Grounds & Site Map

 
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Get in touch with nature, just outside of the city

 

Camp Fircom is situated on the south-east corner of Gambier Island

Overlooking the ocean, Camp Fircom is situated on the south-east corner of Gambier Island in Howe Sound. It is only accessible by a 20 minute water taxi from Horseshoe Bay or Lions Bay.

The 120 acre site includes beaches, playing fields and hiking trails. We can house up to 200 guests in the summer, 150 in the shoulder season, and 50 in the winter. Other facilities include an indoor games and crafts area, a first aid centre, and a large picnic shelter. We follow sustainable living practices and generate our own electricity and maintain our own water supply, septic system and communication system.

Gambier Island

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As one of the largest coastal islands in Howe Sound, Gambier has retained its pristine environment with very little development. With lush green forests and secluded beaches, it is truly a hidden sanctuary for healing. With no roads and a very small year round population, the residents of Gambier are warm and friendly.

Just north of Bowen Island, Gambier has many secluded bays and hiking trails to navigate through. It is also the perfect place for canoeing, kayaking and camping.

While the southwest side of Gambier is deeply indented by a series of bays, the northern aspects are steeper, with a few small bays to invite explorers. Anvil Island to the south of Gambier rises steeply from the sea on all sides. Just to the south, tiny Christie Islet and Pam Rock provide ideal habitat for seals and a multitude of sea birds. These snippets of land are wildlife sanctuaries.

Gambier Island is also a great place for fishing in Howe Sound for salmon, rock cod, ling cod, greenling, flounder, halibut, and crab. With blue skies and the dramatic Coast Mountains, you are sure to feel at peace here. Howe Sound is populated by virtually every form of West Coast invertebrate, octopus, urchins, crabs and sponges. Also a great place for bird watchers, Gambier's skyline is broken by the flight of eagles, hawks, ravens and sea birds.