Epper Passage

Type: Boat Access Only Wilderness Camping

Open: Year round

Fees: None

Reservations: No

Toilets: None, Leave no Trace
Showers: No
Potable Water: No
Pets: Yes
Garbage: Pack it out
Fire Pit: No, Leave no Trace (Check for fire ban)
Hydro: No
Sanidump: No
Accessible: No
Description: Epper Passage Provincial Park lies on route to popular kayak camping areas within Clayoquot Sound, including Flores Island and Vargas Island. Located between Meares and Vargas Islands, the park encompasses Dunlap and Morfee Islands and offers a variety of water-based wilderness recreation opportunities. This park has some walk-in areas but the terrain is steep.

Things to Do: 

Boating - Epper Passage lies on route to popular kayak/camping areas within Clayoquot Sound, including Flores Island and Vargas Island. Paddlers can travel from Tofino through Maurus Channel to reach Epper Passage. Paddlers should be aware of high speed commercial boat traffic in Epper Passage. Use caution – dense fog is common during the summer months in this area. A kayak launch is located at First Street Dock in Tofino.

Fishing - The waters of Clayoquot Sound may contain a variety of fish species, including salmon, rockfish, halibut and lingcod.

Hunting - Portions of this park are open to hunting for specific species. Hunters must have valid licences and tags.

Scuba diving - Epper Passage is a popular scuba diving location as high subtidal values make for great underwater viewing opportunities. Commercial recreational diving companies in Tofino and Ucluelet offers tours to Clayoquot Sound.

Swimming - In the ocean from the beach

Rules: BC Parks Policy. Practice Leave no Trace and BC Backcountry Camping Ethics

Operated by: BC Provincial Parks

Number of Sites: 0

Map: Park Map

Website: BC Parks

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