Roberts Creek Provincial Park
About This Park
This park is separated into a separate campground and day-use area and is located 14 km west of Gibsons and 12 km south of Sechelt.
The camping area is located in forest of large cedars, Douglas fir and Hemlock trees.
At low tide the cobblestone ocean beach at the picnic area is a good viewing area for sea stars, mussels and oysters or for watching whales, seals and ducks (in winter) offshore.
Established Date: November 21, 1947
Park Size: 40 hectares
Maps and Brochures
- Park Map [PDF]
Nature and Culture
- History: In 1889, Will Roberts, an Englishman, settled at the mouth of Roberts Creek and brought his parents and two sisters out from England. They were joined by a brother and made a living logging, trapping, fishing, hunting and market gardening. They built and operated the first store and Post Office in Roberts Creek. There were, by this time, several families settled in the area. By 1912 tourists from Vancouver came on the Union Steamships which made daily runs all summer. The picnic area was established as a park in 1947 and the campground in 1954.
- Cultural Heritage: This park is located within the traditional territories of the shíshálh and Skwxwú7mesh Nations. Respect cultural and spiritual activities and avoid disruption of them. Do not collect or remove any natural objects or historical artifacts. If you find something of interest, leave it intact and notify BC Parks or the shíshálh Nation: 604 885-2273.
- Conservation: Douglas-fir, hemlock and cedar forests are found here.
- Wildlife: At low tide the cobblestone ocean beach at the picnic area is a good viewing area for sea stars, mussels and oysters or for watching whales, seals and ducks (in winter) offshore, also home to deer and Douglas squirrels.
- Management Planning Information
- Approved Master Plan for Roberts Creek Provincial Park [PDF]
This is not the original management planning product. This document has been scanned from the original format of the plan. It may contain some formatting changes, however the content is consistent with the original.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Pit or Flush Toilets
Vehicle Accessible Camping
This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis - campsite reservations are not accepted. There are 21 gravel sites, one of which is a double site. There are no pull-through sites. There is limited parking for extra vehicles. There is a gate, but no gate house. You can walk in and camp if the gate is closed. If there is no staff available to direct you to a site, find a site that has no camping receipt or reservation tag. Park staff will be around to collect fees. There is a pay phone located at the park entrance. The nearest store is approximately 2 kilometres away in Roberts Creek.
Generator use is only permitted between the hours of 9am – 11am, and from 6pm – 8pm. View the generator policy