Bright Angel Park


Bright Angel Park, located in Cowichan Station (Electoral Area E), offers a wide range of activities for its visitors.

Park Size:

22.3 ha


Cable suspension bridge
Walking and jogging trails
River access
Picnic tables
Picnic shelter
Group camping
Fitness equipment
Washroom building (Open all year)

How to Get There:

Head west off the Trans-Canada Highway onto Koksilah Road and take a right onto Tigwell Road. Park is at the end of the road.
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Washroom Building Picnicing areas Group Picnicking Playground areas Swimming Group camping available Hiking and walking trails Ampitheatre Baby change table

Firewood available Fitness Equipment Parking lot

Park History:

William John Hardy (Jack) Fleetwood, a lifetime Cowichan Valley resident, along with his wife, Mabel Fleetwood, donated 4.13 ha 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.

Booking a Picnic Shelter & Group Camping:

There are two shelters at Bright Angel Park. The Upper Shelter is associated with the wilderness group camping opportunity in the park and can accommodate tenting groups of up to 60 people. The Upper Shelter has a central open flame fire pit and firewood may be purchased through the reservation process. 

The Lower Shelter is a day use picnic shelter with 12 picnic tables and a wood fired grill and griddle. Firewood may be purchased through the reservation process. Please call ahead first to check for availability before filling out all the forms below.

To reserve a shelter at Bright Angel Park for events or group camping, the following three steps are necessary:
  1. Phone for availability first (250.746.3434)
  2. Download and fill out the Bright Angel Park Facility Rental Form.
  3. Download and fill out the Bright Angel Facility Terms and Conditions form.
  4. Contact Lori King at the Island Savings Centre to finalize the reservation process.

Lori King

Island Savings Centre, Recreation and Culture Department
Cowichan Valley Regional District
2687 James Street, Duncan, BC
V9L 2X5

Ph: 250.746.3434
Fx: 250.748.0054

If your group exceeds 60 people a Special Event Permit Application must be filled out and submitted to the CVRD Parks and Trails Division for review.
Bright Angel Park Map 2016