Campbell Point Trail is located within Gulf Islands
National Park Reserve on Mayne Island, one of British Columbia's
Southern Gulf islands. A ferry from Tsawassen or Swartz Bay goes to
Mayne Island, and then it's 6-7 kilometers to the trailhead via Village
Bay Road, (turn right onto) Felix Jack Road, (turn right onto) Fernhill
Road, and (turn left onto) Wilkes Road.
Campbell Point Trail is a short (700 meters) and easy
hike through a pleasant forest to a very impressive shoreline of Mayne
Island, where the key attraction is a small and pretty Georgeson Island,
as well as Bennett Bay. It is possible to hike in a loop of sorts, by
taking the regular trail to Campbell Point, and then returning via the
shoreline, which is fairly complicated, with some seriously large stones,
so hiking poles and boots would be very useful there.
All distances in this trip report
are based on a GPS odometer and are approximate.
1. Here is a Google map with directions
from Village Bay Ferry Terminal on Mayne Island to Campbell Point.
2. We are on Wilkes Road on Mayne Island, with
Campbell Point trailhead parking lot turnoff seen on the right side.
Mayne Island Wilkes Road at Campbell Point Trailhead
3. Having turned right, here is the parking
lot, with the trailhead on the left. Coordinates:
48°50.825’ W 123°15.159’. Elevation: 10 meters.
Campbell Point Trailhead and Parking Lot
Mayne Island BC Canada
3. Campbell Point trailhead.
Mayne Island BC Hiking - Campbell Point Trailhead
4. And here is a map of the trail. We have
parked our bicycle where it says "you are here". As you can see, there is
another parking lot a bit further down the road. A pit toilet (and beach access)
is located 300 meters from the trailhead.
Campbell Point Trail Map
5. Campbell Point Trail is a very easy hike.
Here at 25 meters from the trailhead.
Campbell Point Hike - Maybe Island BC - Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
6. Now at 410 meters.
Hiking on Mayne Island - Campbell Point Trail
7. Just a pleasant walk among the trees,
really. At 650 meters now.
Campbell Point Trail - Mayne Island - British Columbia - Canada
8. At 680 meters, we have reached a small
glade, with a bench on the right side.
Campbell Trail Glade Mayne Island BC
9. Keep going straight for a few more meters down this small hill.
Campbell Point Trail - Mayne Island BC Hiking
10-14. And here is Campbell Point and Bennett
Bay, featuring Georgeson Island. Coordinates:
48°50.804’ W 123°14.642’. Elevation: 5 meters. Note that landing on Georgeson
Island is prohibited. Left to right.
Campbell Point Mayne Island BC
View from Maybe Island BC Campbell Point
Campbell Point - Mayne Island - British Columbia
Georgeson Island BC
Bennett Bay Mayne Island BC
15. A panorama of the place.
Campbell Point Panorama - Mayne Island BC Canada
our video of the views from this
16. If you are properly equipped and are
comfortable handling complicated terrain, a good and very picturesque way to
return to the parking lot is via the shoreline by making a right turn. At first,
you have to tackle some serious stones, if for a brief stretch.
Mayne Island BC - Campbell Point
17. Then, it gets easier.
Campbell Point - Mayne Island British Columbia
18. Looking back at Georgeson Island.
19. Now looking forward.
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve - Mayne Island British Columbia
20-21. You can rejoin the main trail near the
stone seen ahead by a small tree, by going to the right up a small hill.
22. But we kept going forward and reached a
Mayne Island BC Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
23. It's a fine-looking beach too.
Campbell Point - Mayne Island - British Columbia - Canada
24. The stones soon end, and there is some
hard-packed sand to be enjoyed.
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve - Mayne Island BC Canada
25. A ladder on the right side leads to that
pit toilet at 300 meters of the trail, and then back to the trailhead.
Mayne Island BC
26. Having climbed to the top of the stairs we looked back, and isn't it pretty.
Campbell Point - Mayne Island - BC - Canada
Campbell Point Trail in Gulf Islands National
Park Reserve on Mayne Island has mightily impressed. Highly recommended.