Porteau Cove

Advisories

Campfires

Effective at noon on Thursday, Aug. 28, campfires will once again be permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.

The Coastal Fire Centre will rescind its existing campfire prohibition due to cooler weather in the forecast, which will result in a decreased wildfire risk in the region.

The following activities will now be allowed:
• Campfires, as defined by the Wildfire Regulation
• Open fires in an outdoor stove

The public is reminded that campfires must not be larger than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide. Anyone who lights a campfire must have a hand tool (such as a shovel) or at least eight litres of water available to fully extinguish it. Never leave a campfire unattended and make sure that the ashes are completely cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.

Please visit the Wildfire Management Branch’s Website for updates and more information.

 

 

 

March 1, 2014 – Full service rates are now in place (see rates below).

 

Visitor Services

New this year Porteau Cove will be offering the rental of portable propane campfires.  These campfires can be used during fire bans and easily hook-up to propane barbeque tanks.  If you need to exchange your BBQ tank or buy a new one, you can do it at the gatehouse in the park.

Returning services include general camping supplies sold at the gatehouse including ice, firewood, ice cream and snacks.   A sani-station is on site and located near the gatehouse.

Accommodation – Rent the Olympic Legacy Cabins located at the waterfront of Porteau Cove. For more information on the cabins see Cabins & RV Rentals.

About Porteau Cove

Only minutes from Vancouver, Porteau Cove is the perfect waterfront camping destination. Many of the campsites are on the waterfront. The beach is a great place for exploring and enjoying the stunning views of Howe Sound. Fishing (outside of the Provincial Park boundary) and boating are very popular in the area. There are two paved boat launches with day parking for trailers in the park.

One of the park’s main attractions is the tidal and inter-tidal marine life of the park’s foreshore areas. There is a good diversity of marine species, both along the shore and underwater. A scuba diving area has been developed with sunken ships and artificial reefs that have greatly enhanced sub-tidal marine life.

Porteau Cove Provincial Park is situated on the eastern shore of Howe Sound, 38 km north of Vancouver. To get there, follow Hwy 99 north from West Vancouver. Follow the signs for Porteau Cove Provincial Park (not Porteau Road which is 2km south of the park). Turn left off of the highway into the park.

Porteau Cove Provincial Park is open year round with limited facilities and reduced fees in the winter (November 12 to February 28).

For more information on Porteau Cove please visit the BC Parks website.

PORTEAU COVE RATES AND FEES

CAMPSITE FEE

Drive-In – per party, per night
$38.00
Drive-In (Winter) – per party, per night
$24.00
Drive-In (Senior) – per couple, per night
$23.00
Drive-In (Senior Winter) – per couple per night
$23.00
Walk-In – per party, per night
$16.00
Walk-In (Senior) – per couple, per night
$8.00

PARKING/DOCKING FEES

Docking per metre
$2.00
Mooring
$12.00
Second Vehicle (Drive-In) – per night
$12.00
Second Vehicle (Drive-In – Senior) – per night
$7.50
Second Vehicle (Drive-In – Winter) – per night
$7.50

VISITOR SERVICES

Sani-Station
Firewood
Ice
$5.00
$8/Bundle
$4/Bag
Propane campfire rentals
$14/night
Propane Exchange
$24.00
Propane Buy-In
$60.00

TOTAL NUMBER OF SITES

Vehicle Accessible Site
44
Walk In Sites
16

TOTAL NUMBER OF RESERVABLE SITES

Vehicle Accessible Site
44
Walk In Sites
12

OPERATIONAL DATES

Full Service
 March 1 – October 31
*Partial Service
November 1 – February 29

 

PARK LOCATION

PARK FACILITIES

Activities

  • Canoeing

    Canoeing

  • Cycling

    Cycling

  • Fishing

    Fishing

  • Hiking

    Hiking

  • Interpretive Programs

    Interpretive Programs

  • Pets on Leash

    Pets on Leash

  • SCUBA Diving

    SCUBA Diving

  • Swimming

    Swimming

  • Wildlife Viewing

    Wildlife Viewing

  • Windsurfing

    Windsurfing

  • Winter Recreation

    Winter Recreation

Facilities

  • Boat Launch

    Boat Launch

  • Camp Fires

    Camp Fires

  • Drinking Water

    Drinking Water

  • Electrical Hookups

    Electrical Hookups

  • Picnic Areas

    Picnic Areas

  • Pit or Flush Toilets

    Pit or Flush Toilets

  • Sani-Station / Dump

    Sani-Station / Dump

  • Showers

    Showers

  • Vehicle Camping

    Vehicle Camping

  • Walk in / Wilderness Camping

    Walk in / Wilderness Camping

  • Wheelchair Access

    Wheelchair Access

  • Winter Camping

    Winter Camping