From Gambier Island to Egmont, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) manages and maintains a variety of parks, trails, beach accesses, playgrounds, sports fields and bicycle/walking paths so that residents and visitors can keep healthy and active and explore the great outdoors on the Sunshine Coast.
Dogs are permitted on all SCRD parks and trails, however they must be on a leash, except in off leash parks. Visit dogs in parks for more information.
If you see anything of concern that would require immediate attention, please contact parks services staff at 604-885-6802 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to report an animal injury, sighting, or conflict, please call the 24-hour Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) line at 1-877-952-7277 or #7277 by cell.
The SCRD is not responsible for the removal of invasive plant species. To report an invasive plant species, call 250-871-5117 (please leave a message, they will call you back). For information on where to dispose of invasive plant species, visit our green waste webpage.
This trail is all about the magnificent view from the top. Added attractions are the dry, rocky arbutus areas with shrubs such as juniper. In April there is an excellent display of wildflowers. The top of the hill is an open, moss covered expanse with Pender Harbour at your feet. It’s a perfect spot for a picnic.
Some of the many spring flowers you may find growing on the rock ledges are Mimmulus, Indian Paintbrush, Nodding Onion, Thrift, Death Camas, Shooting Stars, Fritillaria (Chocolate Lily), and Violas. To ensure that these flowers are continually able to grow, please be careful to stay on paths and not disturb moss.
This short trail winds through forest with access to a small pebble beach area.
This waterfront park has views of the Georgia Strait. Natural wooden benches line the pier and during low tide you can take a walk along the sandbar to the beach. Roberts Creek Pier is the popular location of the annual community painting of the mandala (Sanskrit word for circle).
Located near Gospel Rock, this beautiful pebble beach overlooks the Georgia Strait and Vancouver Island.
This large park is popular due to two sports fields, seasonal tot spray park, year-round disc golf course and Eric Cardinall Community Hall at the park.
This small park offers a spectacular viewpoint toward Gambier Island and surrounding waters. A long set of stairs just south of the park lead to a beach access.
Soames Hill Park features impressive second growth forest trails leading to spectacular views of Howe Sound, the North Shore mountains, Keats, Gambier and Bowen Islands, Gibsons and the Georgia Strait.
The staircase located on the east side of Soames Hill (green trail) has 434 steps and over 333 feet of railing. You will be rewarded at the top with a spectacular view.
Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on leash.
This mountain biker’s paradise features over 14 kilometres of trails with jumps, downhill, teeter-bars, and ramps. Most of the biking routes loop back to the park centre so riders can enjoy many of them.
Since December 2019, the Coast Mountain Bike Trail Association (CMBTA) maintains Sprockids Park through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD). Their main responsibility consists of trail repairs, reconstruction, decommissioning, improvements and signage. More information is available at www.cmbta.ca.