Joe Walker Park

Park Fireplaces

Fires are permitted in fireplaces/fire rings year round unless there is a fire ban.

Park Improvements: Picnic Shelter

Joe Walker park picnic shelter is experiencing a facelift during late summer/early fall. At the end of July the existing shelter will be removed but the fireplaces will remain. During the first half of August the fireplace masonry will be restored and the concrete foundation for the new building will be poured.

The new picnic shelter will be erected in late September and the roof installed in early October.

Access to the picnic shelter will be closed for part of this time. 

Please follow directions of work zone signage and workers during this time. Thank you for your patience.

Park Features

  • park Waterfront
  • scenic views
  • nature park
  • forested trails
  • picnic tables
  • picnic shelter with fire pits
  • toilet


Baynes Sound, (Area 'A')
Between the foreshore and HIghway 19A just north of the Buckley Bay Ferry Terminal.

How to Get There

View the map [PDF - 120 KB] for directions

Natural Features

The park has approximately 500 metres of waterfront with beach access and views across Georgia Strait to Denman Island. It is a mixed forest of Douglas fir, Western Red cedar, maple, alder and Nootka rose and Salal.  Seasonal streams cross the site from under the Island Highway.


The park was originally created at the time of subdivision of the Mystery Beach subdivision in 1976. Originally registered to the Union Bay Waterworks District in 1977. The park was transferred to the Union Bay Community Club -- unable to finance the maintenance and insurance on the property the Community Club in turn turned the park over to the CVRD in 1992.