Catala Island

Type: Boat Access Only Wilderness Camping

Open: Year round

Fees: None

Reservations: No

Toilets: One Pit, located near the camping area on the peninsula at Rolling Roadstead
Showers: No
Potable Water: No
Pets: Yes, on leash
Garbage: Pack it out
Fire Pit: No, Leave no Trace  (Check for fire ban)
Hydro: No
Sanidump: No
Accessible: No
Description: The park encompasses numerous reefs, islets and marine ecosystems as well as a lake, bog area and rugged shoreline, all of which provide ample opportunities for exploration. Rustic trails lead to the lake and bog in the center of the island, which features tall trees twisted by the fierce winds coming off the Pacific Ocean. This forest forms a ragged backdrop to the island’s smooth, sandy beaches.

Things to Do: 

Boating - There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park for more experienced paddlers. Little Espinosa Inlet on Vancouver Island (located on the road to Fair Harbour from Zeballos) is the nearest put in point for kayakers. Paddlers should be aware of exposed west coast paddling dangers, such as high winds, tidal currents and exposed rocks. Kayakers wishing to explore this remote region can book space for themselves and their kayak aboard the MV Uchuck lll, departing from Gold River and Tahsis. The vessel will unload kayakers into the scenic area of Catala Island en route to its scheduled stop at Kyuquot in Kyuquot Sound.

Fishing - There are opportunities for salt water fishing within this park; species include a variety of salmon and rockfish.

Hiking - Rustic trails lead to the lake and bog in the center of the island, which features tall trees twisted by the fierce winds coming off the Pacific Ocean.

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

Scuba Diving - This area offers excellent cold water scuba diving opportunities. Special features include reefs and sea caves.

Swimming - Use caution when swimming from beaches facing the open ocean, watch for rip tides, undertows, and rough waves.

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

Search for Catala Island on the Interactive Google Map


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