Sulphur Passage Provincial Park
About This Park
Sulphur Passage Provincial Park is situated in the northeast portion of Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Known as the Upper Shelter area, the park is nestled between Flores Island and the Megin River watershed and encompasses Obstruction Island and coastal upland strips of Sulphur Passage and Shelter Inlet – a popular kayaking destination.
This undeveloped wilderness area is a great place to see wildlife, including whales and other marine mammals and a variety of birds. The park protects old-growth Sitka spruce forests, a fjord and an estuary. The estuary – a sensitive and biologically productive marine ecosystem – supports large numbers of birds, fish and intertidal creatures. Access to this undeveloped park is by boat only.
Kayaking is popular in Shelter Inlet.
Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park. All surface water must be boiled, filtered or treated prior to consumption.
Known as the Upper Shelter area, Sulphur Passage Park is situated in the northeast portion of Clayoquot Sound, between Flores Island and the Megin River watershed on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Access to the park is by boat only. Boaters can reference marine chart #3674 for more information about this area.
Nearby communities include: Tofino, Ucluelet, Ahousat, Flores Island.
Maps and Brochures
Nature and Culture
- Cultural Heritage: Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations heritage sites are located in the park.
- Conservation: The park encompasses Obstruction Island, Hayden Passage, and a coastal strip of Sulphur Passage and Shelter Inlet. The park protects a fjord, an estuary, old-growth Sitka spruce forests and salmon spawning habitat.
Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Sulphur Passage Park is accessible year-round; there is no winter backcountry camping fee at this time.