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Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is allowed, but there are no developed sites and no facilities are provided.

Winter camping
This park is accessible year-round. There is no fee for winter camping.

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.

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There is a primitive trail from Columbia Cove to the most easterly beach on the south coast of the peninsula, which takes an average of 20 minutes to hike. From this beach more adventurous explorers can link a series of high tide routes between headlands. These will eventually end up near the westerly tip of the peninsula. An additional hiking route can be found near the top end of Ououkinsh Inlet, up the lower Power River to Power Lake.

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 is no designated swimming area at this park. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.

The waters around Mquqᷱin / Brooks Peninsula Park offer world-class kayaking and canoeing. Opportunities for relatively sheltered paddling exist from Columbia Cove east to Nasparti and Ououkinsh Inlets and Johnson Lagoon. Paddlers wishing to explore Johnson Lagoon should be very aware of tidal fluctuations and dangerous currents around the mouth of the lagoon. These areas of the park are more suitable for beginner to intermediate kayakers.

For the more adventurous ocean kayaker, journeys around Brooks Peninsula are possible.

Paddlers should take the ebb and flow of tides into consideration and be prepared for heavy fog at any time. Most kayakers launch from Fair Harbour, though the use of water taxis is becoming more and more popular as a method of quickly reaching the park. These can be found in Kyuquot and Zeballos.


Salt water fishing is popular in this park, particularly for salmon, rockfish and halibut. Power Lake, accessed via Ououkinsh Inlet, offers opportunities for fresh water fishing.

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. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Wildlife viewing
Brooks Peninsula itself is a unique feature. Unaffected by the last ice age, it features a variety of rare plant communities and unusual geologic formations. Aside from this, the park offers spectacular views of a pristine wilderness environment and miles of sandy beaches.
Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.


Portions of this park are open to hunting for specific species. Hunters must have valid licences and tags. Please refer to the current Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis publication for closures and regulations.