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Coverage
Coastal Routes in the Strait of Georgia and Juan de Fuca Strait.
Vancouver Island side: from Nanoose Bay to Port Renfrew.
Mainland side: southeast to and including Sechelt Inlet.
Interior Routes on waters flowing into the above.

Explicit inclusions
Coastal Routes
Cowichan Bay, Finlayson Arm, Forwood Channel, Gabriola Passage, Genoa Bay, Houston Passage, Juan de Fuca Strait, Morseby Passage, Porlier Passage, Prevost Passage, Ruxton Passage, Sansum Narrows, Sechelt Inlet, Satellite Channel, Shute Passage, Strait of Georgia, Stuart Channel, Trincomali Channel.
Ladysmith area.
Cedar area.
Chemainus area.
Crofton area.
Gulf Islands.
Maple Bay area.
Nanaimo area (Newcastle Island and Protection Island).
Nanoose Bay area (Schooner Cove and Yeo Islands).
Yellow Point area.
Interior Routes
Cowichan River, Sooke Basin, Victoria Harbour and The Gorge.

Explicit exclusions
Denman Island, Hornby Island, Howe Sound, Jedediah Island, Jervis Inlet.

Ed note:
Please excuse the present mess; I'm working on a better filing system for the Gulf Islands entries.

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Boundary Pass. Swartz Bay to Saturna Island. Online, Notes, Photos.
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/gulf/carte-map-fl.aspx
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Mark Schilling.
Places mentioned: Swartz Bay, Portland Island, Cabbage Island, Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour).
Contents: General description.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=79&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=79

Cedar area. Stuart Channel and De Courcy Island. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Pirates Cove Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... s/pirates/
Route description: Cedar-by-the-Sea (not named at Toporama), Stuart Channel, Round Island (ditto), Link Island (ditto), De Courcy Island, Pirates Cove MPP, Ruxton Passage; return.
Title at source: Cedar-by-the-Sea boat ramp.

Chemainus to Saltspring Island (Southey Point). Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Route descriptions (day trips):
1. (notes) North from Chemainus to Boulder Point and Davis Lagoon.
2. (notes) South from Chemainus past Bare Point to Shoal Islands.
3. (notes and journal) Chemainus, Shoal Islands, Willy Island, cross to Tent Island, Saltspring Island and Southey Point.
Title at source: Chemainus’ Kin Park.

Cowichan Bay and Genoa Bay. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Notes on the Cowichan Bay, Genoa Bay, Satellite Channel and Sansun Narrows area.
Route description (day trip): Cowichan Bay, Skinner Point, Genoa Bay, Separation Point, Sansum Narrows, Cowichan Bay.
Title at source: Cowichan Bay / Genoa Bay / Cherry Point.

Cowichan River. Information.
Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/Cowichan/Cowichan_e.htm
Cowichan River Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... wichan_rv/
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowichan_River

Crofton area. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Route descriptions (day trips):
1. Crofton, Stuart Channel, Shoal Islands, Willy Island, Crofton.
2. Sansum Narrows, Saltspring Island, Burgoyne Bay, Booth Bay, Vesuvius, Crofton.
Title at source: Crofton boat ramp.

Davis Lagoon and Stuart Channel. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Route description (day trip): Davis Lagoon, Stuart Channel, Boulder Point; return.
Title at source: Davis Lagoon—south of Ladysmith.

Discovery Island. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Mark Schilling.
Contents: General description and access methods.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=52&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=52

D’Arcy Island. Online, Notes, Photos.
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/gulf/carte-map-fl.aspx
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Contents: General description and access methods.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=22&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=22

Finlayson Arm, Upper. Journal, Notes.
Location: West of Victoria.
Gowlland Tod Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... lland_tod/
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Kayaking Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2003).
Notes and journal (day trip, loop): Marina, Sawluctus Island, Misery Bay, Christmas Point; turn back due to worsening weather. Reference to places farther north (Elbow Point, Squally Reach, Spectacle Creek, McKenzie Bight).

Gabriola Island and Flat Top Islands. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Drumbeg Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... s/drumbeg/
Route descriptions (day trips):
1. Silva Bay, Lily Island, Gaviola Island, Acorn Island, Bath Island, Saturnina Island, Sear Island and Tugboat Island, Silva Bay.
2. Degnen Bay, Gabriola Passage, Valdes Island, Kendrick Island, Breakwater Island, Sear and Tugboat Islands, Silva Bay, Drumbeg PP, Gabriola Passage, Degnen Bay.
Title at source: Paddling the Gabriola Flat Tops.

Gabriola Island, Valdes Island and Flat Top Islands. Journal, Notes.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Kayaking Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2003).
Route description (day trip): Drumbeg PP, Gabriola Passage, Cordero Point, Wakes Cove and Wakes Cove PP, Kendrick Island, Valdes Island, Breakwater Island, ... , Flat Top Islands, Carlos Island, Silva Bay, Drumbeg PP.

Gabriola Island area. Journal, Notes.
Relevant Parks: Gabriola Sands and Descanso Bay.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Kayaking Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2003).
Route description (day trip): Pilot Bay, Tinson Point, Malaspina Point, Malaspina Galleries, Descanso Bay, Tonson Point, Entrance Island lighthouse, Forwood Channel, Orlebar Point, Pilot Bay.

Galiano Island and Valdes Island. Online, Notes, Photos.
Dionisio Point Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... onisio_pt/
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Mark Schilling.
Places mentioned: Yellow Point Park (Ladysmith), Blackberry Point, Shingle Point, Dionisio Point; Trincomali Channel, Porlier Pass.
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=49&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=49

Gulf Islands. Information.
As used here, the Gulf Islands extend from Victoria and the Chatham Islands in the south, to Nanaimo and Gabriola Island in the north.
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/gulf/default.asp
Maps of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/gulf/c ... p-nfl.aspx
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/gulf/carte-map-fl.aspx
Former provincial parks now part of the National Park Reserve.
Beaumont Marine Provincial Park (South Pender Island).
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=504
Cabbage Island Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=507
D'Arcy Island Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=425
Isle-de-Lis Marine Provincial Park (Rum Island).
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=439
Prevost Island Protected Area.
http://www.vancouverisland.com/ParksAnd ... ls/?ID=620
Princess Margaret Marine Provincial Park (Portland Island).
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=525
Sidney Spit Marine Provincial Park (Sidney Island, Haro Strait).
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=453
Gulf Islands, North and South.
The boundary between the North and South Gulf Islands is poorly defined, as indeed it should be; it suffices to say that lies in the Saltspring Island area.

Gulf Islands Provincial and Regional Parks. Information.
Ed note: As best I know,
all the following parks lie in the northern part of the Gulf Islands, and
all parks in the southern part have been taken over by the National Park Reserve.
Descanso Bay Regional Park (Gabriola Island).
http://www.rdn.bc.ca/cms.asp?wpID=1247
http://www.gulfislandseh.com/gabriola/descanso.htm
Drumbeg Provincial Park (Gabriola Island).
Ed notes: Day-use only, nasty vegetation.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... s/drumbeg/
Gabriola Sands Provincial Park (Gabriola Island).
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... ola_sands/
Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /montague/
Pirates Cove Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... s/pirates/
Wakes Cove Provincial Park (Valdes Island).
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... akes_cove/
Whaleboat Island Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... whaleboat/

Gulf Islands. Notes.
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Contents: Background, access/egress points, campgrounds and parks; no Routes as such.
Title at source: The Gulf Island Chain.

Gulf Islands, North. Notes.
Source: Ince, John and Hedi Köttner. Sea Kayaking Canada’s West Coast. Raxas Books, Vancouver (1982). Ed note: Some of the logistical information may not be current; and gear has improved since publication.
Places mentioned: Many access points. Trincomali Channel, Georgia Strait, Porlier Passage, Gabriola Passage; Wallace Island, Reid Island, Tent Island, Thetis Island, Valdes Island, Whaleboat Island, Degnen Bay, Silva Bay, Flat Top Islands, Canoe Islets.

Gulf Islands, South. Notes.
Source: Ince, John and Hedi Köttner. Sea Kayaking Canada’s West Coast. Raxas Books, Vancouver (1982).
Ed note: Some of the logistical information may not be current; and gear has improved since publication.
Route description: Sidney, Sidney Channel, James Island, Sidney Island, D'Arcy Island and Little D'Arcy Island; Sidney Island and Sidney Spit Marine Provincial Park; Prevost Passage, Morseby Island, Morseby Passage, Portland Island (Princess Margaret Marine Provincial Park), Shute Passage?, Swartz Passage (not at Toporama but obvious from the map), Sidney.

Mayne Island, Prevost Island, Saltspring Island (Ganges Harbour). Online, Notes, Photos.
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/gulf/carte-map-fl.aspx
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Route description:
Places mentioned: Mayne Island (Village Bay), Hawkins Island, Prevost Island, Saltspring Island (Ganges Harbour).
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=40&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=40

Pender Island and South Pender Island. Journal, Notes.
Beaumont Marine Provincial Park (South Pender Island).
ALLAN: Change to Gulf Islands NP.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Kayaking Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2003).
Route description: Pender Island (North Pender Island at the source; by ferry from Saltspring Island), Port Browning, Aldridge Point, Mortimer Spit, Pender Canal, Ainslie Point, Beaumont Park; turn back due to wind and rain.

Pender Island and South Pender Island. Online, Photos.
Ed note: Sidney area.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Phantom Power.
Ed note: February paddle, photos only.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 06&t=32155

Portland Island and area. Online, Journal.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: SGrant.
Route description: Swartz Bay ferry dock, Portland Island, camp, explore, return. Places mentioned include also Pellow Islets, Chads Island, Brackman Island, Hood Island, Shute Passage, Pym Island and Knapp Island.
Title at source: Easter Island.
2002 trip. Title at source: Gulf Islands Trip.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... =10&t=3309
2005 trip. Title at source: Easter Island, 2005.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=12126
2007 trip. Title at source: Easter at Easter Island.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=22187

Portland Island. Online, Notes, Photos.
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/gulf/carte-map-fl.aspx
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Access and places mantioned: From Swartz Bay (north of Sidney); Arbutus Point, Shell Beach, Princess Bay.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=68&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=68

Gulf Islands. Notes.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Places mentioned: D'Arcy Island, Sidney Spit, Isle-De-Lis, Princess Margaret Island, Beaumont, Cabbage Island, Ruckle, Montague Harbour, Wallace Island, Dionisio Point, Whaleboat Island, Pirates Cove, Newcastle Island.

Houston Passage, from Southey Point (Saltspring Island). Notes.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Wallace Island Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... s/wallace/
Destinations from Southey Point launch site: Idol Island, Tent Island, Kuper Island and the chain of islands from Wallace Island to Norway Island (including the Secretary Islands). Camping is possible on Wallace Island.
Title at source: Southey Point—Saltspring Island.

Juan de Fuca Strait. Whiffin Spit (Sooke) to Pedder Bay. Online, Journal.
Source: PaddleWise library.
Author: Doug Lloyd.
Route description: Sooke, Whiffin Spit, Simpson Point, Company Point, Possession Point, Secretary (Donaldson) Island, O’Brien Point, Cabin Point, Beechey Head, Alldridge Point, West Bedford Island, Whirl Bay, Christopher Point, Eemdyk Passage (inside Bentinck Island), Edye Point, Pedder Bay.
Title at source: The Perfect Norm.
http://www.paddlewise.net/stories/dlloyd3.html

Ladysmith area, south shore. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Route descriptions (day trips):
1. Transfer Beach Park to Dunsmuir Islands and Sibell Bay; return.
2. Transfer Beach Park, Holland Bank and Creek; return.
Title at source: Transfer Beach Park—Ladysmith.

Ladysmith Harbour. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Route description (day trip): Ladysmith boat ramp, Woods Islands; return.
Title at source: Ladysmith boat ramp.

Ladysmith area, north shore; from Evening Cove. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Route description (day trip): Evening Cove, Coffin Point, Stuart Channel, Coffin Island, Sharpe Point, Dunsmuir Islands, Bute Island, Sibell Bay, Evening Cove.
Title at source: Evening Cove—North Oyster.

Maple Bay area. Notes, Journal
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Route description (day trip): Maple Bay, Bird’s Eye Cove (alternate launch site), Paddy Mile Stone, Octopus Point; return.
Title at source: Maple Bay boat ramp.

Nanaimo area. Newcastle Island. Information.
Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... newcastle/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=290

Nanaimo area. Newcastle Island and Protection Island. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Route description (day trip): Nanaimo Harbour, Newcastle Island Passage, Bate Point, Mark Bay, Protection Island, outside Newcastle Island, Brownie Bay, Kanaka Bay; return.
Title at source: Nanaimo Harbour.

Nanaimo area. Newcastle Island and Protection Island. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: paddling.net
Author: Gary Backlund.
Ed note: Online version of Route with the same title published in Easykayaker'
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?21

Nanaimo area. Newcastle Island circumnavigation. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park. Notes, Journal.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... newcastle/
Route description (day trip): Brechin boat ramp, Newcastle Island Passage, Midden Bay, Shaft Point, Departure Bay, Saltery Beach, Tyne Point, Nares Point, McKay Point, Kanaka Bay, The Gap, Mark Bay, Bate Point, Newcastle Island Passage, Brechin boat ramp.
Title at source: Brechin boat ramp—Nanaimo.

Nanaimo area. Departure Bay to Piper's Lagoon; return. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Pipers Lagoon Park.
http://www.vancouverislandaccommodation ... pipers.htm
Route description (day trip): Departure Bay, Brandon Island, Jesse Island, Horswell Bluff, Piper’s Lagoon (Page Lagoon at Toporama?), Piper’s Spit (Lagoon Head at Toporama?); return.
Title at source: Departure Bay to Piper’s Lagoon—Nanaimo.

Nanaimo area. Hammond Bay and Piper’s Lagoon. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Henderson, Vi. Piper's Lagoon; a Historic and Captivating Vancouver Island Park. Self published (1984).
Route description (day trip): Charmaine Boat Launch, Hammond Bay; return.
Title at source: Piper’s Lagoon—Nanaimo.

Nanoose Bay area. Schooner Cove and Yeo Islands. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Route description (day trip): Schooner Cove (near Nankivell Point), Amelia Island, Yeo Islands, Schooner Cove Marina.
Title at source: Schooner Cove—Nanoose.

Prevost Island. Online, Notes, Photos.
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/gulf/carte-map-fl.aspx
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Mark Schilling.
Route description: Swartz Bay, Saltspring Island, Beaver Point, Prevost Island, Trincomali Channel, Active Pass, Village Bay (Mayne Island), North Pender Island, Moresby Island, Portland Island, Swartz Bay.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=36&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=36

Saltspring Island, Galiano Island and area. Journal, Notes.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Kayaking Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2003).
Notes: Baders Beach, Booth Bay, Burgoyne Bay and Idol Island. Southey Point, Tent Island (FN property), Kuper Island (FN property), Secretary Chain (Wallace Island to Norway Island). Hudson Point. Long Harbour. Ganges Harbour. Prevost Island Protected Area. Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park.
Notes and journal: Long Harbour, Nose Point, Selby Point (Prevost Island), James Bay, Peile Point, Montague Harbour, full campground, return to Prevost Island, James Bay, Selby Point, Nose Point, Long Harbour.

Sechelt Inlet. Information.
Sechelt Inlets Marine Provincial Park.
This park area consists of six sites: Halfway Beach, Kunechin Point, Piper Point, Tzoonie Narrows, Thornhill and Skaiakos.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... index.html
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=475
Porpoise Bay Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /porpoise/
Mount Richardson Provincial Park.
The park operates boat-accessible camping sites at Oyster Beach, Nine Mile Point and Tuwanek.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... ichardson/

Sechelt Inlet. Online, Journal.
Sources: Club site and Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: SGrant.
Route description (loop trip): Sechelt, Porpoise Bay, Four-Mile Point, Nine-Mile Point, Salmon Inlet to north side and Kunechin Point, Kunechin Islets. Day trip along north shore (across from Black Bear Point). Return to Sechelt.
CCR thread:
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=13547
Photos and discussion:
http://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.a ... C_ID=12444

Sechelt Inlet. Online, Journal, Photos.
Sources: Private site and Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: JAGM77.
Route description: Sechelt Inlet Road, Tuwanek, Tuwanek Point, Lamb Islets, Salmon Inlet, Kunechin Point, Storm Bay, Narrows Inlet, Tsoonie Narrows; turn back; Narrows Inlet, Storm Bay, Halfway Beach, Salmon Inlet, … , Tuwanek.
Title at source: Sechelt Inlet - May 2007.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 06&t=33623
Link to blog:
http://outdoorfreedom.blogspot.com/2007 ... inlet.html

Sechelt Inlet. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: marcjboudreau.
Route description: Ferry to Sechelt, put-in at Tillicum Bay, Haflway Beach; return.
Title at source: Sechelt Inlet - May 22 - 24, 2010.
Report:
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 06&t=35897

Sechelt Inlet. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum
Author: Nomadkris.
Route description: Tillicum Bay, Nine Mile Point; return.
Title at source: Sechelt Inlet - Victoria Day weekend.
Report:
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 06&t=38218

Sechelt Inlet. Notes.
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Access/egress points: Porpoise Bay and Porpoise Bay Provincial Park.
Route description, west side: Porpoise Bay, Poise Island, Snake Bay, Carlson Point, Piper Point, Skaiakos Point, Halfway Islet; return or cross to east side.
Route description, east side: Porpoise Bay, Four Mile Point, Tuwanek, Tuwanek Point, Oyster Beach, Nine Mile Point, cross Salmon Inlet (side trip to Thornhill Creek), to Kunechin Islets and Point, Cawley Point, Storm Bay, Narrows Inlet (side trip to Tzoonie Narrows), Highland Point, Doriston, Skookum Island; return (entering Sechelt Rapids is NOT recommended).

Sechelt Inlet and Narrows Inlet. Notes.
Source: Ince, John and Hedi Köttner. Sea Kayaking Canada’s West Coast. Raxas Books, Vancouver (1982).
Ed note: Some of the logistical information may not be current; and gear has improved since publication.
Some places mentioned: Porpoise Bay, Tuwanek Point, Sechelt Inlet, Narrows Inlet, Sechelt Rapids (to be avoided except at slack tide and then paddled only with extreme caution), Storm Bay, Tzoonie Narrows and River.

Sooke Basin. Journal, Notes.
Location: On Juan de Fuca Strait, west of Victoria.
Ed note: BC Parks does not list Whiffin Spit Park.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Kayaking Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2003).
Notes and journal (day trip, loop): Whiffin Spit, Cooper Cove, Hutchinson Cove, Roche Cove, Anderson Cove, Hill Head, Whiffin Spit.

South Pender Island. Online, Notes, Photos.
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/gulf/carte-map-fl.aspx
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Dan Millsip.
Contents: Access points and general description.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=70&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=70

Strait of Georgia. Gibsons to Secret Cove. Notes.
Sargeant Bay Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /sargeant/
Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /smuggler/
Simson Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... gs/simson/
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description: Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Davis Bay, Selma Park, Sechelt, Sargeant Bay, Halfmoon Bay, Welcome Beach, Merry Island (off Reception Point and Welcome Beach), Welcome Passage, South and North Thormanby Islands, Smuggler Cove, Secret Cove.
Title at source: Strait of Georgia.

Thetis Island and Kuper Island. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Notes on three launch sites and short trips.
Route description (day trip): Kuper Island circumnavigation, including Tent Island.
Title at source: Thetis Island.

Victoria Harbour and The Gorge. Journal, Notes.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Kayaking Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2003).
Notes and journal (day trip, loop): Put-in above Tillicum Bridge, The Gorge, Upper Harbour, Songhees Point, Shoal Point, Laurel Point, James Bay, Inner Harbour, The Gorge, Portage Inlet; take out at put-in.

Yellow Point area. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Yellow Point.
http://www.vancouverisland.com/regions/ ... ownID=4036
Roberts Memorial Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... berts_mem/
Route description (day trip): Blue Heron Park, Roberts Memorial PP; past Blue Heron Park to coves southwest of it; return.
Title at source: Blue Heron Park—Yellow Point.

Wallace Island. Online, Notes, Photos.
Location: Northeast of Chemainus, near Galiano Island.
Wallace Island Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... s/wallace/
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Mark Schilling.
Contents: General description, background and description of access methods.
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=50&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=50