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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  • September 29, 2017
    Beautiful hike through the woods that brings you to the sea where a bench awaits to watch the small traffic of boats and ferries negotiating along. Very quiet and therefore enjoyable  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    Another incredible provincial park bring your tent for incredible views if you camp right on the shore.  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    Beautiful park, easy to drive to from Ganges, Peaceful, easy trails to walk on with our hiking sandals. Wonderful to sit by the shore and eat your snack or take photos.  more »
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  • May 17, 2017
    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.
  • March 20, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    What a stunning provincial park! Can't wait to come back next year, everything was perfect.
  • June 14, 2017
    Beautiful park with amazing trails through old growth forests. One of the best on Saltspring.
  • April 10, 2017
    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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