Cape Scott Provincial Park



"Cape Scott Provincial Park is a truly magnificent area of rugged coastal wilderness that is located at the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island, 563 kilometres from Victoria. Established in 1973 and named after the site of a lighthouse that has guided mariners since 1960, Cape Scott is characterized by more than 115 kilometres of scenic ocean frontage, including about 30 kilometres of spectacular remote beaches. The park stretches from Shushartie Bay in the east, then westward around Cape Scott and south to San Josef Bay. Rocky promontories, salt marshes and jagged headlands punctuate the fine-textured, white-sand beaches. The most impressive of these beaches, Nels Bight, stretches more than 2,400 metres long and 210 metres wide at low tide, and is one of the park’s most popular camping destinations. Other significant beaches include San Josef Bay, Guise Bay, Experiment Bight, Lowrie Bay and Nissen Bight. Visitors can choose between a day hike or a backpacking excursion to explore the sandy beaches, rainforests, and lowland bogs and muskeg of this wilderness park." (from the business)


  • Open Year round
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Dogs are permitted in San Josef Bay ONLY
  • Dogs are prohibited in all other areas of Cape Scott including all sites on the North Coast Trail.


  • Hiking


  • Winter Recreation
  • Boat Launch
  • Pit or Flush Toilets
  • Walk-In
  • Backcountry
  • Wilderness Camping


Hardy Bay Rd
Port Hardy, BC  V0N 2P0


  • Land Activities & Tours

Business Hours

  • Open 24/7

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Hiking Trails + Tours

Languages Spoken

  • English


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