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Sandbanks

Sandbanks

Barrier Free

All comfort stations within the park have barrier-free access. A one kilometre loop at the beginning of the Sandbanks Dunes Trail is barrier-free.

Boat Launch

A boat launch is located in the Outlet River A Campground. It is suitable for boats less than 18 feet. Boat launch facilities for larger boats are available outside the park.

Comfort Station(s)

Comfort stations complete with showers, flush toilets and laundry facilities are located in all campgrounds at Sandbanks with the exception of Richardson campground.

Day Use

Outlet Beach, Lakeshore and Dunes Beaches are popular day use areas. All three have sandy beaches with emergency phones (but no lifeguards). Picnic tables are also available. Dunes Beach has three mini picnic shelters close to the beach which can be reserved online or by phone.

Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are located in all campground comfort stations. The Outlet, Sandbanks and Dunes Day Use areas have outhouses or vault privies.

Laundromat

Laundry facilities are located in each one of the campground comfort stations.

Park Store

The Friends of Sandbanks Nature Shoppe is located at the Visitor Center and the main park office and is stocked with a variety of Sandbanks souvenirs, clothing items, artwork, nature books, guides and much more. The Shoppe is open daily during the operating season.

Currah’s Park Store and Grill located at the Outlet Beach day use area offers visitors a full line of camping supplies, ice, beach toys, groceries and souvenirs. The restaurant features fresh salads, vegetarian dishes, and traditional grill favourites.

Currah’s Dunes Grill and Patio is located at the Dunes Beach overlooking the sand dunes and offers ice cream and grill favourites.

Park Warden Office

The Park Warden Office is located in the Outlet Beach area by the Park Office. If you need guidance using the park and its facilities, assistance with first aid or would like to pay a parking ticket or have questions about a parking ticket, Park Wardens are here to help. This office is open daily Monday to Friday from the 3rd weekend in June until Labour day. If you would like to speak to a Park Warden outside of these hours, you can contact a Park Warden by phone at 613-393-3319 x227, leave a detailed message and a Park Warden will contact you.

Picnic Shelters

There are two large picnic shelters in the park, one located at the Dunes day use area and the second located at the Outlet Beach area by the amphitheatre. Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Rentals

Canoes and kayaks are available for rent at the wood yard. Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) are available for loan with a $30 refundable deposit. Visitors can also borrow free of charge fishing rods and tackle through the Tackleshare program.

An all-terrain beach wheelchair is available to borrow, courtesy of The Friends of Sandbanks Park.

Visitor Centre

The Discovery Centre is located in the West Lake Campground gatehouse across from the Dunes Beach. The Discovery Center has brand new displays and offers an opportunity to learn more about Sandbanks history and natural features through displays including a “dig site” to look for artifacts and a live turtle. Exhibits also include examples of some of the more common plant life found at Sandbanks.