Flores Island

Type: Boat Access Only Wilderness Camping

Open: Year round

Fees: None
However, if you go outside of the park into Ahousaht First Nation territory, there is a fee of $25 per person.

Reservations: Discovery/All sites are first come first served

Toilets: One pit
Showers: No
Potable Water: No
Pets: No, due to wildlife concerns
Garbage: Pack it out
Fire Pit: No, Build your fires below the high tide mark. and do not burn live wood, burn drift wood instead.  Leave no Trace  (Check for fire ban)
Hydro: No
Sanidump: No
Accessible: No
Description: Flores Island is one of the most popular destinations in Clayoquot Sound. Here, visitors can enjoy hiking, whale watching, fishing, kayaking, beach camping and more. This vast, untamed wilderness area protects undisturbed watersheds with old-growth forest stands of Sitka spruce, as well as representative coastal and marine ecosystems, including excellent spawning conditions for coho salmon, exposed rocky coasts, sandstone reefs, beaches, sheltered channels and bays, fast narrows, mudflats and shallow banks.

Things to Do: 

Boating - People come from around the world to kayak and camp in remote Clayoquot Sound and enjoy the sandy beaches, scenery and wildlife. The beaches of Flores Island are a very popular kayaking/camping spot. International and local eco-tourism companies offer trips into this area, and kayak rentals are available in Tofino. Canoeing is not recommended.

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

Hiking - A non-maintained historic route connects the warm springs, which are considered to be of therapeutic value, to the broad sandy beaches at Whitesand Cove. This route once provided access to a life-saving telegraph line and an old homestead. One of the main attractions of Flores Island is the “Walk the Wild Side Trail,” a route that extends 10 km from the village of Ahousat to Cow Bay. First Nation peoples have used this route for centuries to reach the wild beaches on the west side of the island, and this vital circuit can now be explored by park visitors. Most of the route follows sandy beaches, and trails cut across headlands to join with the next beach. Muddy and slippery sections are present on this route, at this time.

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

Swimming - there are opportunities for ocean swimming in this park

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

Operated by: BC Provincial Parks

Number of Sites: 0

Map: Park Area Map

Website: BC Parks

Search for Flores Island on the Interactive Google Map

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