Tribune Bay Provincial Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tribune Bay Provincial Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Tribune Bay, Hornby Is.JPG
Tribune Bay
Location Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada
Nearest city Courtenay
Coordinates 49°31′46″N 124°38′31″W / 49.52944°N 124.64194°W / 49.52944; -124.64194Coordinates: 49°31′46″N 124°38′31″W / 49.52944°N 124.64194°W / 49.52944; -124.64194[1]
Area 96 hectares (240 acres)[2]
Established November 2, 1978 (1978-11-02)[1]
Visitors 80,000 (in 1987)[2]
Governing body BC Parks
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/tribune/

Tribune Bay Provincial Park is a provincial park located on Hornby Island in British Columbia, Canada. It features a broad, crescent-shaped beach of white sand, Tribune Bay (a shallow, warm-water bay), and spring wildflowers. There are opportunities for canoeing, fishing, hiking, tennis, picnicking, and open water swimming. Six pit toilets are provided.[3]

The bay (and hence the park) was named after the HMS Tribune, a ship stationed there in 1859-60 and 1864.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]