Historically, the shíshálh Nation frequented this area, with a major village at Sechelt. Today, the shíshálh Nation plays an important role in the community of Sechelt.
The park was purchased from the Crowston family in 1966. On January 29, 1971, Porpoise Bay Park was established.
Porpoise Bay Park is characterized by second-growth forest of Douglas fir, western cedar, western hemlock, maple, and alder. The area contains a waterway used by chum and coho salmon for spawning. There is an estuary in the park that is home to many shore birds.
Please keep a safe, respectful distance when viewing wildlife. Keep dogs leashed at all times, and stay out of the creek.