Kitty Coleman Provincial Park

 

Located just north of Courtenay on the east coast of Vancouver Island, this small 10 hectare park is popular with both locals and visitors for its swimming, boating, fishing, hiking and oceanfront camping opportunities. Kitty Coleman Provincial Park includes the mature forest of Western hemlock, Western red cedar and Douglas fir, the estuary of Kitty Coleman Creek, and 900 meters of shoreline. Park facilities include a picnic shelter, picnic tables, pit toilets, two boat launches, several nature trails and 65 vehicle accessible campsites. The eastern portion of the park is home to a single majestic old-growth Douglas fir, estimated to be more than 500 years old. Wild onions can also be found growing throughout the area. Please note that this park is classified as a “Class C Provincial Park” and is managed by the local community board.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping - Group Camping - - Picnic Areas Campfires - Pit Toilets - Drinking Water - - - Boat Launch - - Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming - Boating Canoeing / Kayaking - - - - - - - - Wildlife Watching - - - - -

Rating

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

Number of campsites: 65, reservable: 0, nearest town: Courtenay (16 km), Comox (20 km)

Additional Information

Location

Kitty Coleman Park is located 16 km north of Courtenay and can be reached by  turning off Highway 19A (Island Hwy) at Coleman Road. Turn on Left Road, then right on Whittaker Road until you reach the park.

Contact Information

Park Operator's Phone: 250-338-1332

Camping Information

Fees

Contact the park operator to enquire about the campsite fees.

Operation Dates

N/A

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

There are 65 vehicle accessible campsites. Reservations for individual campsites are not available at this park. All campsites are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis. Many of the sites overlook the beach.

Group Camping

Group Camping

This park has 1 group camping area that can accommodate 8 people. Group camping reservations are available from May to September. Phone 250-338-1332 for reservations.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area with a covered picnic shelter, tables, fresh water and pit toilets.

Campfires

Campfires

Campfire rings are provided at each campsite and in the group campground. Firewood can be purchased from the Park Operator.

Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Fresh water hand pumps are located throughout the park.

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

There are two paved boat launches located in the park. The launch fee is $30/year.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

The waters around Kitty Coleman Park are popular for angling. Salmon and rock fish are the most available species, along with a variety of shellfish that can also be found in the area. Fishing is permitted as per provincial and federal fishing regulations.

Hiking

Hiking

This park has several walking trails that run through a mature forest and alongside a stream.

Swimming

Swimming

Ocean swimming is possible at this park. There is no designated swimming area.

Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Watching

This park offers opportunities to observe a variety of marine animals and birds, such as seals, sea lions, whales, Dals porpoises, and bald eagles.

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