Botanical Beach Provincial Park

Lodging & Services
Cities & Towns
Travel Info
Points of Interest
Provincial Parks

Surf at Botanical Park
The abundant tide pools, spectacular geological features and rich shore life were the reasons Dr. Josephine Tildon choose the area that is now the park for the University of Minnesota's marine station in the early 1900's. During those early years a steamship travelled from Victoria to Point Renfrew, dropping the students off, where they would proceed by foot on a narrow trail to the research station.

Information & Services
If you would like to have your business listed, please Click Here.


From Port Renfrew which is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island on Highway 14, there is a good gravel road to a very large parking lot and a 15 - 20 minute pleasant walk in the woods to the beach.

There are no facilities within the park. Visitors must pack supplies and garbage in and out.

Near Port Renfrew The park area encompasses 251 hectares filled with hundreds of species of plants and animals, all of which have adapted to the wide range of conditions. When the tide is out organisms that cannot survive when dried out will live in tide pools or shaded crevices or by piling together to reduce moisture loss. Sea life such as the Gooseneck Barnacle, the Sea Palm, purple sea urchins, seastars, anemones, snails and mussels are all found here during low tide, nestled into the soft sandstone that the surrounding formations are made by. Killer and Grey whales, sea lions and seals have been observed in the offshore waters.


British Columbia Adventure Network © 1995 - 2024 Interactive Broadcasting Corporation

Plan a Vacation
Lodging & Services: more info
Accommodations Adventures Attractions
Events Dining & Entertainment Shopping
Transportation Conference Centers Publications & Media
Recreation: more info
Attractions ATV Boating
Camping Canoeing & Kayaking Dog Sledding
Fishing Golf Guest Ranches
Health/Spas Cat & Heli-Skiing Hiking
Houseboating Mountain Biking Mountain Climbing
Multisport Natural Hot Springs River Rafting
Scuba Diving Skiing Snowmobiling
Whale Watching
Regional Information
Cities & Towns Lodging, Hotels, Services & Events . . more info
Lakes Resorts, Cabins, Fishing Info, Maps . . more info

Travel Info Travel Journals, Tourist Info Centers, Weather, Road Conditions, BC Ferries Info, Travel Planner . . more info

Points of Interest . . more info
Provincial Parks . . more info
Trails Hiking & canoeing trails . . more info

Area Maps of Vancouver Island
Northern Vancouver Island
Central Vancouver Island
Southern Vancouver Island
Gulf Islands

Advertise With Us

Promote your business on the BC Adventure Network.
BC's largest and most visited tourism Web site . . . more info.

Advertising Inquiries:

© 1995 - 2018 Interactive Broadcasting Corporation

Follow Us On Facebook

List of BC Adventure

Site Info
Advertise With Us
About Us
Contact Us

Free Vacation Guides
BC Vacation Guides
Coastal Vacations
Thompson Okanagan
Fishing Vacations
Guest Ranch Guide
Romantic Getaways
Wilderness Vacations
Winter Vacations
The Rockies Guide


Botanical Beach Provincial Park