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Electoral Area C – Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets Parks

Boasting several magnificent islands and intricate waterways.

Area C Recreation Opportunities

There is a wide variety of outdoor adventuring to be had in and around the Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets. This area boasts several magnificent islands and the intricate waterways that weave between them. Visitors will find everything from fishing and kayak lodges to a floating post office. Area ‘C is becoming a well known destination point due to its abundance of mountain biking and rock climbing sites. The SRD helps to manage and maintain several parks and wharves on Quadra and Read Islands, including:

Blenkin Memorial Park

Location: Quadra Island
Category: Community Recreation
Amenities: Baseball diamonds, playgrounds, skateboard park, tennis courts, equestrian ring and trails.
Links: Map

Granite Bay Park

Location: Quadra Island
Category: Community Park
Amenities: Waterfront, scenic views, wooden floating dock.
Links: Map

Hoskyn Channel Landing

Location: Discovery Islands – Mainland Inlets (Area C)
Hoskyn Channel, Quadra Island, 0.8 acres
Category: Community Park
Amenities: Waterfront, scenic views, wooden approach, aluminum gangway and floating dock.
History: Built by the Comox Strathcona Regional District in partnership with local residents in 2004.  This remote facility offers a floating dock that is an important transportation access point for the community.  Local residents provide ongoing maintenance and are proud of this great community asset.

John Kim Nature Sanctuary


Read Island – Property located to the left of Tipton Road (a.k.a. Surge Narrows Road)


Nature Park


Lush forest, plants and wildlife habitat

History: In 2010, the Strathcona Regional District gratefully accepted a land donation which resulted in a new park being created on Read Island. The new park, ‘John Kim Nature Sanctuary’, is a 1.86 ha (4.6 acre) forested property located just inland from Surge Narrows on Read Island. Gifted by Eileen Sowerby and land partners, the property will be preserved as a natural park area in memory of Eileen’s beloved son John McKim Millar. By protecting this ecological gift, time should allow for mature forest characteristics to naturally develop in this second growth forest, while providing wildlife with a protective forest canopy as well as other benefits. With The Nature Trust of BC holding a covenant, the Strathcona Regional District will be assisted by the Surge Narrows Community Association to steward the park’s growth in the spirit in which this gift was intended.

Quadra School Garden

Location: Quadra Island
Category: Garden
Links: Map