This small picturesque park on the north side of Denman Island offers an idyllic location to enjoy a picnic and spend a quiet afternoon. The land that is now Fillongley Provincial Park was bequeathed to the province of British Columbia by George Beadnell, an Englishman who settled here at the turn of the century. Over the years, Beadnell developed Fillongley into one of the most beautiful estates in the Gulf Islands. A large, flat grassy field – once the site of a bowling green – comes alive with vibrant wildflowers in the spring. Set amongst a canopy of imported deciduous trees, this park is also noted for its beautiful display of colours in the fall.
Ten campsites are located along the ocean, and there are several walking trails through the park where visitors can observe the old-growth cedar forest, a salmon spawning stream and remains of the old homestead.
Established Date: January 19, 1954
Park Size: 26 hectares
All campsite reservations must be made the BC Parks reservations system. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations will be accepted for all campsites in the Park as of May 01, 2021. If sites are currently unreserved, they are available as first-come, first-served sites until the date of next reservation.
This park offers 10 vehicle accessible campsites, located next to the beach. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring.
During the summer, the campground very popular and is 100% reservable.
A cold water tap is located approximately 50 metres from the campground. The tap is 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. 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. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. Bring a portable stove for cooking.
There are 2 km of wheelchair-accessible walking trails through the park. One of these trails is a short loop from the parking area through the field (approximately 10 minutes to the field). Another trail heads west from the parking area and follows Beadnell Creek canyon through lush second-growth forest. This trail connects with Swan Road; visitors can return to the parking lot either back down the trail or along Beadnell Road. One-way walking time to Swan Road is approximately 30 minutes.
For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
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 Fillongley Provincial 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.
Fillongley Park is located on Denman Island. Take the Denman Island Ferry from Buckley Bay, off Hwy #19a on central Vancouver Island. Take the Buckley Bay exit #101 from Hwy #19. Once on the island, follow Denman Road to Swan Road. Turn left on Swan Road, then right on Beadnell Road. Nearby communities include: Denman Island, Hornby Island, Buckley Bay, Fanny Bay, Comox Valley.
This park proudly operated by:
Quality Recreation Ltd.
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.