Join us for a relaxing and beautiful off season holiday. There is an abundance of wildlife to view as the Straight of Georgia comes to life with the annual herring spawning season. California Sea Lions & Fur Seals frequent the local waters often seen mating, barking & lounging around in the near shore waters.
Please note: Camping Reservations for July and August only require a two night minimum stay. We will contact you to secure your reservation deposit upon booking. (Not applicable to condo reservations.)
September 2016 Fishing
September 10th, 2016
Some recent catches in September, on the 9th Bob Bosma was out, guided by his wife Cheryl and he caught 2 springs a 16 and a 7 pounder.
On September 10th Jean Rowe caught a nice 15 and a half pound spring.
Bullhead Derby 2016
August 1st, 2016
The 2016 Bates Beach Bullhead Derby took place on Sunday July 31, 2016. There were over 20 participants with minimal adult support used to catch their fish. John Bates officially started the derby at 10:30 with the first fish being weighed in by Jacecy Wells at 10:36. The Derby, winners were tied with 6 bullheads measuring 20cms in length with the eventual winner Mikenna Pruit from California being declared the winner as she had bullheads caught and measuring the greatest overall length. All the bullheads were released unharmed back into the water.
2016 Fishing update
June 7th, 2016
The fishing has been a little slow this spring but on May 24th John Bates brought in a nice 17.5 pound spring salmon and on June 7th Adria Russell guided by her father Mike Russell caught a nice 25.5 pound halibut.
June 7th, 2016
May 14, 2016 was a very special day at Bates Beach with a 4th Generation "Bates" getting married at the Beach. George Bates gave away the biggest catch of the century
to Robert Budd. The two were married at the Beach followed by a celebration with Family and Friends complete with a pig roast, pot luck dinner late evening fireworks and evening social, fun was had by all!!
April 16th, 2016
Well, the sun shone as the Four Bates Beach bunnies hid their chocolately Easter eggs. The 4 bunnies - aka Ashley Bates, Cayley McCandless, Louisa Bates & George Bates had to deftly place the eggs as they kept an ever watchful eye on old Elmer Fudd aka Harold Bates who was trying in vain to scoop up a wascally rabbit in a rather large landing net!! A good time was enjoyed by all. After the hunt the Bates Family & friends enjoyed a pancake breakfast. The next event is the traditional Pancake Breakfast on the May long week-end. See everybody there!