Parks and Nature Reserves

Our parks and reserves are managed by five local, regional, and provincial organizations. Some are well established and documented; some are new and still being mapped. Trail signs in the established areas show which users are allowed (horses, cyclists, walkers). Explore below for maps, etc. Camping is allowed only at Fillongley Park (BC Parks). Beach accesses: some are managed by the CVRD, and some are informally managed by the community.

BC Parks

Denman Island Park and Protected Area (includes Chicadee Lake and the Butterfly Reserve); Boyle Point Provincial Park; Fillongley Provincial Park and Campground; Sandy Island Provincial Marine Park (a.k.a. Tree Island, renamed Jáji7em and Kw’ulh Marine Park). Contact: 1 800-663-7867

Denman Conservancy Association (DCA)

DCA owns and/or manages lands comprising conservation properties, nature reserves, and conservation covenants:

DCA owns Central Park, the Settlement Lands, and Winter Wren Wood.

On behalf of the Islands Trust Conservancy, DCA manages Inner Island Nature Reserve, Lindsay Dickson Nature Reserve, and Morrison Marsh Nature Reserve. DCA holds a conservation covenant on Railway Grade Marsh and manages this conservation area. Contact DCA Land Manager: dcalandmanager@gmail.com

Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD)

The CVRD manages (in partnership with DIRA committees) Morning Beach Park (beach access), Stanehill Park, Maple Park, the Bill Mee Boat Launch (beach access), and the Denman Cross Island Trail. Find descriptions, guides, rules, and maps on the CVRD site (click on subheading above and scroll down the page for Parks, Trails & Beach Accesses). Contact CVRD: 250-334-6000. DIRA: dira@denmanresidents.com

Denman Island Recreation Commission Society (DIRCS)

Centennial Park is next to the Community Hall in Denman Village, and is managed by DIRCS. This park is where islanders gather for outdoor sports and other community activities. Community Hall tel: 250-335-1074.

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