Malaspina Park is located in the Desolation Sound area and protects significant natural values while providing a low elevation coastal hiking and backcountry recreation experience.
This park features the northern portion of the Sunshine Coast Trail.
Desolation Sound is a very popular kayak and boating destination. There are 11 designated campsites throughout Desolation Sound, the Copeland Islands and Malaspina Marine Parks.
These three parks are grouped together for the backcountry registration system and described as Desolation Sound Parks .
BC Parks’ reservations system system allows you to purchase a backcountry permit before leaving home. Although the system does not reserve a campsite, the system provides visitors the convenience of prepaying for their trip and not having to carry cash. We encourage all visitors to register online so we can reduce the need to collect fees in the field. If the online system is not available to you then you can pay with cash at Okeover Park or Lund Harbour. Look for the registration information at the BC Parks kiosks.
A Desolation Sound Parks backcountry registration is valid for overnight use in the Copeland Islands, Malaspina, Roscoe Bay, and Desolation Sound Marine Parks.
Most kayaker and boaters launch their vessels and start their adventure from either Lund Harbour or Okeover Harbour Government Dock to access the Desolation Sound Parks. Many boaters will arrive by boat from Georgia Strait.
Okeover Arm Park is located next to the Okeover Harbour Government Dock. There are 21 vehicle access campsites at Okeover Park. Many people will camp at Okeover Park and get an early start the next day to explore the Desolation Sound Parks. There is a campground attendant at Okeover Park.