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Camp Barnard

Updated: 2019-11-02. Something not right? Please update the information.
Size101 ha (250 acres)
Street Address3202 Young Lake Rd, Sooke, BC (Map may be inaccurate)
Nearest townSooke, British Columbia
NTS Map92B/5: Sooke
Operated byScouts Canada, Cascadia Council, Greater Victoria Area
InformationWeb Site; Contact: Ron Planden; Phone: +1 250 592 5747
BookingsWeb Site; Contact: Email
Tenting sites: Yes
Adirondack shelters: Yes
Villages: Yes
Cabins: Yes
Drinking water: Yes
Emergency phone: Yes
Mobile phone coverage: Yes
Electric vehicle charging: Unknown
Picnic tables: Yes
Cooking shelters: Yes
Appliances in cabins: No
On-site store: No
Shopping nearby: Yes
Showers: Yes
Indoor washrooms: Yes
Wheelchair washroom: Yes
On-site lake
Major hiking trails nearby
Lake Trail, Mount Bluff Trail, Juan de Fuca Trail
Hiking trails, formal campfire circle, chapel, compass course, pioneering supplies, archery, sports field, fishing, lake frontage, canoeable water, canoes available, kayaks available.


The natural surroundings encompass a range of ecosystems. At lower elevations are aquatic ecosystems including salmon-bearing stream, and mixed cedar and Douglas fir forests. At higher elevations, there is Lodgepole pine with Manzanita undergrowth. On the rocky summit of Mount Bluff, there is a great view of Washington State's Olympic Peninsula.

The lake features a swimming area, boat house with canoe rentals, lakeside camping, and an around-the-lake trail.

There are four cabin circles each consisting of six cabins with eight bunks each, a fire circle, restrooms, and a dining facility with fully-equipped kitchen including commercial propane stove and walk-in cooler.

The Totem and McPherson Lodges, which are rented together, provide accommodation for 50 with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining hall, activity room, and sleeping lofts. There are numerous tenting areas with picnic shelters and pit toilets.

The camp property was donated to Scouts Canada in 1944 by Senator George Barnard, who served as mayor of Victoria.

For More Information

InformationWeb Site; Contact: Ron Planden; Phone: +1 250 592 5747
BookingsWeb Site; Contact: Email

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