This area is popular with boaters for swimming, viewing, diving, fishing and wilderness camping. Hardy Island Marine provides a safe anchorage and is only an island at high tide.
A park bench located on Hardy Island Marine provides an excellent spot to sit and take in the beautiful scenery of the area. The warm, clean and green waters surrounding the area are reminiscent of a more tropical place. This park is subject to southeast winds during the winter; use caution when anchoring.
As the anchorage is known as the Hardy Island Anchorage, the Council of British Columbia Yacht Clubs requested that the name of the park be changed. On October 21, 2004, the Legislative Assembly passed Bill 74 to officially change the name.
The park allows walk-in camping but the sites are not formalized and there are no facilities provided. Recreational opportunities are limited.
Ocean swimming with a very rugged and rocky shoreline. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park. The park allows walk-in camping but there are no formalized sites.
This park provides many scenic marine view scapes.
Pets/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.
This park consists of Musket Island and Hardy Island and is strategically situated, being midway from Vancouver, Princess Louisa and Desolation Sound. This park can be approached from either Malaspina Strait or Jervis Inlet via Telescope Passage.
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.