Narvaez Bay - Saturna Island

Boats at anchor in Narvaez Bay, Saturna Island
Boats at anchor in Narvaez Bay, Saturna Island

Narvaez Bay on Saturna Island is a beautiful, fairly undisturbed bay that is surrounded by regenerating Douglas fir forest. The area is a great place to go for a hike and enjoy a picnic.

There are a few different trails to explore in the Narvaez Bay park area, many are moderate or strenuous, depending on which trails you choose. The main trail leads you down to a stunning shoreline and only takes about half an hour (one way).

While the protected anchorage is small, there is room for a few boats to tuck in and avoid the south winds that hit the area regularly. Check the weather forecast if you’re planning to spend the night at anchor.

There are 7 wilderness campsites located a 1.7 km hike from the parking area.

Getting to Narvaez Bay:

Access is by water (boat or kayak) or from land (bicycle or car). Narvaez Bay is located on Saturna Island about 7 kilometres from the ferry terminal at Lyall Harbour. BC Ferries offers ferry service to Saturna Island from Tsawwassen on the Mainland and Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island.


  • walk-in campsites,
  • picnic tables,
  • hiking trails,
  • pit toilets,
  • bike racks,
  • No Potable Water

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