Ruckle Provincial Park, Salt Spring Island

Stake a claim on the grassy meadows overlooking the Swanson Channel and camp in Ruckle Provincial Park, a park in the southern Gulf Islands. The site features a forest and field landscape stretching along a shoreline of rocky headlands, bays, and tiny coves. Watch for an abundance of wildlife in the ocean and along the shore including sea lions, orca whales, mink, otters, crabs, oysters, and octopus. Scuba diving is popular in the area, and bird-watchers can spot cormorants, grebes, eagles, or quail here. The park also features a well-preserved heritage sheep farm founded by the Ruckle family. Using our custom trip planner, Salt Spring Island attractions like Ruckle Provincial Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a fantastic park with stunning views of the water which you can get right into if you so wished! You can spend a day here if you had time as there are many picnic tables and places to just sit...  more »
  • Awesome little adventure paths with great views out into the ocean and surrounding areas. Picnic tables and green areas.  more »
  • o Did a hike, more of a walk as it’s easy o Saw cruise ships, boats, and ferry go by o Felt like in a rainforest in some areas with all the ferns, etc. o Great place to do a picnic lunch o Easy walk w...  more »
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  • Pleasant park with lots of opportunities for hiking and trail walking. Nice views along the coast with small access to beaches and shorelines. The maps are not as frequent as other parks, but Ruckle Park gives a good atmosphere for Salt Spring explorers.
  • Cycled here from ferry landing to camp for a few days. awesome camping spot on a bluff overlooking the water, and in the evening, the view was spectacular. Exploring the rocky tidal pool beach was like therapy. be aware, there are not a lot of services in and around the park.
  • What a stunning provincial park! Can't wait to come back next year, everything was perfect.
  • Beautiful park with amazing trails through old growth forests. One of the best on Saltspring.
  • Ruckle Park is a great walking, hiking, camping and bird watching spot. There are plenty of picnic tables right by the ocean, a working farm and you can enjoy short walks on flat pavement, longer hikes through the forest by the water and perhaps spot a Bufflehead. :)

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