Tribune Bay Provincial Park

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Tribune Bay Provincial Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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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; -124.64194[1]Coordinates: 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
Official website

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 HMS Tribune, a ship stationed in British Columbia in 1859–1860 and 1864.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Tribune Bay Park". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ a b "Fillongley, Tribune Bay, Helliwell, Sandy Island Parks Master Plan" (PDF). 1987. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  3. ^ "Tribune Bay Provincial Park". Retrieved August 2, 2010.

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