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Total number of campsites
Total reservable frontcountry sites: 36
Total vehicle-accessible sites: 16
Total groupsites: 1
Total walk-in sites: 28
Total RV-accessible sites: 16
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Reservations

Campsite reservations are accepted for 16 drive-in sites and 28 walk-in sites. First come, first served sites are not available from May 13 to September 3. Group campsite reservations are also accepted at this park.

All vehicle accessible and walk-in campsite and group site reservations must be made the BC Parks reservations system. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first come, first served.

 

Group camping

There is one walk-in group campsite at this park, located behind the walk-in sites and overlooking the lagoon. There are two wood-burning stoves and a stand-up barbeque for the group use. Group camping reservations are accepted at this park. 

Youth group camping fee$1 per person (6+), with a $50 minimum and $150 maximum. Children under 6 are free!
Regular group camping fee$80 per group site per night, plus $5 per adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1 per child (6-15). Children under 6 are free!

For information on the youth group policy see the group camping page.

Vehicle-accessible camping

This park offers 16 vehicle-accessible campsites located within the forested area, adjacent to the beach and day-use area. Campsite reservations are accepted and there are no first come, first served sites available. Montague Harbour is open year-round. A winter fee is charged and limited services are available in the off-season. 

Vehicle-accessible camping fee$25 per party per night
BC seniors’ rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only)$12.50 per senior party per night

For information on the BC seniors’ rate, see the camping fees page. 

Walk-in camping

There are 28 walk-in sites available to the left as you enter the park, above the parking lot near the wharf. These sites are situated in the forest above Montague Harbour. Campsite reservations are accepted for all 28 walk-in sites.

Walk-in frontcountry camping fee: $25 per party per night
Winter camping

16 vehicle-accessible sites are available located within the forested area, adjacent to the beach and day-use area. 28 walk-in sites are available to the left as you enter the park, above the parking lot near the wharf. These sites are situated in the forest above Montague Harbour. 
 

Walk-in winter camping fee: $13 per party per night
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Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Drinking water

Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Water is available from March 15 to October 31. This water is treated and safe to drink.

Boat launch

This park has a boat launch, located at the north end of the park. Follow the main road past the drive-in campsites. Dock facilities and mooring buoys are located within Montague Harbour and are accessible from the south. Boats can also anchor in Montague Harbour. 
 

Dock facilities use fee: $2 per metre per night
Mooring (to buoy) fee: $14 per vessel per night
Campfires

This park has campfire time restrictions. Cooking fires are allowed from:

  • 7am to 9am,
  • 11am to 1pm
  • 5pm to 7pm. 

Small campfires are permitted after 7pm. 

These restrictions will improve air quality and firewood conservation while still permitting fires. Visitors must use campfire rings, which are provided at each campsite. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. During the camping season, firewood can be purchased from the park operator. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary. 

To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small.

Picnic areas

This park has a day-use and picnic area. As you enter the park, head straight past the drive-in campsites to an open grassy field beside the boat launch. Picnic tables and pit toilets can be found in the day-use area.

Pit or flush toilets
There are five sets of male and female pit toilets located throughout the campsite.
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Hiking

There are a variety of well-maintained walking trails in Montague Harbour Marine Park. Routes lead along Shell Beach and around Gray Peninsula. These easy trails offer spectacular views of the surrounding islands, local marine life and wildlife. 

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.

Swimming

This park offers ocean swimming opportunities, but the water is very cold. Bring good footwear for the gravel beach. There are no lifeguards on duty.

Canoeing

Montague Harbour Marine Park offers canoeing and kayaking opportunities for more experienced paddlers. Paddlers should be aware of ocean currents and check weather forecasts before heading out. Montague Harbour is both a destination and a starting off point for kayakers wanting to explore the Gulf Islands.

Kayaking

Montague Harbour Marine Park offers canoeing and kayaking opportunities for more experienced paddlers. Paddlers should be aware of ocean currents and check weather forecasts before heading out. Montague Harbour is both a destination and a starting off point for kayakers wanting to explore the Gulf Islands.

Fishing

Saltwater fishing is permitted, subject to Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) regulations. A permanent shellfish closure is in effect along the south shoreline of the park adjacent to the wharf. Shellfish harvesting in other areas is subject to Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) regulations and closures. 

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.

Rockfish Conservation Areas occur within this park. Fishing activities are limited in Rockfish Conservation Areas. Before you go fishing please refer to the Rockfish Conservation Area descriptions available from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).

Pets on leash

Pets and 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.

Cycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways and are not permitted on trails. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Montague Harbour 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.