Sulphur Passage Provincial Park is situated in the northeast portion of Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Known as the Upper Shelter area, the park is nestled between Flores Island and the Megin River watershed and encompasses Obstruction Island and coastal upland strips of Sulphur Passage and Shelter Inlet – a popular kayaking destination.
This undeveloped wilderness area is a great place to see wildlife, including whales and other marine mammals and a variety of birds. The park protects old-growth Sitka spruce forests, a fjord and an estuary. The estuary – a sensitive and biologically productive marine ecosystem – supports large numbers of birds, fish and intertidal creatures. Access to this undeveloped park is by boat only.
Kayaking is popular in Shelter Inlet.
Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park. All surface water must be boiled, filtered or treated prior to consumption.
There are no designated campsites at this park, however random wilderness camping is allowed. No facilities are provided and there is no fee.
Sulphur Passage Park is accessible year-round; there is no winter wilderness camping fee at this time.
The waters of Clayoquot Sound may contain a variety of fish species, including salmon, rockfish, halibut and lingcod. Fishing is permitted as per provincial and federal fishing regulations. 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.
Known as the Upper Shelter area, Sulphur Passage Park is situated in the northeast portion of Clayoquot Sound, between Flores Island and the Megin River watershed on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Access to the park is by boat only. Boaters can reference marine chart #3674 for more information about this area.
Nearby communities include: Tofino, Ucluelet, Ahousat, Flores Island.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.