Set just north of Duncan on Vancouver Island, Gordon Bay Provincial Park is a 104-hectare site that offers a second-growth fir forest and warm water in the summer. In fact, it has one of the highest average temperatures across all of Cana, making this an excellent place to warm up. The high amount of sunlight only adds to the brighter feel.
Walking trails are spread throughout the park, with wildlife and birds offering opportunities for spotting them. The birds are especially numerous here, ranging from small chickadees to larger species like jays and ducks.
Aquatic activities include large swimming areas, waterskiing, windsurfing, and canoeing. People enjoying these need to stay outside of the area marked by a log boom, but otherwise have extensive access to the lake. Scuba diving opportunities are available for anyone who wants to dive a little deeper into the area.
Camping opportunities include 126 campsites, about thirty of which are always first-come, first-served. Some of these locations are down by the beach, while others are up in the forest area and offer additional privacy. Additional services are available at the Lake Cowichan community, which is about fifteen minutes away from the park on a regular day.