Plumper Cove Marine Provincial Park
Have you ever been camping on an island? Just a short ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, Plumper Cove is a quiet getaway that is only accessible by boat.
|Neighbourhood |||West Vancouver|
|Getting There |||Located on the western shore of Keats Island, across the Shoal Channel from Gibsons.|
|Opening and Closing CAMpground Dates: (cAMpground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.) Year round;CAMpground Dates with Full Services and Fees: May 15 - September 25th|
Profile Last Updated: May 23, 2007
On the northwest side of Keats Island, accessible only by passenger ferry or private boat, is Plumper Cove Marine Provincial Park. It is 66 hectares of developed area, including forested walk-in campsites, fire rings, water and a trail system. While there are no vehicle accessible camping facilities at this park, you still have to arrive early to secure one of the 20 campsites. They are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Although you can’t reserve a campsite, you can still reserve a day-use picnic site. Most of the picnic tables have barbeque attachments and there is a large grassy area for hanging out. Bring your friends and family for a relaxing and fun-filled day at Plumper Cove.
A Great Day, Every Day
Boredom is not an option at Plumper Cove – there’s so much to do. If you don’t want to spend the day lounging and absorbing the beautiful scenery, there is a three kilometre trail that leads to the Keats Landing foot ferry terminal or you can choose to do the one kilometre loop trail around the park. The trails are functional for walking and cycling. For a spectacular view of Howe Sound and the town of Gibsons, trek up to the Observatory Point. The breathtaking view is well worth it! If you’re not in the mood for a hike, head over to the pebble beach for a refreshing swim in the ocean or a picnic by the water. You can also go paddling, canoeing or kayaking and even head over to one of the kayak/canoe accessed camping grounds. Weather permitting, winter camping is permitted at Plumper Cover . . . for those who dare to brave the cold.