Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park

, , British Columbia
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Explorer Captain Cook called Brooks Peninsula, located on northwest Vancouver Island, the “cape of storms”, however this provincial park also offers shelter, sandy beaches and a world-class wilderness experience to visitors. On July 13, 2009 an agreement was reached between British Columbia and the Che:k’tles7et’h’ peoples to rename Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park to Mquqᵂin / Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park. The dual name celebrates the First Nations’ connection with the history and culture of the park. The word Mquqᵂin means “The Queen” in the Nuu-Chah-Nulth language. Mquqwin The park also falls within the boundaries of the Quatsino First Nation, who support the renaming plan. This area is spiritually significant to these First Nations, and has long served as the traditional hunting and fishing grounds for the Che:k’tles7et’h’ peoples. The unique geography of Brooks Peninsula offers everything from inter-tidal marine life to a sub-alpine mountain environment. This peninsula is distinctive in that it is the only part of Vancouver Island unaffected by the last ice age. Today, this coastal glacial refugium is home to a variety of rare plant species and unique geologic formations, providing unparalleled opportunities for scientific study. Recreational opportunities include hiking, kayaking, boating and wildlife viewing. Visitors can see a variety of marine mammals in the area, including Gray whales, sea lions and sea otters. Seabirds, including Rhinoceros auklets and Marbled Murrelets, are found in abundance in this park, which features miles of remote, uninhabited sandy beaches and an old growth coastal rain forest. Access to the adjacent Ecological Reserve on Solander Island is prohibited.



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Amenities

Accessible Facilities
Boat Launch
Canoe, Kayak or Paddleboat Rentals
Controlled Access
Cottage or Cabin Rentals
Drinking Water
Dumping Station
Firewood
Flush Toilets
Gasoline
Group Camping
Ice
Laundromat
Pets Permitted
Pit Toilets
Propane
Pull Thru Sites
Restaurant or Snack Bar
RV or Trailer Rentals
Showers
Store
Tenting Area
Wifi

Recreation

Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Biking
Canoeing or Kayaking
Day Use
Fishing
Golf
Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding
Horseshoes
Hot Tub
Picnic Area
Playground
Recreation Hall
Shuffleboard
Swimming - Indoor Pool
Swimming - Lake, River or Beach
Swimming - Outdoor Pool
Table Tennis
Tennis Courts
Volleyball
Winter Activities
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