Little River Nature Park

Ponds, Rare plants, Recreational trails, Scenic views, Wildlife viewing
Benches, Dog bag dispenser, Interpretive Signage, Parking lot



Little River Nature Park was created in 2009 in exchange for the approval of 12 waterfront lots. In 1964  sand & gravel was dug from the property for a construction project at CFB Comox resulting in two ponds. These ponds now provide important rearing, feeding and nesting opportunities for an assortment of fish and wildlife.


  • 1300 Wilkinson Road near the Little River ferry terminal
  • Lazo North (Electoral Area B)

Little River Nature Park Map


Little River Nature Park provides critical habitat for feeding birds and fish  as it features both a wetland community and a portion of the lower Little River.  The park protects a portion of a rare and sensitive beach plain habitat and the provincially blue-listed elegant Rein orchid (photos).  Also protected is a portion of sensitive estuarine salt marsh which includes the provincially red-listed seashore saltgrass (photos). A stand of older, second-growth Douglas fir contains an active bald eagle nest.

Reported Observations at Little River Nature Park on iNaturalists

 The Little River Enhancement Society conducts fisheries enhancement activities within the watershed and operates a hatchery for coho and chum salmon. Volunteers from Comox Valley Nature along with park maintenance contractors spend many days a year working to control invasive plants in this beautiful and rare habitat. 

Park Etiquette

  • Pet leashing is required on all park trails at Little River