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Father & Son Lake

Father & Son Lake (Port Alberni)

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Site Closed.
Access to Father & Son Recreation Site is via privately managed roads. As of July 14th, Museum Main will be will be closed to public access until further notice. This is a precaution recognizing the elevated wildfire hazard and in response to the reallocation of fire fighting resources to wildfires across the province. While the site remains open there will be no access via Museum Main.


  • Rec Site #:REC0467
  • Type:User Maintained
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:3
  • Access:Road
  • Facilities:Toilets
  • Site Description: A small lake in a high elevation Cedar Hemlock forest. This site is for walk-in camping only. The trail leading up to the lake is a short steep climb (approx. 15-20 mins). There is also a trail leading around the lake.

  • Driving Directions: From Port Alberni, take the Bamfield Road for 9km past China Creek to the Museum Main forest road. Turn left and follow it for about 3.5 km to the road marked Thistle Milne. Follow Thistle Milne for 7.5km then turn left at sign for Father & Son Lake. Stay left when the road forks until you come to a small parking area (3-4 vehicles). The last kilometer of road has several deactivated ditches and a 4x4 is required. Access to Father & Son Recreation Site is via privately managed roads. Please check the following blog for access information and gate closures: http://blog.islandtimberlands.com/

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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