Bill Mee Park

Park Features

  • waterfront with rocky shoreline
  • wildlife viewing
  • fishing
  • leashing optional for pets
  • picnic tables
  • pit toilet
  • 20-car and trailer parking lot
  • 86.5m concrete boat launch: launch fees: $2/kayak $4/boat or $25 for season pass

Park Etiquette

Please view this brochure about rockfish conservation [PDF - 1.4 MB].

Trail Map

Check out the map [PDF - 67 KB] of this park

Location

East Road, Denman Island
Denman/Hornby Islands (Area ‘A')

How to Get There

Check out how to get there [PDF - 351 KB]

Wildlife

Fish, deer, otters, mink, seals and sea lions.

Park Partners

Bill Mee Boat Launch Committee of the Denman Island Residents Association

History


The park is Crown land licensed to the regional district for a boat launch.  The Ministry of Transportation used the area as a gravel pit until the supply ran out and subsequently for storing gravel.  It has been dormant for many years.  Bill Mee had operated the pit for years and since he lived next to it, the pit became known as Bill Mee Gravel Pit. When the site became a park, the community decided to continue to use Bill's name.

The regional district helped volunteers from the Denman Island Residents Association develop the park and concrete boat ramp between 1997-98. A rock breakwater wall was added in 2002 and was extended in 2009.