Situated on the most southerly fjord in North America, Porteau Cove Provincial Park features waterfront campsites with a view over Howe Sound to the mountains beyond.
Where is Porteau Cove Provincial Park?
Porteau Cove is located on the Howe Sound, the most southerly fjord in North America, 38 km north of Vancouver on the Sea-to-Sky Highway, 20 km south of Squamish, 8.5 km south of Britannia Beach.
About Porteau Cove Provincial Park
History of Porteau Cove Provincial Park from the BC Parks Website.
Situated on the most southerly fjord in North America, Porteau Cove Provincial Park features waterfront campsites with a view over Howe Sound to the mountains beyond. An old ship has been sunk to provide interest for Scuba divers and to attract marine life. There are special facilities for divers.
Date Established: July 24, 1981
Park Size: 56 hectares (4 hectares of upland and 52 hectares of foreshore)
Camping at Porteau Cove Provincial Park
Porteau Cove offers forty-four (44) vehicle accessible campsites, five (5) of which are double sites and two (2) are pull-through sites. There are also sixteen (16) walk-in campsites. There is extra parking in the day-use lot available for a fee. The closest store is in Britannia Beach, approximately 10 minutes north by car. Campsite reservations are accepted during the summer months and first-come, first-serve sites are available in the off-season.
Due to Porteau Cove Provincial park being so close to Vancouver and Squamish this park is extremely popular and busy, especially during the spring and summer months. You can make reservations through the BC Parks Website. From experience I’ve found that weekends book up very fast but you can sometimes find a Friday booking and drive up after work for one night.
Things to do at Porteau Cove Provincial Park
Porteau Cove is world renowned for its scuba diving and a series of man-made reefs and two sunken vessels provide excellent scuba diving opportunities.
There is also an easy walking trail to a lookout that overlooks Porteau Cove and Howe Sound. Campfires are allowed at this park and on a clear night you can sit back and stargaze.