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Porteau Cove Provincial Park

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Address: Highway 99, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

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Fantastic views and some easy walking. Great picnic spot!

Easy parking, picnic tables right by the water, lots of space and incredible scenery. Lots of birds, a couple of seals and pretty sure we saw some otters further out on the pier... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Tom W
West Vancouver, Canada
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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy parking, picnic tables right by the water, lots of space and incredible scenery. Lots of birds, a couple of seals and pretty sure we saw some otters further out on the pier. Car park was half full on a cold February day and there were a few people picnicking out, I know if the weather is warm this place... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Porteau Cove is conveniently located off the Sea To Sky Highway just south of Squamish. It can be hard to book a camping spot but it's perfect for an evening photo shoot.

Thank MarleneFord
Squamish, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you haven't camped at Porteau Cove Provincial park before, it's worth figuring out the Provincial Campsite Reservation System for! And you will need a reservation. It has some of the most picturesque scenery in Canada. And the campsites are great. If you're lucky enough to get one of the waterfront sites, you scored! Make sure you're well set with... More 

Thank Philip M
Delta, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Beautiful place to visit, but impossible to get a camping site during peak times. No first come first served sites available during peak season. r Reservation fee is just a money grab,expensive place to camp. Staff can be problematic. Rules not enforced equally.Can either be a no fun place or the wild wild west.

Thank lat465
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We camped here for one night in June. Usually this place is fully booked but we got lucky on the website and managed to get a shoreside campsite for one night. Although it is quite expensive for a campsite, the grounds are well maintained and there is an indoor shower and toilets. The view from our campsite was amazing, it... More 

Thank Jamie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place to stop by and explore. Bring lunch and picnic and one of the many tables along the waterfront.

Thank IndianaSheri_F
Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to stretch your legs on the drive up sea to sky great stop off. The toilets are clean and easy to access. They have many camp spots and is a scuba diving park as well. Great place to bring the family for a picnic.

Thank Preston S
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Porteau cove is a great stop on the sea-to-sky highway. It has good washroom facilities, and numerous picnic tables to enjoy a picnic lunch. The ferry dock is sturdy, and has nice vantage points to climb up on. There is a separated diving area. The provincial campsite is also accessible, as is a beautiful beach. It's an easy turn off... More 

Thank Bill D
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Not far past Britannia Beach and a little ways from Squamish is a turn off to Porteau Cove Provincial Park. Here's a great place to stop to admire the splendour of Howe Sound. The boat launch has been upgraded, and there's an observation deck that makes it possible to take in the view 360. The parking lot can get crowded... More 

Thank Sassamatt
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stopped here for a break on our road trip to Pemberton. Very scenic view point even though we arrived on a cloudy day. We enjoyed walking the stretched out bridge and spotted some interesting water birds. A good place for boating and picnic; if you want to stay and enjoy it longer, there is a camp site and couple... More 

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