Fillongley Provincial Park.
Denman Island, BC Canada - Gulf Islands, British Columbia.
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Denman Island : Fillongley Provincial Park
Fillongley Provincial Park
Fillongley Provincial Park is located on the northeast side of Denman Island, which is part of the Gulf Islands Group, on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. The 23 hectare park was donated to the island in 1956 by a local long-term resident - George Beadnell.
Some of the highlights of the Fillongley Park include an old growth Douglas Fir and Red Cedar Forest, the Little George Creek which is a salmon spawning river and the remains of a pioneer home left behind by the original owners of the land.
Fillongley Provincial Park is popular for many outdoor activities. Some of the activities enjoyed in the park include hiking, picnicking, sightseeing, birdwatching, kayaking, camping and horseback riding. The trails are shared trails so be respectful to each other while exploring in the park.
There is much to see and do. There are fields of blooming spring wildflowers in the spring seasons. The grassy knoll in the park is ideal for picnics. There is a a sandy, pebbled beach near the campsites for beachcombing. And hiking trails follow the banks of the Little George Creek.
There are over 2 kilometres of hiking trails in the park. All easy and well maintained. Homestead Trail leads hikers to a pioneer home and the grave site of the original owner. From the parking lot there are two trails - a small 15 minute loop trail leading to a grassy field and another longer trail which follows the banks of Beadnell Creek canyon while exploring a forest. The trails are wheelchair friendly with only a few rough spots.
There is a very small waterfront campground in the Fillongley Park. Reservations are recommended. Campsites have picnic tables and fire pits and there is a fresh water tap nearby. There is a pit toilet and information signs near the trailheads in the parking lot.
There is no boat launch, power or sani station in the park. Kayakers can launch from the beach near the campsites.
How to Get to Fillongley Provincial Park
Travel Hwy #19a on Vancouver Island to the community of Courtenay, BC, Canada. Just south of Courtenay is the Buckley Bay Ferry Terminal connecting travelers to Denman and Hornby Islands. On Denman Island follow Denman Road to Swan Road and take a left onto Swan. Continue on Swan and take a right Beadnell Road.
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