Facilities and Activities:
DAY-USE OPERATING DATES: Open Year Round
Mansons Landing Provincial Park: A day-use park on Cortes Island with access to great swimming and snorkeling opportunities!
Mansons Landing Provincial Park on Cortes Island overlooks the waters of both Hague Lake and Manson Bay. Recreational opportunities include fresh water swimming in Hague Lake and marine wildlife viewing in Mansons Lagoon.
The park offers hiking and walking trails as well as short beach walks. A trail connects the sand spit at Mansons Lagoon to the local school 1 km away. A steeper short trail runs from Hague Lake around the perimeter of the lagoon to the sand spit (approx. 1 km).
The park has two popular picnicking areas. The Mansons Lagoon picnic area has picnic tables, 1 pit toilet, a sandy spit, and a parking lot. The parking lot also serves the federal wharf. The Hague Lake picnic area has a pit toilet, information shelter, sandy beach, and a small parking area. Both areas can be accessed from Seaford Road on Cortes Island. There is a 1 km trail that links the two picnic areas.
There is no overnight camping permitted at this park. Camping is available at nearby Smelt Bay Provincial Park.
There are pit toilets at at Mansons Lagoon and Hague Lake.
Some facilities at this park are wheelchair accessible. Portions of Mansons Lagoon, including the sand spit, are accessible.
Both Mansons Lagoon and Hague Lake are nice places for a picnic. There are tables at Mansons Lagoon.
A short trail leads from the sand spit at Mansons Lagoon to the local school (1km). Another trail with steep sections runs from Hague Lake around the perimeter of the lagoon to the sand spit (1km). Please use caution and always stay on designated trails.
Wildlife viewing opportunities exist at this park.
Dogs are welcome but must be on leash at all times.
Hague Lake or in Mansons Lagoon (when the tide is in) offer good swimming opportunities. There are no lifeguards on duty.
Opportunities for freshwater fishing for trout in Hague Lake and saltwater fishing for a variety of salmon in the waters offshore. Anglers should check regulations issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Canoeing opportunities exist.
Kayaking opportunities exist.