Discovery Island Marine Provincial Park


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Discovery Island Marine Provincial Park is located about two nautical miles east of Oak Bay. It is about a mile long and one-half mile wide and looks out into the Juan de Fuca Strait. Discovery Island Marine Provincial Park is only accessible by boat and is popular with kayakers the nearest marina and official anchorage is located in Oak Bay and the nearest launching ramp is located at cattle point. On the east side of the island on Pandora Hill there is a Lighthouse which has been automated for the past several years Pandora Hill is also one of the turning points for the US and Canadian border. The northern portion of Discovery Island is a First Nations reserve. And southwest of Pandora Hill campers can set up a tent (5 dollars per a person per a night). There is a pit toilet and picnic tables however, there is no drinking water on the island and is a pack in pack out campsite. Rudlin Bay is the main access to the campground which is filled with dangerous rocks as well as being exposed to the southeast however it is possible for a small boat to temporarily anchor there however there is no safe overnight anchorage. Campfires are not permitted on Discovery Island.


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