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Tribune Bay Provincial Park
Notice TRIBUNE BAY PROVINCIAL PARK
This is to remind Park Visitors that:
- Consumption of Alcohol
- Beach Fires
Are not permitted anywhere within the Park. Park Act Regulations and Liquor Licensing and Control Act Regulations will be strictly enforced throughout the summer.
- Due to health authority regulations, BC Parks has removed the drinking water hand pump from this park. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
About This Park
There are no swaying palm trees to shade sunbathers, but Tribune Bay on Hornby Island is still close to paradise. Nicknamed “Little Hawaii,” the white sandy beaches of Tribune Bay stretch endlessly out to meet an aquamarine sea. Boasting close to 1 km of fine white sand beach, the south-facing Tribune Bay is easily one of the most spectacular on the east side of Vancouver Island. Here, shallow waters meet near tropical temperatures during the summer and the bay is considered to be one of the warmest salt water swimming areas in BC.
If you visit the park in the spring you’ll be treated to a dazzling display of wildflowers cloaking the hillsides along the beach. In the summer, dark blue salal berries and edible red huckleberries provide colourful contrast to the white sand and unusual rock formations along the shoreline.
A five-minute stroll for Tribune Bay will lead you to “downtown” Hornby Island, an eclectic community with a unique assortment of shops and services. You may also choose to go sightseeing along the bluffs at Helliwell Park, just around the corner from Tribune Bay.
Park Size: 95 hectares
Special Note: Campfires are not permitted in this park at any time.
View the Annual Drinking Water System Reports: Tribune Bay Report
Location and Maps
Tribune Bay Provincial Park is located on Hornby Island, two short ferry rides from Vancouver Island. To reach Hornby Island take the Denman Island Ferry from Buckley Bay, off Hwy #19a. Take Buckley Bay exit #101 from Hwy #19. Once on the island, follow Denman Road to the Hornby Island Ferry terminal. Another 10 minute ferry ride will put you on Hornby Island; from there follow the main road to the Hornby Island CO-OP then turn left following Central Road to the entrance to the park. Nearby communities include: Hornby Island, Denman Island, Comox Valley.
Maps and Brochures
Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
- Park Map (pdf)
Nature and Culture
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.