Ruckle Provincial Park, Salt Spring Island

Ruckle Provincial Park  is a stunning park overlooking Swanson Channel. From the rocky shoreline you can watch ferries and pleasure boats ply the waters while enjoying one of the most spectacular camping spots in the Southern Gulf Islands. Orcas and sea lions are often seen and the 7 km of rocky shoreline is great to explore.

The park is named after Irish emigrant Henry Ruckle who homesteaded here in 1872 and married Ella Anna Christensen in 1877. Most of the property was donated to the province in 1974 but the Ruckle family continues to farm on private land near the entrance to the park.

Old farm buildings at Ruckle Provincial Park, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Old farm buildings at Ruckle Provincial Park, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Ruckle Provincial Park from the water, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Ruckle Provincial Park from the water, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Sheep in the old orchard, Ruckle Provincial Park, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Sheep in the old orchard, Ruckle Provincial Park, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

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