Premier Listings for Drumbeg Provincial Park
Drumbeg Provincial Park is one of three provincial parks on Gabriola Island, situated at the east end of the island overlooking Gabriola Passage.
The park is a favourite spot for swimming, fishing, picnicking and sunbathing. Shelving sandstone ledges pockmark the shoreline and enclose the small sandy beach.
Drumbeg Park protects endangered Garry oak ecosystems, undeveloped Douglas fir forest landscapes and a diverse marine zone. Species such as Bald eagles, Great Blue herons, harbour seals and American oystercatchers can be spotted here, along with a number of intertidal creatures.
Gabriola Passage, the small passage between the Strait of Georgia and the Gulf Islands is very popular with recreational boaters. Divers can dive from shore at the 20-hectare Drumbeg Park or do a boat dive on Rogers Reef, whilst remaining out of the treacherous current that can run at 8 knots through Gabriola Passage. Diving in the passage is for experienced divers only – near slack tide, on the ebb.
A grassy park, pit toilets, picnic tables, hiking trails and an information shelter are all provided.
Beautiful Gabriola Island offers excellent opportunities for kayaking, diving, golfing, hiking, beachcombing and wildlife viewing. To the south of Drumbeg Park is Valdes Island, less than 250 metres across tricky Gabriola Passage.
From Nanaimo, Vancouver Island’s second largest city, take the 20-minute ferry trip to Descanso Bay on Gabriola Island. Follow either North Road or South Road to the east to reach Drumbeg Provincial Park.
Nearby Regions & Towns
Silver Blue ChartersSilver Blue Charters
Silver Blue Charters offers excellent year-round salmon fishing charters available on beautiful Gabriola Island aboard a 25.5 foot SeaRay Amberjack that carries 6 people. Captain Bob Meyer has spent 25 years as a charter fishing guide, and has extensive fishing experience in Gulf Island waters, having performed over 3,000 charters and consistently has the highest salmon catch rate in the area. Fishing packages and wildlife tours available on request.
Page’s Inn on Silva BayPage’s Inn on Silva Bay
Pages Inn on Silva Bay offers guests oceanfront accommodations in beautiful, peaceful surroundings at the head of Silva Bay, on the rural South End of Gabriola Island. The Inn’s seven oceanfront suites have stunning views across Silva Bay and the Flat Top Islands to the Coastal Mountains. The Inn’s spacious suites include full kitchens or kitchenettes, wireless high-speed Internet and cable television.
Farms, artists, wooden boat builders, kayaking, fishing and sailing are within walking distance of the Inn, as well as a resort with a pub and liquor store. Silva Bay and Gabriola Island host numerous festivals and events throughout the year. There is something for everyone, whether your interest is maritime, music, or art.
Page’s Resort and MarinaPage’s Resort and Marina
Page’s Resort and Marina on beautiful Gabriola Island welcomes you with secluded fully-equipped seaside COTTAGES, a pristine CAMPGROUND nestled in the woods, a full service MARINA providing quiet nightly moorage with fuel dock, showers and laundromat, BOOKSTORE featuring local authors as well as charts and the best of marine publications, and mountain bike and scooter RENTALS. Located on five acres overlooking Silva Bay on beautiful Gabriola Island, minutes from golf and restaurants, Page’s offers spectacular kayaking and sailing, incredible diving and fishing, scenic hiking and cycling, and simply relaxing with a book in our picnic grounds and gardens. Arrive by land, sea or air: now with direct service to our docks with Van City Seaplanes.
Classic Yacht ChartersClassic Yacht Charters
Craving a change from the ‘everyday’? Dreaming of running away to sea? Welcome aboard our historical ‘Mission Ship’. Design your private voyage into BC’s coastal playground. Indulge your interests: fishing, clamming, rowing, kayaking, whale watching… Cruise in comfort and safety with our Coast Guard licensed Captain and crew. Discover how your chef turns meal times into taste extravaganzas.