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Camp Gilwell

Updated: 2014-09-27. Something not right? Please update the information.
Size14 ha (35 acres)
Street Address5200 Duncan Bay Main, Courtenay, BC (Map may be inaccurate)
Nearest townCourtenay, British Columbia
NTS Map92F/11: Forbidden Plateau
Operated byScouts Canada, Cascadia Council
InformationWeb Site; Contact: Email
BookingsSame as above
Tenting sites: Yes
Adirondack shelters: No
Villages: No
Cabins: Yes
Drinking water: Yes
Emergency phone: No
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: No
Indoor washrooms: Yes
Wheelchair washroom: Yes
A wave pool and community pool are within driving distance
Major hiking trails nearby
Strathcona Provincial Park
Hiking trails, formal campfire circle, chapel, archery, mountain bike trail, sports field, canoeable water, canoes available.


Camp Gilwell is located in the Comox Valley along the banks of the Brown's River, close to Strathcona Provincial Park and Mount Washington Ski Resort. The area features snowboarding, downhill, and cross-country ski runs in winter, and hiking and mountain bike trails in the summer.

The camp has four cabins with electrical heating with bunk beds, no mats provided. The camp has a covered picnic shelter with a new fireplace for warmth on those damp days. There are four double outhouses and a wash house with three indoor flush toilets. There is a limited shower facility with a small hot water tank. The camp has a good size sports field, campfire pits, and lots of tenting sites. The campsites were developed and maintained by the local scouting groups, we ask that everyone respect the efforts of so many and try to keep things clean and safe for fellow campers.

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InformationWeb Site; Contact: Email
BookingsSame as above

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