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.
|Fun for kids|
|Lots of shade|
Number of campsites: 65, reservable: 0, nearest town: Courtenay (16 km), Comox (20 km)
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.
Park Operator's Phone: 250-338-1332
Contact the park operator to enquire about the campsite fees.
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.
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.
This park has a day-use/picnic area with a covered picnic shelter, tables, fresh water and pit toilets.
Campfire rings are provided at each campsite and in the group campground. Firewood can be purchased from the Park Operator.
Fresh water hand pumps are located throughout the park.
There are two paved boat launches located in the park. The launch fee is $30/year.
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.
This park has several walking trails that run through a mature forest and alongside a stream.
Ocean swimming is possible at this park. There is no designated swimming area.
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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