The main feature of this small park, adjacent to the bank of the Kennedy River on the west coast of Vancouver Island, is the abundance of birdlife, which offers great viewing opportunities for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. As there are no developed trails in the park, the best way to see these birds is by canoe or kayak, via a peaceful paddle down the river from Kennedy Lake.
Visitors to this day-use only park, which is being considered for Ecological Reserve status, can spot ospreys, Bald eagles and a variety of ducks and songbirds. The bog itself, enclosed by an oxbow, is a unique and interesting sight.
Special Features: A unique feature of this park is the bog enclosed by an oxbow, which protects critical bird nesting habitat for a variety of species.
Portions of this park are open to hunting for specific species. Hunters must have valid licences and tags. Please refer to current printed BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis publication for closures and regulations.
Kennedy River Bog is located north of Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The park is adjacent to the bank of Kennedy River just below its outlet from Kennedy Lake. The park is accessible via a logging road from Highway #4. The park can be reached by car-topper boat, canoe or kayak from the Kennedy River Bridge. Nearby communities include Tofino and Ucluelet.
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.