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Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for the day-use area.

Drinking water
There is a water tap in the day-use area. Boil water advisory.
Picnic areas

This park has a day-use and picnic area.

Pit or flush toilets

This park has pit toilets, no flush toilets.

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There is a hiking trail in the park but it is not accessible from the marine area. Access is from Garden Bay Road. The Mount Daniel Trail is approximately 90 minutes to the top (4 km from Garden Bay Road to the top). This is a moderate to difficult hike due to the steep grade of the trail. There is a great view of the surrounding area from the top.

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.

There are swimming opportunities in this park. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks. The beach is relatively steep and rocky. There is a small dinghy dock.
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park. Kayak rentals are located in Halfmoon Bay.
  • Charts:
    • Strait of Georgia Central Portion # 3512
    • Plans Malaspina Strait # 3535 (this includes Pender Harbour, Secret Cove & Smugglers Cove)
  • 1:50,000 Topographical Maps:
    • Texada Island 92F9
    • Sechelt Inlet 92G12

Visitors may fish for salmon and cod. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Licences can be purchase in Irvine’s Landing and Garden Bay.

Wildlife viewing
There is no viewing platform but there are spectacular views from the top of Mount Daniel.
Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. 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.