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Háthayim Marine Park [a.k.a. Von Donop Marine Park]


Wilderness camping

There are no designated campsites at this park, however random wilderness camping is allowed. No facilities are provided. This park is accessible year-round; there is no winter camping fee. Please practice “Leave No Trace” camping ethics.

Winter camping
This park is accessible year-round; there is no winter camping fee. Please practice “ Leave No Trace” camping ethics.
Pit or flush toilets

One pit toilet is located at the far end of the bay.


While small fires are allowed, we encourage visitors to conserve the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using stoves instead. If you do have a fire, please utilize previously constructed fire rings and use small pieces of wood that will burn completely. If you can’t find a previously used site, try to construct your fire rings below the high tide mark. Never leave your fire unattended and practice “ Leave No Trace” camping ethics.


There are no designated trails at this park however a rough route does exist from the bay to Squirrel Cove, outside of the park (approximately 5 km).


There is no designated swimming area at this park however there are opportunities for ocean swimming. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.


The sheltered waters in this park offer good canoeing and kayaking opportunities.


This park offers opportunities for ocean fishing. Fishing is permitted as per provincial and federal fishing regulations. All anglers should check the current regulations issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada prior to fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Pets on leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash and under control at all times. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.


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 Háthayim Marine Provincial Park [a.k.a. Von Donop Marine 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.