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Total number of campsites
Total reservable frontcountry sites: 152
Total vehicle-accessible sites: 173
Total groupsites: 2
Group camping

There are two group campsites at this park, with picnic shelters, woodstoves, electricity, and water. Each group campsite has a large lawn area and they are surrounded by forest. These sites are reservable during the main camping season

Youth group camping charges per night are $1/person (6+), with a $50 minimum and $150 maximum. Read the youth group policy for more details.

Regular group camping charges per night are the base rate for the site, which is $120 per group site per night, plus $5 per adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1 per child (6 to 15 years old). Children under six camp for free.

Vehicle-accessible camping

This park offers vehicle-accessible campsites in a forest setting. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available. Goldstream Park is open year-round, facilities are limited in the winter off-season.

Vehicle-accessible camping fee: $35.00 per party per night

BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $17.50 per senior party per night. Read the camping fees page for information on camping discounts for seniors.

Winter camping

Goldstream Provincial Park is open year-round, however facilities are limited in the winter/off-season. A fee is in place for winter camping.

Winter camping fee: $13 per party per night
Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for these areas of the park:

Drinking water

Cold water taps are located throughout the park in the campground and day-use area. Taps are shut off during the off-season.


The new playground and Children’s Bike Park are located near the Amphitheatre. This area is near campsites #103-108 and #132-138.

Bicycle pump track and skills trails

Goldstream has a new bicycle pump track with 240 metres of beginner and intermediate skills trails complete with small obstacles. This new facility provides a safe and controlled environment for kids to get exercise, hone their bike handling skills and have fun. 

Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia and must be worn by all kids and adults using the pump track and skills trails. Eye protection, gloves and knee and elbow protection are also recommended.


A sani-station/dump is available during the main camping season. The facility is located in the main campground. In the event of freezing temperatures, the sani-dump may be shut down temporarily.

The sani-station use fee is $5 per discharge.

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, as well as communal rings in the day use area.

Firewood can be purchased from the Park Operator. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary. 

To preserve vegetation and ground cover, 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 and some parks may use communal fire rings. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.

Picnic areas

This park has a large day-use and picnic area with a picnic shelter, wood stove, flush toilets, fire rings, and numerous picnic tables. Nature walks and trails of varying lengths starting at the day-use area offer the opportunity to see some of the park’s more notable features. The Freeman King Visitor Centre can be reached by a short trail from the day-use area parking lot. The centre is open daily, year-round. This is not a reservable facility.

Pit or flush toilets

Pit toilets are located throughout the park. Flush toilet buildings are located in the day-use area and main campground.


Hot showers are available at Goldstream Park. They are located in the main campground area.


An extensive network of trails winds through Goldstream Park, totaling a distance of approximately 16km. Trails start from both the day-use area and campground. They range from easy walks, including short 5 to 15 minute walks along the river bank and through tall timber, to harder hikes. Some of the longer trails may take several hours to hike. 

For your own safety and preservation of the park, hike only on marked trails and obey posted signs. The ecosystems of this park are rare and fragile. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.


There is no designated swimming area at this park, however there are some sections of the Goldstream River near the campground that may be used for swimming. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.

Interpretive programs

An open-air ampitheatre is located at the campground which is the location of the summer programs in the park. The Freeman King Visitor Centre offers programs, exhibits, a gift shop, coffee and snacks and interpretive programming throughout the year. The Visitor Centre can be reached by a short trail from the day-use area parking lot, or by phone at 250 478-9414.

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC has a fun, hands on, Learn to Fish Program that teaches basic angling skills to youth under 16 years old.

Wildlife viewing

The scenery in Goldstream Park is spectacular wherever you go and there are endless opportunities for nature viewing at this park. A viewing platform located at the estuary near the Visitor Centre provides visitors with great views of the eagle feeding frenzy in the winter. Trails throughout the park lead to various features and viewpoints, including old-growth Douglas firs more than 600 years old and the stunning Niagara Falls, which cascades 47.5 metres down a rock cliff into a crystal clear canyon pool below. 

Visitors also have ample opportunity to see spawning salmon, a variety of wildlife and, in the spring, colourful wildflowers. These include the shade-loving western trillium and the calypso, a delicate orchid of the mossy forest glades. Spectacular panoramic views of the Strait of Georgia to the Strait of Juan de Fuca can be had from the summit of Mount Finlayson, making it well worth the climb.

Pets on leash

Pets 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. Due to the sensitive nature of the salmon spawning cycle, dogs must be kept out of the river. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.


Bicycles are allowed on roadways and the paved trail from the day-use area to the Freeman King Visitor Centre. Bicycles are not permitted on park trails. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Goldstream 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.