Bere Point Park, Campground & the Beautiful Bay Trail
There are 30 campsites nestled in the trees with the beach a stone’s throw away with views of the Queen Charlotte Strait and the nearby snow-capped coastal mountains.Occasionally orca whales may rub on the rocks at Bere Point. Watch from the whale watching platform. There are 3 free picnic day use areas for public use. There is no potable running water, hydro or flush toilets.
Park Highlight: See a killer whale rubbing beach.
Walk softly along the spongy forest trail to the viewing platform at Bere Point. Lookout over the ocean to the coastal mountains and cross your fingers… if you are lucky enough, you might just hear the water rippling as a killer whale approaches to rub on the pebble beach below. The population of killer whales that visits this area are the only killer whales in the world known to have this rubbing behaviour.
Bere Point Campsite is six kilometers from the town of Sointula.
The Beautiful Bay Trail begins at the Bere Point Campground. This is a 4.5 km round trip out-and-back trail. The trail winds along a ridge through stunning rainforest with periodic glimpses of the sea and coastal mountains. Beach exits and the tide give hikers the option of designing their own circuit route.
Please be advised that the trail is open to the public only to Puoli Vali Canyon and the public is advised not to go on past this point due to heavy windfall obstructing the trail.
Please use the Regional District of Mount Waddington’s online reservation system: berepoint.letscamp.ca
Take a 35 minute BC Ferries sailing from Port McNeill to Sointula on Malcolm Island (ferry schedule); Turn left when you disembark from the ferry and follow 1st Street until you pass the Malcolm Island Harbour and look for Bere Road; Turn right onto Bere Road; When you reach the T intersection, turn left, you will now be on a gravel logging road; Follow the signs to Bere Point and Beautiful Bay; Make one more right hand turn, when directed by the sign, off of the main logging road to the road that leads to the campground and trailhead.
More Parks and Recreations Sites Nearby
The 6.4km. Mateoja Heritage Trail begins on Third Street above the town site. This trail wanders through the site of an early 1900′s homestead, a marshland, skirts a couple of ponds and continues onto Big Lake, the local swimming hole. Along this route there are numerous decks and benches ideal for picnics and birdwatchers. This trail is an educational trip though the ecosystems of Malcolm Island.
[laundry, showers, water available; small craft harbour]
Visitor moorage is welcome at the Sointula Harbour. For many it’s a place to relax and outfit for the next adventure. This is a safe, protected harbour with spacious moorage, electrical hook-up, fresh water, hot showers, a large Laundromat, sani-dump, internet access and courtesy bikes available to explore Sointula or gather provisions from town.