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!

Saturna Kayak Shack – Ocean River Sports Outpost

Lyall Harbour Government Dock (Beside Ferry Terminal)
Saturna Island, BC 

Toll Free 1-800-909-4233


About: Saturna Kayak Shack (an Ocean River Sports Outpost) offers kayak rentals, day tours and multi-day tours from a very convenient location adjacent to the Lyall Harbour ferry terminal, perfect for walk-on passengers. All kayaks are high quality single and double sea kayaks with easy launching right off our dock, without getting your feet wet! In season, from June 1st-Sept 15th, our 3-hour kayak tours run daily and offer a unique experience for viewing the beautiful scenery and wildlife around Saturna Island. Our full-day Cabbage Island Kayak Tour will show you some of the best beaches and magical scenery anywhere in the Gulf Islands. More tropical than temperate, the 4.5 hectare Cabbage Island Marine Park will leave you in awe. To be safely transported to Cabbage island, our 36-foot landing craft, the Salish Sea Explorer, is used to cross areas of current and reach the beautiful beaches. This kayak tour includes a brief hike and lunch. For guests looking for multi-day tours, our 5-day Gulf Island Adventure is an experience not to be missed. Enjoy kayaking, hiking, e-biking, wine-tasting, and visiting unique spots of interest throughout 3 different Gulf Islands. Stay in a cosy lodge with a hot tub and feel time melt away. For more information please visit: https://oceanriver.com/adventure-location/gulf-islands/

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

PO Box 88
Saturna Island, BC V0N 2Y0 



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.

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 



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.

Heritage Centre (Fog Alarm Building) at East Point Park

East Point Light Station
Saturna Island, BC V0N 2Y0 



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.