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									                Camping Ethics                                                            Safety
There are 84 campsites with pit and flush toilets. A             The entrance gates are closed from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
                                                                                                                                               Porpoise
disabled-accessible campsite, picnic table, shower and
toilet are also provided.
                                                                     This park is patrolled by a Park Facility Operator. In case
                                                                 of an emergency call 911 or contact the Park Facility                         Bay
    Air quality due to campfire smoke is a serious problem       Operator at the Service Area.
in the Porpoise Bay area. To reduce smoke in the park,               A pay telephone is located at the information shelter near    P R O V I N C I A L                   P A R K
campfires are only permitted in the communal fire rings.         the park entrance.
Campfire bans may be in effect when forest fire hazard is            There are no lifeguards at the swimming area. Watch
high.                                                            children at all times.
    Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in              Take care when boating in coastal waters as winds and
provincial parks, except in your campsite.                       weather can change very quickly. Morning and evening are
    Excessive noise is not allowed at any time. Consider         recommended travel periods in Sechelt Inlet. Ensure your
your neighbours and observe the quiet time from                  boat has the proper safety equipment before venturing out.
10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Do not operate noisy equipment or                  All wildlife is potentially dangerous. Be careful when
generators at this time.                                         viewing wildlife. Keep a safe distance and do not feed any
                                                                 animal.
    Non-registered visitors are welcome during the day
but must leave the park before 11 p.m.
    All pets must be kept on a leash. They are not per-                              Reservations
mitted in picnic or beach areas. Owners are responsible          Campsite reservations can be made beginning April 1 for
for disposing of pet droppings into garbage containers.          camping in the period April to September 15.
    Tents, trailers, vehicles and other equipment must be        Reservations for campsites are available by calling Discover
confined to the gravel portion of the campsite. Parking          Camping toll-free at 1-800-689-9025 on visit their onine
is not permitted on roadsides.                                   service at www.discovercamping.ca
    Dishwashing and personal hygiene activities at the           Group site reservations must be made through the
water taps may contaminate the water supply. Dumping             Park Facility Operator at (604) 885-3714, beginning March 15.
grey water in or near campsites may harm wildlife and
vegetation. Please use grey water disposal units or
dispose of grey water in the outhouses or at the
sani-station at Sechelt.

                   Things to Do
Porpoise Bay Beach: This long sandy beach has a                                                                                                                              Angus Creek
roped-off swimming area, playground, picnic shelter
and showers.
Park Trails: Enjoy the forested trails along Angus Creek.
A bridge over the creek leads to the mudflats of the
                                                                                                                                               W      elcome. Situated at the south
                                                                                                                                   end of Sechelt Inlet, Porpoise Bay Provincial Park
estuary where a variety of waterfowl and shorebirds can                                                                            was established in 1971 on the site of the original
be observed. Harbour seals and bald eagles may be seen
year-round. Please keep a safe, respectful distance when
                                                                            For More Information                                   homestead in the area. The park’s 61 hectares
viewing wildlife, and keep dogs on a leash.                                 BC Parks                                               protect sandy beaches along the warm waters of
Explore the Inlet: The sheltered waters of Sechelt Inlet                    http://www.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/                          the bay, important estuarine habitats, lush
are suitable for exploration by small boats, kayaks and                                                                            coastal forest and the lower reaches of Angus
canoes. A valid BC tidal waters sport fishing license is                                                                           Creek. In the fall, chum and some coho salmon
required for fishing or shellfish collection in Sechelt Inlet.
                                                                                                                                   return to spawn in the waters of Angus Creek.
  Help Protect Our Environment                                                                                                                  The park provides ideal family-
Trees, plants, rocks, shells and marine life are part of
                                                                                                                                   oriented camping, a campground for cyclists
the park’s natural heritage. The inhabitants of the                                                                                travelling the Sunshine Coast, and a base for
intertidal zone at the edge of the ocean depend on each                                                                            exploring the inlets and bays of Sechelt Inlet.
other for survival. Be careful where you step and return                          Ministry of Environment
rocks and shells to their original position. Leave                                                                       03/2002
everything as you find it.                                                                                                                  Lower Mainland Region
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 Information            Telephone            Angus Creek in November and                                                                                                                                                            Gibsons                       Is.
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