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Porteau Cove Provincial Park {Camping}

Porteau Cove Provincial Park

Porteau Cove Provincial Park
Post Last Modified – September 05, 2023 ¦

Camping At Porteau Cove Proving Park In British Columbia

If your plans include 🏕 camping along British Columbia’s scenic {Sea to Sky Highway} on 🍁 Canada’s west coast, then you must check out …

🏞 Porteau Cove Provincial Park. 🏞

This is a beautiful ocean front {Marine Park}, located on the shores of Howe Sound and less than one hours drive, or approximately 40 kilometers to the north from the 🏙 City of Vancouver BC.

This marine park has always been a favorite of ours for many years. As a matter of fact, I actually wrote this article sitting in our recreational vehicle, while enjoying camping right at; Porteau. 😎

The seas are calm, the sun is setting, neighbors are enjoying their 🔥 campfires. Just another lovely day 🏕 camping at this beautiful park!

Porteau Cove Provincial Park And Marine Park

Porteau Cove Provincial Marine Park

Attached to Porteau campground, is also a great day area, with picnic tables and a very popular; Marine Protected Park, designed specifically for 🤿  Scuba Divers.

In fact, this is where I learned how to scuba dive and performed one of my certification dives, way back in the mid 1970’s!

Today, it’s a protected area where 🎣 no fishing or shelling of any kind, is allowed in the parks boundaries.

There are man made reefs and sunken vessels underwater, for divers to enjoy. There are also convenient concrete steps leading into the water, making shore diving a pleasure. If that isn’t enough for you, the park has also installed; 🚿  indoor and outdoor 🚿 showers to rinse you and your equipment off after your dive!

The day area also has a 🚤 boat launch, as well as a pier to walk on and enjoy the spectacular views of Howe Sound.

A perfect combination of diving and camping, all in one location!

Porteau Cove Campground Facilities

Porteau Cove Camping

The campground is open year round and situated in a beautiful treed setting along the east shores of Howe Sound.

This Provincial Park offers 44 spacious, 🔌 powered sites with 30 amp service. A few sites will fit even the largest of 🚍 Class A motor homes.

As well and which is definitely unique for this park, is the segregated walk in only water front tent sites. There are; 16 assigned 🚌  tent sites for you to select from. You have a designated parking stall and just walk in a very short distance, to perfect tent sites.

These are lovely sites on the edge of the beach, complete with 🔌 power as well!

Porteau Provincial Marine Park

This park has very clean 🚻 washroom facilities with flush toilets. There are sinks with even hand soap and dryers, as well as free shower facilities for registered campers. Additional outhouse facilities have been added, particularly convenient for those in the ⛺ tenting areas.

The park staff also man a small convenience store at the main gate house, and do offer firewood for sale at a very reasonable price. As well as propane, using the tank exchange program.

All in all, a great place to camp or picnic, when traveling up or down the scenic 🛣 Sea to Sky highway. The campground and day use area are well maintained continually, throughout the day. Staff do a great job, keeping the grounds and washroom facilities in immaculate condition.

Porteau Cove Oceanside Camping

Now you know why it’s always been a favorite of ours for many years!

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I strongly suggest reserving a campsite well in advance if you can, Especially during the peak season running from {June thru September} inclusive.

This is a very popular campground with limited spaces as you can see. So to avoid disappointment, I strongly advise advance reservations well in advance if you can. I have listed the BC Parks Reservations website below, for your convenience below.

🗺 Be sure to check out the {Google Map} box at the bottom of this post for the parks exact location. 🗺

BC Parks Sign

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Olympic Legacy Cabins For Rent At Porteau Provincial Park

Olympic Legacy Cabins at Porteau

As an added bonus, the park also offers two – beautiful log cabins for you to rent. These cabins are fully equipped ocean front cabins that were constructed for the; 2010 Winter Olympic Games, which were held in Vancouver and Whistler BC.

  • ✔ These incredible cabins offer …
  • ✔ One bedroom + loft;
  • ✔ Queen bed with an additional bunk bed for two;
  • ✔ Fully equipped kitchens;
  • ✔ All linens provided;
  • ✔ Covered front deck with BBQ;
  • ✔ Satellite television and more.

For more information on these cabins visit the website below.

🚌 Sea to Sky Parks 🚌

There you have it, a beautiful place to include in your camping vacation plans, here on the west coast of Canada and just outside of …

🍁 Vancouver, British Columbia. 🍁

😎 Safe and Healthy Travels!

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✨   Did You Know …

“Khutzeymateen Provincial Park Located In British Columbia’s Northern Region, Is Canada’s Only Grizzly Bear Sanctuary.”

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A Blogger Since 2012, Robert has a {Passion for Travel}, having worked in the industry for over 35 years. He enjoys sharing special moments & tips on; Travel, Health & Wellness, Book Reviews and much more!

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