In response to COVID-19 Little River (Crescent beach) postponing the beach fire program effective immediately.
- March 23, 2020 CVRD News Release:
The Regional EOC Announces Further Closures for the Region
Beach Fire Ban
To support the efforts to contain COVID-19 and encourage social distancing, beach fire programs at Goose Spit Park and the Little River ferry terminal will be suspended until further notice. The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) Parks Department is asking visitors not to light beach fires and reminds users that it is unlawful to have a fire outside a fire ring or fire place in all CVRD park
Little River Nature Park
Little River Nature Park contains a lower portion of the Little River – designated as a sensitive stream under the provincial Fish Protection Act. It protects a portion of a rare and sensitive beach plain habitat and the provincially blue-listed elegant Rein orchid. The park also protects a portion of sensitive estuarine salt marsh and the provincially red-listed seashore grass. Little River Nature Park also provides critical habitat for feeding birds and fish.
A stand of older, second-growth Douglas fir contains an active Bald Eagle nest. The park protects two man-made ponds and the associated wetland habitat, which provide important rearing, feeding and nesting opportunities for an assortment of fish and wildlife. The Little River Enhancement Society conducts fisheries enhancement activities within the watershed and operates a hatchery for Coho and chum salmon.
- 1300 Wilkinson Road near the Little River ferry terminal
- Lazo North (Electoral Area B)
- Size: 6.4 ha (15.7 acres)
- Scenic and diverse views
- Rare plants and wildlife
- Interpretive signs
- Parking lot
- Pet leashing is optional
Little River Nature Park was created as a result of a historic density bonus subdivision provision. Pedestrians can access the beach from the park via paved road. Public pedestrian access is limited over the gravel road access crossing Strata Lot 13 and the common property septic disposal system.