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Descanso Bay Regional Park
Descanso Bay Regional Park
Descanso Bay Regional Park

Camp by the sea all year round at Descanso Bay Regional Park on scenic Gabriola Island. Descanso Bay Regional Park is located at 595 Taylor Bay Road, only a short distance from the ferry terminal. The Regional Park offers 32 camping sites on a beautiful 40-acre oceanfront property. Two oyster bays provide many delights for kayakers and other boaters as well as picnickers, campers and hikers. The Regional Park is also adjacent to the 113 acre Cox Community Park which has a network of trails through a well established forest setting. For information on other Gabriola parks, click here.

Reservations and Information:

To make a reservation please call 250-247-8255 (starting May 1st to September 30th). There is no reservation fee.

Camping Fees

High Season (April to September)
  • All sites: $17.00 per night
  • Extra vehicle: $8.50 per night
  • Extra vehicle consecutive-day stay pass: $55.00.
Off-season (October to March)
  • All sites: $10 per night
  • Extra vehicle: $5 per night
Non-profit youth group camping rate: $2.50 per head per night

Campground Rules

Park Use Regulation

Descanso Bay Regional Park is governed by RDN Park Use Regulation Bylaws 1399 and 1399.01. Click here to view and print a copy of the Bylaws.

Park Use Permits
A permit is required for special use of a Regional District of Nanaimo Park. Special uses include but are not limited to events, commercial recreation, filming and research. Click here to view and print a Park Use Permit application form.

Water System Annual Reports

Last Modified:  Sep 19, 2016
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