Tribune Bay Park Addition

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Consultation has concluded, thank you for your interest and comments!

In November 2021, the Province completed the purchase of two private properties on Hornby Island adjacent to Tribune Bay Provincial Park. The two properties were purchased with the goal of adding them to the park system to ensure recreational opportunities and other park values are protected in perpetuity. 

Parcel A is the existing private Tribune Bay Campground, 3.25 hectares (8.03 acres) in size, which operated with up to 135 campsites. The campground has been in continuous operation for decades. 

Parcel B is a 6.35 hectare (15.7 acre) forested parcel that borders the existing park, featuring ~142m (465’) of beach frontage. 

In addition, BC Parks is considering adding the foreshore (area including the beach and a small marine area) in front of Parcel B to the park. Most of the foreshore in Tribune Bay is already within the park. BC Parks is considering adding this area to protect ecosystem values and to manage use so all visitors and campers can have a safe and enjoyable experience at Tribune Bay.

Adding the existing campground and the adjacent forested parcel to the park will help support and accommodate the growing public pressure for recreation and camping while managing for important values, including local use and nature appreciation

Since a management plan already exists for Tribune Bay Park, management guidance will be developed for these two additional properties that is supplemental to the existing plan. The public is invited to provide input into the development of this guidance, through this Let's Talk BC Parks forum as well as via on-island opportunities.

The campground will be operational in 2022, similar to how it has operated in the past, but will not be fully integrated into the BC Parks system until consultation, engagement, planning and designation processes are complete. A private campground operator has now been secured for the Tribune Bay Campground for the upcoming camping season. Please refer to the Tribune Bay Campground website for up-to-date information on the campground and reservations. These camping opportunities will not be available through the BC Parks reservation system this year.

BC Parks welcomes your thoughts and questions on this proposed park expansion. Please find a survey link below, or contact us directly at one of the email addresses provided. BC Parks is also providing on-island opportunities for input. Hard copy versions of the survey are available for pick up/drop off at the Hornby Island Co-op post office throughout April, and on-site information sessions will be advertised in the local papers.

In November 2021, the Province completed the purchase of two private properties on Hornby Island adjacent to Tribune Bay Provincial Park. The two properties were purchased with the goal of adding them to the park system to ensure recreational opportunities and other park values are protected in perpetuity. 

Parcel A is the existing private Tribune Bay Campground, 3.25 hectares (8.03 acres) in size, which operated with up to 135 campsites. The campground has been in continuous operation for decades. 

Parcel B is a 6.35 hectare (15.7 acre) forested parcel that borders the existing park, featuring ~142m (465’) of beach frontage. 

In addition, BC Parks is considering adding the foreshore (area including the beach and a small marine area) in front of Parcel B to the park. Most of the foreshore in Tribune Bay is already within the park. BC Parks is considering adding this area to protect ecosystem values and to manage use so all visitors and campers can have a safe and enjoyable experience at Tribune Bay.

Adding the existing campground and the adjacent forested parcel to the park will help support and accommodate the growing public pressure for recreation and camping while managing for important values, including local use and nature appreciation

Since a management plan already exists for Tribune Bay Park, management guidance will be developed for these two additional properties that is supplemental to the existing plan. The public is invited to provide input into the development of this guidance, through this Let's Talk BC Parks forum as well as via on-island opportunities.

The campground will be operational in 2022, similar to how it has operated in the past, but will not be fully integrated into the BC Parks system until consultation, engagement, planning and designation processes are complete. A private campground operator has now been secured for the Tribune Bay Campground for the upcoming camping season. Please refer to the Tribune Bay Campground website for up-to-date information on the campground and reservations. These camping opportunities will not be available through the BC Parks reservation system this year.

BC Parks welcomes your thoughts and questions on this proposed park expansion. Please find a survey link below, or contact us directly at one of the email addresses provided. BC Parks is also providing on-island opportunities for input. Hard copy versions of the survey are available for pick up/drop off at the Hornby Island Co-op post office throughout April, and on-site information sessions will be advertised in the local papers.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Survey is now closed, thank you for sharing your thoughts on the future management direction for the additions to Tribune Bay Park.


    Consultation has concluded, thank you for your interest and comments!

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