Transitioning from COVID-19 to Normal Operations
Shelter Point Regional Park & Campground

The recent drought has put extreme pressure on our water system. We are experiencing difficulty maintaining water supply; therefore services such as showers and flush toilets may be unavailable. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Please contact the caretakers for more information.


Shelter Point Regional Park is a popular beach-front day-use park and campground located on Texada Island. The park is broken down into the main campground and the Bella Maria campground. qathet Regional District proudly operates this family-friendly park. Onsite caretakers Chris Andersen and Kara Fredrickson are available to assist with visitor’s needs. The park is open for camping year-round, though many of the facilities are only available during the summer camping season.


qRD is shifting to a Communicable Disease Plan.

Please read the important information in our Media Releases for further details.


If you have any questions that are not answered below, please contact our caretakers at 604-486-7228 or the regional district office at 604-485-2260 or email


Shelter Point Park is located on the west shores of Texada Island, just south of the residential community of Gillies Bay.

To get to Shelter Point Park, you must take a 35 minute BC Ferries ride from Westview in Powell River to Blubber Bay on Texada Island. You will exit the ferry onto Blubber Bay Road, follow Blubber Bay Road until you get to the south side of the community of Van Anda and take a right turn onto Gillies Bay Road. Follow Gillies Bay Road all the way to the park. There are signs from the ferry directing you to the park. The drive takes about 20 minutes in good weather.