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 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.
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.
- Pet leashing is required on all park trails at Little River