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Almost half of Saturna Island is protected forever in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Add to that the glorious Thomson Regional Park, East Point Regional Park and numerous public beach accesses maintained by Saturna Parks & Recreation Commission and Saturna has more public land than just about anywhere. Trails, beaches, benches and picnic tables abound and you can often have them all to yourself!

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

PO Box 88
Saturna Island, BC V0N 2Y0 

1-866-944-1744

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About: Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, established in 2003, safeguards a number of islands, islets and reefs in the Southern Gulf Islands. A large portion of Saturna Island is protected by the park reserve and here you will find a gateway to adverturous hiking, boating, kayaking, back country camping, wildlife viewing including first class land based whale-watching at East Point, breathtaking viewpoints including Mt. Warburton Pike (the highest peak in the park reserve) and spectaular shorelines to explore. Camping on Saturna: Located at the eastern end of Narvaez Bay Rd, Narvaez Bay Campground is a small and tranquil 7-site backcountry campground with picturesque views of the bay and nearby hiking trails. Ideal for cycle camper or kayakers. Parking available off Narvaez Bay Road. Follow a short (1.7km) trail to the self registration - first come, first serve campsites. Facilities are limited and pets must be on leash at all times. You must pack in and pack out and there are no fires allowed at any time. Visit the website for details and map.

Heritage Centre (Fog Alarm Building) at East Point Park

East Point Light Station
Saturna Island, BC V0N 2Y0 

250-483-5547
250-539-3217

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About: The Fog Alarm (aka Foghorn) Building at East Point was saved from the wrecking ball and converted into a place-based museum by the Saturna Heritage Committee. The FAB contains exhibits about East Point and Saturna Island, the European exploration of the area in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the lighthouse, the whales and much more.

Parks & Recreation Commission

General Delivery
Saturna Island, BC V0N 2Y0 

About: Saturna Island Parks & Recreation Commission supports all forms of recreation on Saturna; maintains Thomson Park, East Point Park and the Winter Cove ball field; and 16 improved beach access points and trails. Activities sponsored by the Commission include: Thomson Park Clean-Up and BBQ, Taylor Point Row-Paddle-Hike, Salmon BBQ, Parks Day at East Point and organized hikes. Nine hole disc golf course located at Thompson Park, please bring your own discs.

Saturna Island Marine Research & Education Society (SIMRES)

P.O. Box 117; East Point Lighthouse
Saturna Island, BC V0N 2Y0 

250-216-3681

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About: SIMRES SeaTalks Come and learn more about our awesome ocean environment from scientists, researchers and other experts who study the Salish Sea. Our SeaTalks cover many current topics, from plankton to orcas and are often held outdoors in summer or indoors at the Community Hall jsut up from the ferry terminal. Make your way to East Point where you can sometimes see orcas passing as close as 20 feet from shore. The SeaTalks schedule can be found on our website at saturnamarineresearch.ca. For further information e-mail us at info@saturnamarineresearch.ca. You can ask to be put on our mailing list for the latest news about our activities and events.

Saturna Sea Kayaking – An Ocean River Adventures Outpost

121 Boot Cove Road
Saturna Island, BC V0N 2Y0 

250-381-4233
250-818-8829
Toll Free 1-800-909-4233

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About:  Saturna Sea Kayaking (an Ocean River Adventures Outpost) offer kayak rentals, day tours and much more from our on-water location at the Saturna Island Public Dock. Located adjacent to Saturna BC Ferry dock, we are easy to reach for walk on passengers. Rentals are all high quality single and double sea kayaks with easy launching right off our dock. In season, our 3-hour tours run daily and offer a diverse inspiring experience. For clients looking for multi-day tours, our 3-day mothership kayak/hiking adventures with a B&B package are unique experiences, full of many wonders of Saturna Island. Our 36-foot landing craft, the Salish Sea Explorer, is used on many of our tours to carry clients, kayaks and gear to the best paddling spots in the Islands. For more information about custom tours, hiking packages, lessons and multi-day experiences, please visit www.oceanriveradventures.com