The Government Dock at Fernwood Point is located in the north-eastern part of Salt Spring Island and is accessible off Walker Hook Road. The beach is rock and sand and has a variety of sea life including crabs, sea stars, clams and sand dollars. One of our favourite pastimes is leaning over the railing of the dock and watching all the critters on the sea floor. The water is generally quite clear. The dock faces Galiano Island and is a great boat launching spot for kayakers and small dinghies. A short trip across Houston Passage takes you to beautiful Wallace Island Provincial Marine Park in Trincomali Channel.