Tribune Bay Provincial Park, Hornby Island

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Tribune Bay Provincial Park is a provincial park located on Hornby Island in British Columbia, Canada. It features a broad, crescent-shaped beach of white sand, Tribune Bay (a shallow, warm-water bay), and spring wildflowers. There are opportunities for canoeing, fishing, hiking, tennis, picnicking, and open water swimming. Six pit toilets are provided.The bay (and hence the park) was named after the HMS Tribune, a ship stationed there in 1859-60 and 1864.
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  • My wife and I took the dogs to Hornby and went to Tribune Bay in the afternoon. It was fantastic, sunny and only a half dozen people on the beach. The dogs had a blast (on the west end, most of the be...  more »
  • Beautiful protected maybe 750m stretch of beach with a slow, shelved water entry. Shallow pools for skim boarding. Big low tide stretch of sand for all kinds of beach activity. Well supervised, essent...  more »
  • Have been wanting to explore Hornby for some time, and finally made it there! After a lunch of delicious tacos at Vorizo, we headed to the beach for an afternoon of exploring and swimming. My first ti...  more »
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  • Hornby Island is a real gem amongst many other gems. It sits in the rain shadow of Vancouver Island and enjoys a much warmer and dryer climate year round. Tribune Bay provincial park really benefits from this warmer climate and features one of Canada's hottest beaches. It is incredible busy in the summer with visitors who tend to crowd the side closest to the entrance (walk to the far side for a bit of personal space). In the winter it is nearly deserted with the occasional local and thier dogs being the only ones in sight. Check out Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Center in August for drop in fun including high ropes, climbing tower, kayaking, and the very exciting leap of faith.
  • Beautiful long sand beach, can get crowded in the summer but usually there is plenty of room. There is a hut with picnic tables for staying sheltered when it's raining and outhouses at both ends of the beach.
  • This island is secret.I've lived on Vancouver Island for almost 15 years and over looked coming over here.I now know I have some catching up to do.The pace is slower and that's not a compliant. The park regional park is huge and well worth to take. Some great spots to get those nice shots.The Hornby Island residents are lucky and good on them. Came over on my ebike and now I have to come back. More exploring to do and more pictures need to be taken.
  • Lovely place. Great beach, nice trails, lots of deer and tree frogs if you can find 'em. Water is cold, but the sand goes our forever.
  • Best beach on Hornby. One of the best beaches in western Canada. Large sandy and not to crowded, though busy.
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