Seal Bay Nature Park, Courtenay

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  • This nature park has it all. Beautiful walking trails leading to ocean view, or right down to the beach. Walk thru the beautiful tall timber to Meldas Marsh. If you’re lucky you’ll get to see wildlife...  more »
  • I went here for a little walk on Christmas Day. I was wonderful to go along the trails, see the ocean, and hear the eagles.  more »
  • I live very close to Seal Bay Park and go there often. It's a beautiful walk in the woods along the ocean, and it's cool under the tree cover even in mid-summer. I often take my dogs (on leashes) for ...  more »
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  • A nice place to go for a walk. Short and long walks. lots of wildlife around the lake. Access to a nice shoreline. lots of mud. Still people that feel its ok to have their dog off leash!! its not. be prepared.
  • Amazing trails. Especially great after a rainfall; the way the moss, and trees glisten with the sun I stunning! The trails are well kept and are a pleasure to walk through.
  • Awesome trails on either side of Bates Road. The parking lot side leads down to the ocean, fairly steep in places - but it's a short walk - maybe slightly over a half hour in total, if you are going at leisurely pace. The beach itself is rocky, uneven surfaces - difficult walking. Suggest you grab a trail map. The maps are available in a wooden box at/near the parking lot or just beyond the main gate entrance on the opposite side. The far side of the road offers numerous trails (some better groomed then others), plus there is off leash area's for your dog's. A lovely little swamp is within a fifteen minute walk one way from the Bates parking lot - it's a good place to view birds, listen to frogs, possibly catch a glimpse of a beaver, maybe meditate. Seal Bay RV Park is not within Seal Bay Nature Park itself - but is close in proximity & has access to a entrance that is within easy walking distance. Note; you may encounter horses, runner's & mountain bikes - please be courteous to fellow travelers - thank you. Also, dog's are NOT allowed OFF LEASH ANYWHERE in park during the month's April, May & June.
  • Clear paths through forest bring you to the brink of a high coastal ridge. Path continues with peekaboo views of coastal mountains, the straight and distant Powell River; then down to the water. Shore vegetation, rocks, birds and seals. Walk to the north and back up to high level forest walk.
  • Always a nice walk. Evidence of trail care is present. Relaxing

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