Porteau Cove Provincial Park, Squamish

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  • Stopped by on route to Whistler. Not a great deal here but really a leg stretch more than anything and just off the sea to sky highway made it easy. Very scenic views over Howe Sound. Great place for ...  more »
  • Porteau Cove is a Provincial Park... It is also a protected Marine Reserve. Perfect place to stretch your legs... Let kids out of the car to see Scuba Divers. Nice and relaxing... Better than Traffic ...  more »
  • This is a nice stop to see the bay and sea fish and jelly fish from the pier. There are picnic tables if you want to have a break and eat something during your travels. You can walk along the shorelin...  more »
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  • Short drive away from Vancouver. Love how there's a station for a quick shower at the top of the concrete stairs to rinse off the saltwater. Really neat to see all the divers coming out of the water. Limited parking. Super busy in the summer.
  • It's really hard to get a campsite here in the summer. But, if you do, consider yourself lucky. This places is very accessible from Vancouver and so it's a nice quick get away from the busy city life. While the park is near the train tracks its not really a bother... At least for me.
  • Awesome water views and only 44 drive in sites and 12 or so walk in sites make it a quiet and mellow place to camp. The staff do a great job of maintaining the facilities and the hot water and flushing toilets make it a very civilized camping experience.
  • Park itself is great as usual but staff have become far more gestapo-ish over the years. Last time we went we were told of because our lantern was too bright. Also if you raise your voice to more than a whisper around the campfire after 10, you'll get told off, which is ironic considering there's usually a train going by every few hours.
  • Camping spaces are very close together, but the campground is beautiful and you can't beat falling asleep to the sound of waves!

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