Fillongley Provincial Park

 

This small provincial park found on the east shore of the idyllic Denman Island was once part of one of the most beautiful estates in the Gulf Islands. This park has 10 camping spots located in an open area along the ocean, with the views across the channel to Texada Island and the snow-capped mountains of the mainland. It also features a large grassy area that was once used as a bowling green by the owners of the Fillongley estate, and a number of unusual heritage deciduous trees imported from Europe. Visitors here can explore the beautiful rocky beach, take a swim in the ocean, hike through a forest of magnificent old-growth cedars, cycle the quiet island roads, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and the many arts and crafts shops that Denman Island has to offer. As this park only has 10 camping spots, reservations are highly recommended.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping - - - - Picnic Areas Campfires - Pit Toilets - Drinking Water - - - - Wheel Chair Accessibility Beach Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming - - Canoeing / Kayaking - - Bicycling - - - - Horse Riding Wildlife Watching - - - - -

Rating

Campsite privacy
Fun for kids
Lots of shade
Peacefulness/Quietness
Activities

Number of campsites: 10, reservable: 5, nearest town: Denman Island (6 km), Courtenay (32 km including ferry route)

Additional Information

Location

Fillongley Provincial Park is located on Denman Island. Take the Denman Island Ferry from Buckley Bay (reached by taking Buckley Bay Exit 101 off highway 19, 20 km south of Courtenay on Vancouver Island). Crossing time: 10 minutes. Once on the island, follow Denman Road east, turn left on Swan Road, and turn right on Beadnell Road.

Contact Information

R.L.C. Enterprize Ltd.
E-mail address: office@rlcenterprize.com
Phone: (250) 474-1336
Please go to www.discovercamping.ca to reserve a campsite.

Camping Information

Fees

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $19.00 per party / night.

BC Senior Rate (Labour Day to June 14 only): $9.50 per senior couple / night.

Winter camping fee (October 16 - March 31, no firewood or water provided): $10.00 per party / night.

Operation Dates

This park is open for camping year round, but there are no services such as water and firewood during the winter season.

Operation dates with full services and fees: April 1 - October 15. Campground reservable dates: May 15 - September 18.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers 10 vehicle accessible campsites, located in an open area next to the beach.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a large grassy field that can be used for picnicking. Pit toilets and an information shelter are located at the parking area.

Campfires

Campfires

Fire rings are available at each campsite; firewood can be purchased from Park Operator. Fire bans may be implemented during the dry summer season; make sure to bring a portable stove for cooking.

Drinking Water

Drinking Water

A cold water hand pump is located approximately 75 meters from the campground. Water must be boiled, treated or filtered prior to consumption.

Wheel Chair Accessibility

Wheel Chair Accessibility

One walking trail and the pit toilets in the parking lot are wheelchair accessible.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

Saltwater / ocean fishing is permitted at this park as per provincial and federal fishing regulations.

Hiking

Hiking

There are 2 km of wheelchair accessible walking trails through the park. One trail is a short loop from the parking area through the field (approximately 10 minutes one way). Another trail leads west from the parking area and follows Beadnell Creek canyon through lush second-growth forest. This trail connects with Swan Road; visitors can return to the parking lot either back down the trail or along Beadnell Road. Approximately 30 minutes one way.

Swimming

Swimming

This park has a sand and pebble beach area; ocean swimming is possible although the water can be quite cold.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

Starting from Fillongley Park beach located at the campsite, paddlers can easily explore the waters around Denman Island and Hornby Island.

Bicycling

Bicycling

Cyclists can explore the quiet island roads; there is usually little traffic, and the island is fairly flat.

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