in Long Beach Unit
Green Point Campground provides 94 tent, trailer and RV campsites
in a wonderfully forested setting. The campground is open from 1 May to mid-October and operates near capacity for most
of the season. Reservations are therefore highly
recommended and must be made with Parks Canada at 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783)
or online at www.pccamping.ca. Group camping is provided, and walk-in
cliff top sites are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
The maximum stay in the campground is 7 days.
are flush toilets, firepits, firewood, and a sani-station. There
are no hookups or showers.
trail access to the beach area below.
Water and sanitary facilities are provided at the beach area.
Fires are not permitted. Use your campstove!
are permitted at the drive-in sites only
Camping Area has reverted to a Day-Use Area. No camping is now
Green Point has an indoor theatre offering nightly interpretive
programs (films, illustrated lectures and Audio-visual lectures)
from late June to early September.
Green Point Campground is located on Hwy 4, 10 km north of the
Camping in Broken Group Islands Unit
There are seven designated camping areas in the Broken Group Islands
within national park boundaries, located on Hand, Turret, Gibraltar,
Willis, Dodd, Clarke, and Gilbert Islands. All island visitors and
users must camp in these designated campsites. Random campers will
be asked to move to one of the designated campsites. Camping in
areas other than designated campsites is a violation under various
Acts, which are rigidly enforced.
Camping was discontinued on Benson Island in May 2009 out of respect
for its cultural significance. Archaeological research dates traditional
use of Benson Island for over 5,000 years. Tseshaht First Nation’s
oral traditions name this site as their origin place where the first
Tseshaht man (Naasiya’atu) and woman (Naasayilhim) were created.
It became the site of their principal village of Ts’ishaa. It is
from this village that the Tseshaht derive their name, as Tseshaht
literally means “people of Ts’ishaa”. Visitors are encouraged to
visit Benson Island during the day and return to designated campsites
for the night.
All the campsites are small and cannot sustain large groups. The
maximum stay on each island campsite is four days, with a maximum
stay in the Broken Group Islands of 14 days. Solar composting outhouses
are provided at the campsites.
Some campsites are located near small, seasonal streams, but during
summer months, fresh water is very hard to find. All boaters should
bring an adequate drinking water supply with them into the Broken
Group Islands. Visitors are strongly encouraged not to use any of
the water from the streams on the islands, due to wildlife requirements.
Be campfire free. Previous campers have created serious vegetation
damage seeking firewood. If you must have a fire, build it only
on beaches below the high-tide line, and use driftwood only. All
fires must be extinguished after use and fire debris cleaned up.
There is no garbage pickup in the islands. Visitors must pack
out whatever they pack in. Fishing must comply with Department of
Fisheries and Oceans regulations. Dogs and pets disturb wildlife
and interfere with other visitors' enjoyment of the wilderness,
and must be left at home.
Fees for camping apply from May 1st to September 30th. A Camping
Permit will be issued when fees are paid.
The BGI Warden Station is located on floats in a bay adjacent to
Nettle Island, due north of the Gibraltar Island campsite. A park
warden is usually in the BGI full time May to October, 7 days a
week, 24 hours per day. However, the Warden Station does not maintain
regular hours, as the resident warden is often out on patrol. Park
wardens patrol in an 18 foot, orange, rigid-hull inflatable boat.
The traditional territories of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations
encompass the Broken Group Islands. The Islands contain many sites
of great spiritual and cultural significance for the Toquaht, Tseshaht
and Hupachesaht First Nations. There are Indian Reserves on Effingham,
Nettle, and Keith Islands (see chart 3670 for exact locations).
Anyone wishing to visit the reserve lands must contact the appropriate
First Nation for permission prior to their trip. Boaters are asked
to refrain from tying up to the reserve wharf on the southeast side
of Nettle Island.