Ready for a scenic island escape? Ruckle Provincial Park in British Columbia has plenty to discover, from rich tidal pools to underwater caves.

Situated on Salt Spring Island, the lush provincial park boasts seven kilometres of beautiful shoreline, dotted with tiny coves, rocky headlands, vibrant tidal pools, and an array of boats and ferries sailing by.

According to BC Parks, there are nearly 100 campsites to choose from, with the majority being walk-in-friendly. So if you’re looking for a great spontaneous day trip destination – Ruckle Park is just a ferry ride away!

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In addition to having prime paddling waters, the park is popular among scuba divers, who can enjoy exploring underwater “castle-like” caves floating above the ocean floor. Here, you can spot a mix of anemones, sponges, octopuses, sea stars, and giant barnacles.

Finally, if you’re looking for other places to check out while on Salt Spring Island, there are plenty of family-run farms, art studios, and local shops to uncover in the town’s downtown area.

Ready to do some exploring yourself? Salt Spring Island is accessible via a quick flight from Coal Harbour or Richmond via Harbour Air or Seair Seaplanes.

Alternatively, you can hop on a ferry to Long Harbour from the Tsawwassen terminal. The park is 10 km from the Fulford Harbour ferry terminal along Beaver Point Road.

So there you have it, island lovers. Happy adventuring!

Ruckle Park 

Where: Salt Spring Island, BC