Porteau Cove Provincial Park

Porteau Cove Provincial Park is located on the eastern shores of the Howe Sound in British Columbia.


The park, which was established in 1981, is 56 hectares in size. It is a popular site for picnics, swimming, boating, windsurfing and camping. Note fishing is prohibited within the Park Boundary.

Porteau Cove, which is the most southerly fjord in North America, is also well known as a scuba diving site with a series of artificial reefs, including three sunken vessels. It was British Columbia’s first underwater park.

The name Porteau comes from the French word porte d’eau meaning ‘Water’s Gate’.

Porteau Cove Provincial Park is approximately 38 km (23 miles) north of Vancouver on Hwy 99 and 20 km (12 miles) south of Squamish.