meet an aquamarine sea. Boasting close to 1 km of fine white sand beach, the south-facing Tribune Bay is easily one of the most spectacular on the east side of Vancouver Island. Here, shallow waters meet near tropical temperatures during the summer and the bay is considered to be one of the warmest salt water swimming areas in B.C.
If you visit the park in the spring you’ll be treated to a dazzling display of wildflowers cloaking the hillsides along the beach. In the summer, dark blue salal berries and edible red huckleberries provide colourful contrast to the white sand and unusual rock formations along the shoreline.
A five-minute stroll for Tribune Bay will lead you to “downtown” Hornby Island, an eclectic community with a unique assortment of shops and services. You may also choose to go sightseeing along the bluffs at Helliwell Park, just around the corner from Tribune Bay.
Established Date: November 2, 1978
Park Size: 95 hectares
Know Before You Go
- Due to public safety and park security concerns, the park gate closes daily at 9:00pm.
The following are not permitted anywhere within Tribune Bay Provincial Park:
- consumption of alcohol;
- beach fires; and
Park Act Regulations and Liquor Licensing and Control Act regulations will be strictly enforced throughout the summer.
- Dogs are not allowed on the beach in Tribune Bay Provincial Park.
- Due to Health Authority regulations, BC Parks has removed the drinking water hand pump from this park. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Location and Maps
Nearby communities include: Hornby Island, Denman Island, Comox Valley.
Maps and Brochures
Nature and Culture
- Management Planning Information
- Approved Master Plan [PDF] for Fillongley, Tribune Bay, Helliwell, and Sandy Island Provincial Parks.
This is not the original management planning product. This document has been scanned from the original format of the plan. It may contain some formatting changes, however the content is consistent with the original.