Discovery Island - Victoria BC Canada

-  Check BC Parks Website For Notices:  -


Discovery Island is a small island located about two nautical miles east of Oak Bay, Discovery is about two kilometers long and three-quarters wide the southern part of Discovery Island is a Provincial Marine Park and the northern portion of the island is First Nations
 Reserve. Discovery Island is in the group of islands off Victoria that also includes the Chatham Islands and Strong Tide Islet/Vantreight Island with radio towers all First Nations Reserve; in addition to Griffin Island and Alpha Islet which are ecological reserves. Discovery Island is only accessible by boat the nearest marina and official anchorage is located in Oak Bay and the nearest launching ramp is located at Cattle Point. On the east side of the island on Pandora Hill there is a lighthouse which has been automated for the past years Pandora Hill is also one of the turning points for the US and Canadian border.

Southwest of Pandora Hill campers can set up a tent (5 dollars per a person per a night) camping outside of the campground is not permitted and is enforced.   There is a pit toilet and picnic tables, however there is no drinking water on the island and is a pack in pack out campsite. Check BC Parks website for notices.

Believe it or not, recently a lone wolf has taken up residence, so pets are not permitted on the island for the immediate future and use of new food caches for food/fragrant items is mandatory. The wolf has so far proven safe to humans but do keep your distance. Check BC Parks website for notices.

Stay on trails. 

Campfires are not permitted on Discovery Island.

Discovery Island Weather Report
Maps of Discovery Island

Discovery Island Contact Info:

Park Facility Operator

K2 Park Services Ltd.
Phone: (250) 539-2115

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BC Parks

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Conservation Officer

 Hotline: 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)

 [Cell Dial: #7277]

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Canadian Coast Guard

VHF Radio Channel: 16

25 Huron St, Victoria


Phone: 250-480-2600

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Songhees Nation Main Office  

1100 Admirals Road
Victoria, BC, V9A  2P6 

Phone: 250-386-1043

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