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Pit or flush toilets

This park has 1 pit toilet, located near the host cabin.


Due to the sensitive bird habitat, most of the island is closed to the public. A short trail from Camp Bay to Northwest Bay is the only area accessible to visitors. This trail ends at a bird blind located on the north tip of the island. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.


There are opportunities for ocean swimming at this park. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.


Mitlenatch Island is accessible by canoe or kayak, and is a popular destination for paddlers.


Harvesting or collecting of any kind, including shellfish gathering, is not permitted in the the park’s marine zone extending 300m around the island. The waters beyond Mitlenatch Island Provincial Park are designated a Rockfish Conservation Area. For more information regarding the Rockfish Conservation Area, please consult the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Tidal Area Regulations (DFO).

Wildlife viewing

Mitlenatch Island is home to the largest seabird nesting colony in the Strait of Georgia and offers excellent viewing opportunities of thousands of Glaucous-winged Gulls, Pelagic Cormorants, Pigeon Guillemots, Black Oystercatchers and many other species of birds. A bird blind is located on the island’s trail system. Follow the posted guidelines for use of the blind. Marine life around the island includes river otters and harbour seals throughout the year, and Steller’s and California sea lions from late fall through to summer.