Bright Angel Park
Walking along tranquil, forested trails with the stunning Koksilah River flowing under the Cowichan Valley’s most popular suspension bridge, it’s not surprising that Bright Angel Park, located in beautiful Cowichan Station, is one of the most popular well-visited parks attracting 80,000 visits annually. Families with young children enjoy the playground and open grassy areas while park visitors wanting to cool off on a hot summer day can find a shady spot along the river.
Planning a birthday party or gathering? A large picnic shelter equipped with 12 picnic tables and a wood fired grill/griddle is available for reservation.
Looking for a group camping spot in the wilderness? A group tenting site with a picnic shelter is available for reservation any time of the year. The site is conveniently located near a flush toilet facility which is open year-round.
Activities & Features:
- Pedestrian cable suspension bridge
- Easy walking/jogging trails
- Swimming in the Koksilah River
- Dog walking
- Group camping
- Playscape play area
- Classroom amphitheatre
- Outdoor fitness equipment
- Picnic shelters
- Picnic tables
- Flush toilets (open year-round)
Bright Angel Park History
William John Hardy (Jack) Fleetwood, a lifetime Cowichan Valley resident, along with his wife, Mabel Fleetwood, donated 4.13 hectares of land to the government in 1958 for park use. Jack, an Irish Catholic, strongly believed in guardian angels and named the park in honor of these guiding spirits. Jack was a well respected business owner, as well as a writer. He wrote many poems inspired by the natural beauty of Bright Angel Park. Since then the park has grown to 22.3 hectares.