Tribune Bay Provincial Park on Hornby Island

Tribune Bay Provincial Park on Hornby Island

Natural, cultural and recreational values near Tribune Bay Provincial Park on Hornby Island in British Columbia are set to gain protection through a proposed park addition that includes an existing private campground, according to BC Gov News.

The Province has acquired two properties totaling 9.6 hectares (23.7 acres) that are intended to be added to the 95-hectare (235 acres) park known for its unique rock formations, sprawling white sandy beach and warm, shallow bay. The purchase will connect Tribune Bay Provincial Park to the 135-site Tribune Bay Campground with this addition of forest land and beachfront.

“Tribune Bay Provincial Park is a jewel in our province, making it a popular destination for people to visit and connect with nature,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. “Acquiring this land ensures the ecological and recreation values that make the park special are preserved for our children and grandchildren.”

The two properties, purchased for $11.2 million, include the last remaining beachfront on Tribune Bay and adjoining forest land in addition to the existing private campground. The Province will operate the campground as it is until it develops long-term plans to improve the visitor experience at Tribune Bay Park. Future improvements on the newly acquired lands could include walk-in sites catering to active transportation, like cycle touring, hiking or kayaking.

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