North Coast

North Coast

Coverage
Coastal Routes only, from AK border and the Portland Canal, south to Milbanke Sound and on to Cape Caution.

Specific inclusions
Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Gwaii Haanas (formerly Queen Charlotte Islands), Kitkatla, Klemtu, Namu, Owikeeno, Prince Rupert, Shearwater.
Chatham Sound, Cultus Sound, Estevan Sound, Fitz Hugh Sound, Hecate Strait, Laredo Sound, Queens Sound, Smith Sound.
Balagny Passage, Choked Passage, Convoy Passage, Douglas Channel, Edye Passage, Fairmile Passage, Finlayson Channel, Gale Passage, Grenville Channel, Hakai Passage, Hunter Channel, Higgins Passage, Inside Passage, Jackson Passage, Joassa Channel, Klaquaek Channel, Kwakshua Channel, Lama Passage, Laredo Channel, Mathieson Channel, Meyers Passage, Moss Passage, Nass Bay, Open Bight, Otter Channel, Princess Royal Channel, Reid Passage, Seaforth Channel, Tolmie Channel, Union Passage, Venn Passage, Ward Channel.

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Caution.
Those of us with a background in lake and river paddling, even those comfortable in big water, might reflect on whether we possess the knowledge, equipment and skills necessary to deal with the very different hazards associated with coastal paddling. A course or a guided trip might be a good idea before attempting any of the coastal Routes described in the links given below.
From what I've read, every responsible paddler carries a VHF radio and is well versed in its operation.
Sea Conditions Rating System.
Author: Eric Soares.
http://site.netopia.com/tsunami/seacond ... ingsystem/
Sea and Sea Kayak Paddler Ratings.
http://www.amc-ny.org/recreational-acti ... ings2.html
Ocean Canoeing; some basics.
Author: SGrant.
Ed comment: Thoughtful, thorough article, followed by discussion; highly recommended.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=24193

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End-to-end Routes
Routes traversing the entire North coast.

Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. Online, Journal, Photos.
Segment of a trip from San Juan Islands WA to Skagway AK.
Source: Private site.
Sunny Sanctuary Campground.
http://www.sunnysanctuary.com/
Author: Denis Dwyer.
Ed note: C denotes campsite.
Route description (condensed): ... , Port Hardy (Sunny Sanctuary campground), Goletas Channel, Queen Charlotte Strait, Shelter Bay (C), Skull Cove (C), Cape Caution, Smith Sound and Chest Island (C), Open Bight, Goose Bay and Duncanby Marina (“C”), Rivers Inlet, Klaquaek Channel, Addenbrooke Point, Convoy Passage, Fitz High Sound, south of Kwakume Point (C), Namu (“C”), Kaiete Point, Lama Passage, Shearwater (“C”), Seaforth Channel, Balagny Passage and Watch Island, Blair Inlet and one of the Roar Islets (C), Reid Passage, Mathieson Channel, Arthur Island, Rescue Bay (C), Jackson Passage, Finlayson Channel, Klemtu (C), Tolmie Channel and Sarah Island, Green Inlet (C), Graham Reach (of Princess Royal Channel), Khutze Inlet, Butedale (“C”), Fraser Reach (of Princess Royal Channel), Kingcome Point, McKay Reach, Trivett Point, Gribbell Island ((C); near Point Cumming), Douglas Channel, Promise Island, Hartley Bay (“C”), Coughlan Anchorage, Grenville Channel, Mosely Point ((C); not at Toporama; must be near outlet from Belowe Lake), Nabannah Bay (C), Northness Point ((C); across from point), Pitt Point, Rippon Point, Oona River (“C”), Kelp Passage, Chatham Sound, Kitson Island (C), Chatham Sound, Prince Rupert, ...
Report.
http://denisdwyer.blogspot.com/
More photos.
http://picasaweb.google.com/denisdwyer5 ... 8130795010
http://picasaweb.google.com/denisdwyer5 ... 3342930594
Every Trail entries.
Title at source: Sea Kayaking The Inside Passage - Video Slide Shows.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=667372
Title at source: Sea Kayaking The Inside Passage - From Port Hardy BC To Cape Fox AK.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=666040
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Ed note: Campsites are denoted by (C).
Scotia Bay Resort (campground).
http://www.quartermasterdesign.com/poin ... cotia.html
Authors: David and Pearl.
Segment 1 (of 4) of continuous Inside Passage trip from Port Hardy.
http://www.omick.net/adventure/kayak%20 ... 202009.htm
Route description: Port Hardy (Scotia Bay campground), Goletas Channel, Gordon Group, Deserters Group, Shelter Bay (C), Southgate Group, Skull Cove (C); day trip to Allison Harbour; Schooner Channel, Nakwakto Rapids, Seymour Inlet, Treadwell Bay, Slingsby Channel, Fox Islands (C), Buccleugh Point, Burnett Bay, Wilkie Point and Bay (C), Cape Caution, Indian Cove, Neck Ness, Hoop Bay, Smith Sound, Redsand Beach (C), Brown Island, Kelp Head, Cranstown Point, Open Bight (C), Fury Island (C), Fairmile Passage, (C), cross Fitz Hugh Sound, Kwakshua Channel, Choked Passage, Wolf Beach, Calvert Island (North Beach; C), cross Hakai Passage, Serpent Group, Triquet Island (C), Breadner Point, Queens Sound, Gosling Island (C); day trips; Purple Bluff, McNaughton Group, Hunter Channel, (C), Bella Bella, Shearwater (C).
Title at source: Port Hardy to Bella Bella.
Report.
http://www.omick.net/adventure/kayak%20 ... 0Bella.htm
Segment 2 (of 4) of continuous Inside Passage trip from Port Hardy.
http://www.omick.net/adventure/kayak%20 ... 202009.htm
Route description: Shearwater, Seaforth Channel, past Spiller Channel, Don Peninsula (C), Balagny Passage, Reid Passage, Oliver Cove, Mathieson Channel, Perceval Narrows, Cockle Bay, Sloop Narrows, Moss Passage, Dallas Island (C), cross Finlayson Channel, beach north of Pidwell Reef (C), Higgins Passage (C), Wilby Point, Laredo Sound, Monk Bay (C), Dallain Point, Laredo Channel, Ramsbotham Islands, Baker Point (C), Ulric Point, Rennison Island, Dupont Island, Campania Island (C; NW side), climb Mount Pender, McMicking Inlet (C), Otter Channel, Cherry Islets (C), Mollison Point, Union Passage, Peters Narrows, Hawkins Narrows, Grenville Channel, Red Bluff Creek (C), Lowe Inlet, Evening Point (C; before Klewnuggit Inlet), Baker Inlet, Kumealon Inlet (C); day trip to Kumealon Passage; McMicking Island, Genn Island, Kitson Island (C), Prince Rupert (C).
Title at source: Bella Bella to Prince Rupert.
Report.
http://www.omick.net/adventure/kayak%20 ... Rupert.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Port Simpson to Victoria. Online, Journals.
VisionQuest Recovery Society.
http://www.visionquestsociety.org/
Authors: Ed Hill, Jody Patterson & David Payne.
Route description: Hazelton, Skeena River, Kitwanga, Terrace, Prince Rupert, Port Simpson, Prince Rupert, Kitkatla, Hartley Bay, Klemtu, Bella Bella, Namu, Owikeeno, Open Bight, Cape Caution. Port Hardy, Fort Rupert, Alert Bay, Kelsey Bay, Sayward, Brown’s Bay, Campbell River, Comox, Qualicum, Nanoose, Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Cowichan/Duncan, Saanich, Esquimault, Victoria.
http://www.visionquestsociety.org/histo ... aution.pdf
http://www.visionquestsociety.org/histo ... ctoria.pdf
http://www.visionquestsociety.org/histo ... ticles.pdf
http://www.visionquestsociety.org/histo ... sNotes.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Prince Rupert to Port Hardy. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Jon Dawkins.
Ed note: C denotes campsite.
Route description (condensed): Prince Rupert, McMicking Island (C), Gilbert Island (C), Hankin Point (C), Ralston Islands (C), Monckton Inlet (C), Campania Island (C), Baker Point ((C); northwest side of Laredo Channel), Elbow Camp ((C); not at Toporama; near Saunders Point on Meyers Passage), Klemtu (resupply), Cockle Bay (C), Gale Passage (C), Islet 48 (C), Triquet Island (C), North Beach (C), 13.8 Cove (C), Open Bight (C), Red Sand Beach (C), Shelter Bay (C), Port Hardy.
Title at source: [i ]The Outside Passage 2010; Prince Rupert to Port Hardy.[/i]
Report.
http://3meterswell.blogspot.com/2010_02_01_archive.html
Photos.
http://picasaweb.google.com/stratus5b/T ... irectlink#
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Other Routes

Bella Bella area. Information.
Bella Bella.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bella_Bell ... h_Columbia
http://bella-bella.travel.bc.ca/
http://www.ccrd-bc.ca/communities/bella-bella.php
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/ ... ownID=3531
http://www.qqsprojects.org/about/bella_bella.html
https://www.google.ca/search?q=bella+be ... 66&bih=675
Fitz Hugh Sound.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitz_Hugh_Sound
Jackson Narrows Marine Provincial Park. Information.
Wikipedia note: “located on the west side of Mathieson Channel to the north of the community of Bella Bella.”
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... n_narrows/
https://www.google.com/search?q=Jackson ... 66&bih=675
Namu.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namu,_British_Columbia
http://www.sfu.ca/archaeology-old/museu ... 000002.HTM
http://www.sfu.ca/archaeology-old/museum/bc/namu_src/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=namu&cli ... 66&bih=675
Shearwater.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shearwater ... h_Columbia
http://www.centralcoastadventures.ca/
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/ ... ownID=3717
http://www.ccrd-bc.ca/communities/denny-island.php
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bella Bella to Port Hardy. Online, Journal.
Source: paddling.net
Authors: Dan Starer & Lyn Goldsmith.
Route description: Bella Bella, Hunter Passage, Sans Peur Passage, Hunter Island, Triquet Island, Kittyhawk Group, Triquet Island, Hakai area, Calvert Island, Kwakshua Passage, Fish Egg Inlet, Fifer Bay, Fury Island, Brown Island, Skull Cove, Shelter Bay, Bell Island, Port Hardy.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?1536
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bella Bella, Seaforth Channel, Fitz Hugh Sound, Namu. Notes.
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: Bella Bella village, Ocean Falls, Seaforth Channel, island lagoons, Queens Sound, Goose Island, Calvert Island, Fitz Hugh Sound, Koeye River, Namu.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bella Bella area. Hunter Channel, Cultus Sound, Choked Passage, Hakai Passage, Triquet Island, Joassa Channel, Seaforth Channel. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Jon Dawkins.
Ed notes: Campsites are denoted by (C).
Route description (condensed): McLoughlin Bay (near Bella Bella), “Shell Beach” ((C); on island in Hunter Channel, near Soulsby Point), Cultus Sound (C), Serpent Group (C), Choked Passage, Adams Harbour, Wolf Beach (C), Hakai Passage, Triquet Island ((C); cabin), Cultus Sound (C), Joassa Channel ((C); cabin), Seaforth Channel, Shearwater.
Title at source: Bella Bella 2005.
Report.
http://3meterswell.blogspot.com/search? ... -results=1
Photos.
http://picasaweb.google.com/stratus5b/B ... 0548179586
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bella Bella area. Lama Passage, Seaforth Channel, Queens Sound, McMullin Group, Goose Group, Cultus Sound, Hunter Channel, Lama Passage. Notes.
McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description: McLoughlin Bay, Lama Passage, Dryad Point, Seaforth Channel, Lay Point, Hose Point (Horsfall Island), Ralt Narrows?, Joassa Channel?, Cree Point, Louise Channel (SW end), Queens Sound, McMullin Group, Goose Group, McNaughton Group, Cultus Sound, Sans Peur Passage, Hunter Channel, Soulsby Point, Lama Passage, McLoughlin Bay.
Alternate route from Cultus Sound: Spider Island and Spitfire Channel, Triquet Island, Stirling Island, Choked Passage, ... , Namu or Port Hardy.
Title at source: Bella Bella and Hakai.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bella Bella area. Jackson Cove. Online, Map.
Ed note: Map only.
Location: “Shearwater”. Ed note: Off Susan Island, northwest of Bella Bella.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: bschafer.
Route description (“1.2 miles”): Day trip.
Title at source: Kayaking jackson cove.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1287884
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bella Bella area. Online, Map.
Ed note: Map only.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: susanmarieconrad.
Places on map: Bella Bella; Cunningham Island, Campbell Island, Denny Island, Hunter Island.
Title at source: PH2BB.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1807946
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bella Coola and area. Information.
Bella Coola.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bella_Cool ... h_Columbia
http://www.bellacoola.ca/
http://www.hellobc.com/bella-coola.aspx
http://www.bellacoolamuseum.ca/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=bella+co ... 66&bih=675
Hagensborg.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagensborg ... h_Columbia
http://www.bellacoola.ca/culture/hagensborg.php
http://www.hagensborg-bc.worldweb.com/
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/ ... ownID=4015
https://www.google.ca/search?q=hagensbo ... 66&bih=675
Sir Alexander Mackenzie Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /sir_alex/
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... t_cul.html
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/parks/?id=543
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Alexan ... ncial_Park
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Sir+Alex ... 66&bih=675
First Crossing of North America National Historic Site.
http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg ... x?id=14662
http://www.bellacoola.ca/culture/mackenzie-rock.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_ ... xplorer%29
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bella Coola to Prince Rupert. Notes.
Thomas, Alister. More of Canada’s Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Author: Dunnery Best.
Route description: Bella Coola, North Bentwick Arm, Mesachie Nose, Dean Channel, Mackenzie’s rock, past Cousins Inlet, Georgie Point, Gunboat Passage, Bella Bella, Seaforth Channel, Cecilia Island, Milbanke Sound, lift to Klemtu, Tolmie Channel, Graham Reach, Grenville Channel, Chatham Sound, Prince Rupert.
Title at source: Paddling B.C.’s Inside Passage in a 16-Foot Canoe: Minor Miracles or Dumb Luck?
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Fitz Hugh Sound. Information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitz_Hugh_Sound
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Fitz Hugh Sound area. Online, Journal.
Source: ripplewake library.
Authors: Krusty and Monster
Ed note: Thanks to Monster for the following.
The Hakai area covers most of Burke Channel and part of Calvert Island.
The area North of Hakai, including Hunter Island, is not a recognized canoe or kayak route. In particular, there is no recognized BC Ferry service to this area.
Special arrangements (not easily made) with the actual Captain on the Queen of Chilliwack during that particular run were necessary. In short, do not expect to be able to make the same trip.
End Ed note.
Route description: Queen of Chilliwack from Port Hardy, wet exit. McNaughton Group, Spider Island, Kittyhawk Group, Rupert Island, Edwards Island, Leckie Bay, Ward Channel, Underhill Island, Fitz Hugh Sound. Wet pick-up by Queen of Chilliwack.
Ed note: Part of this Route is described by Tom Unger in Klemtu ....
http://ripplewake.ca/tr/hakai/index.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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Haida Gwaii. Information.
Ed note: Loosely known as the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Resource.
Frazer, Neil. Boat Camping Haida Gwaii: A Small Vessel Guide to the Queen Charlotte Islands. Harbour Publishing (2001).
Gwaii Haanas.
Ed note: Gwaii Haanas strictly refers to part of Morseby Island [Source: Wikipedia].
http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/1938/
http://cpawsbc.org/campaigns/gwaii-haanas
http://www.gohaidagwaii.ca/what-to-do/t ... aii-haanas
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Gwaii+Ha ... 66&bih=675
http://www.nautilusswell.com/gwaiihaanas
http://sandspitbc.ca/index.php/parks-and-conservancies
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site.
Location: South part of Moresby Island; the northern boundary wanders from about 7 km south of Louise Island to Tasu Narrows.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/157
http://www.photoscanada.com/gallery/nin ... nesco_site
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/gwaiihaanas/index_e.asp
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/gwaiihaanas/index.aspx
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/gwaiihaanas/natcul.aspx
http://www.spacesfornature.org/greatspaces/moresby.html
http://www.greatcanadianparks.com/bcolu ... /index.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwaii_Haan ... itage_Site
http://www.moon.com/destinations/britis ... rk-reserve
http://www.hellobc.com/activitylisting/ ... -site.aspx
http://www.butterflytours.bc.ca/UNESCO.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Haida Gwaii. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Title at source: These Mist-Covered Mountains ( A soggy Queen Charlotte Islands trip report).
http://johanna.wandel.ca/gwaiihaanas/index.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Haida Gwaii. Louise Island. Online, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: aaront.
Route description: Not provided.
Title at source: Louise Island - Haida Gwaii.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 06&t=33265
Photos.
http://picasaweb.google.ca/trowbridge.a ... irectlink#
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Haida Gwaii. North Moresby Island. Notes.
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: Queen Charlotte City, Skidegate Inlet, Sandspit, Cumshewa Head, Cumshewa Inlet, Carmichael Passage, Dana Inlet, Skedans, Vertical Point, Tanu, Darwin Sound, Lyell Island, Windy Bay, Hotspring Island.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Haida Gwaii. South Moresby Island. Notes.
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: Hotspring Island, Juan Perez Sound, Section Cove, Burnaby Island and Strait, Swan Bay. Skincuttle Inlet, Jedway, Ikeda Cove, Collision Bay, Benjamin Point, Rose Harbour, Houston Stewart Channel, Anthony Island.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Haida Gwaii. South Moresby Island. Notes.
Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Places mentioned: Burnaby Island, Juan Perez Sound, Bishof Islands, Lyell Island, Hotsprings Island, Tanu, Tangil Peninsula, Cumshewa Inlet, Moresby Camp, Graham Island.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Haida Gwaii. Moresby Camp, Skedans Point, Hotspring Island, Dolomite Narrows, Rose Harbour, Anthony Island. Notes.
McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description: Moresby Camp, Cumshewa Inlet, Skedans Point, Vertical Point, Talunkwan Island, Tanu Island, Windy Bay (Lyell Island), Hotspring Island, Juan Perez Sound, Dolomite Narrows, Benjamin Point, Houston Stewart Channel, Rose Harbour, Anthony Island; return.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Haida Gwaii. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: trailpeak.com
Author: wespresso.
Content (“100 km, 4d+9h”): Qualitative description and access means.
Title at source: Haida Gwaii.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Haida-Gw ... it-BC-5782
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Haida Gwaii. Raspberry Cove to Moresby Camp. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Source: Lund family library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Moresby Camp, water taxi to Raspberry Cove; side trip to SGang Gwaay; Carpenter Bay, Ikeda Cove, Jedway Bay, Island Bay, Green Cove, Ramsay Island, Hotsprings Island, Moresby Camp.
Title at source: Gwaii Haanas.
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund5/05quee ... /index.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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Hakai area. Information.
Hakai Lúxvbálís Conservancy. Information.
Location: On Hunter Island, south of Bella Bella.
Ed note: Formerly Hakai Recreation Area.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... luxvbalis/
http://bcadventure.com/adventure/explor ... /hakai.htm
http://www.wavelengthmagazine.com/2003/jj03central.html
http://www.wavelengthmagazine.com/Paddl ... Coast.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvert_Is ... olumbia%29
http://www.travel.bc.ca/listings/hakai- ... rea/21824/
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/parks/?id=28
http://www.hellobc.com/activitylisting/ ... -area.aspx
http://en.wordpress.com/tag/hakai-pass- ... ancy-area/
Penrose Island Marine Provincial Park. Information.
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/parks/?id=38
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penrose_Is ... ncial_Park
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/parks/?id=38
http://travelbritishcolumbia.com/things ... cial-park/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Penrose+ ... 66&bih=675
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Hakai area. Kwakshua Channel to Shearwater. Online, Journal, Notes, Photos, GPS.
Source: trailpeak.com
Author: gum.
Ed note: Route not traced on topos, spelling not checked.
Route description (“4d+16h”): Ferry from Port Hardy, wet launch near Hecate Island, Choked Passage, Lower Island, Surf Islands, Flat Island, Starfish Island, Adams Harbour, Odlum Point, Hakai Passage, Maiguy Rock, Stirling Island, Kildidt Sound, Serpent Group, Manley Island, Ronald Island, Triquet Island, Spider Anchorage, Anne Island, Spider Channel, Hunter Island, Swordfish Bay, Superstition Point, Cultus Sound, Granville Islands, Queens Sound, Goose Island, Snipe Island, Gosling Island, Duck Island, Swan Island, Heiltsuk Nation Rediscovery Camp, Golby Passage, McMullin Group, Potts Island and Louise Channel, Boddy Narrows, Quinoot Point, Dufferin Island, Joassa Channel, Rail (Rait?) Narrows, Mur Island, Dundivan Inlet, Seaforth Channel, Hose Bay, Raymond Passage, Lay Point, Kynumpt Harbour, Defeat Point, Ormidale Harbour, Dryad Point, Shearwater. Ferry to Port Hardy. .
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Hakai-Ma ... la-BC-1212
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Klemtu. Information.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klemtu,_British_Columbia
http://www.hellobc.com/klemtu.aspx
http://www.hellobc.com/klemtu/things-to ... oeing.aspx
http://www.bcferriesvacations.com/desti ... klemtu.php
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/ ... ownID=3715
https://www.google.ca/search?q=klemtu&c ... 66&bih=675
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Hawkins Narrows to Klemtu; via Union Passage, Estevan Sound, Laredo Channel and Meyers Passage. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: paddling.net
Author: Fred Pishalski.
Route description: Hawkins Narrows (by boat from Prince Rupert), Union Passage, Peters Narrows, Otter Channel, Estevan Sound, Campania Island, Caamaño Sound, Duckers Islands, Sagers Islands, Laredo Channel, Baker Point of Aristazabal Island, Ramsbotham Islands, Laidlaw Islands, Milne Island, Meyers Passage, Sarah Island, Jane Island, Klemtu.
Title at source: Great Bear Rainforest.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?2506
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Klemtu, Bella Bella, Kwakshua Channel. Online, Journal.
Ed note: North of the Hakai area.
Author: Tom Unger.
Route description: Drive to Port Hardy, Queen of Chilliwack, Klemtu, cross Finlayson Channel to Jackson Passage, Jackson Narrows, Rescue Bay, south down Mathieson Channel, Arthur Island. Mathieson Channel, turn east at Hyde Point, pass Nathan Island, down Lady Trutch Passage, pass Promise Point, down Reid Passage, Oliver Cove, NE of Ivory Island. Cross Seaforth Channel, Gale Passage, Queen’s Sound (Thompson Bay), Waskesiu Passage. West side of Princess Alice Island, through Houghton Islands, east to Louise Channel, Joshua (Joassa?) Channel, Rait Narrows, Seaforth Channel, Horse (Hose?) Point, cross Raymond Passage, Kynumpt Harbour, Bella Bella (New?), ferry to Shearwater for a shower, ferry back to Bella Bella, McLoughlin Bay. Dryad Point, cross Raymond Passage, Hose Point, Rait Narrows, Louise Channel, McMullin Group, Iroquois Island, Simonds Group, Granville Islands, McNaughton Group, Curtis (Cultus?) Sound, Superstition Point, Spider Island, Edna Islands, Triquet Island, Serpent Group, Stirling Island, Nalau Passage, Lewall Inlet, Hakai Passage, Rattenbury Island, Choked Passage, Kwakshua Channel, Experiment Point, wet recovery, ferry to Port Hardy.
Title at source: Hakai.
Ed note: Contains How to Kayak the Hakai Recreation Area. Thanks Tom!
Ed note: Most of this Route appears to be north of the Hakai area. Some of this Route is described in North of Hakai by Krusty and Monster.
http://www.tumtum.com/kayak/trips/Hakai_index.shtml
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Klemtu to Bella Bella; via Meyers Passage, Higgins Passage, Gale Passage, McMullin Group and Cultus Sound. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Jon Dawkins.
Ed note: C denotes campsite.
Route description (condensed): Klemtu, Meyers Passage (C), Milne Island ((C); Laredo Sound), day trip to Disju, Higgins Passage (C), Dallas Island (C), Gale Passage (C; cabin), Joassa Channel (C; cabin), McMullin Group (C), Snipe Island ((C); west coast of Queens Sound; “Outside Goose”), Cultus Sound (C), “Shell Beach” ((C); on island in Hunter Channel, near Soulsby Point), Shearwater.
Title at source: Klemtu 2007.
Report.
http://3meterswell.blogspot.com/search? ... -results=1
Photos.
http://picasaweb.google.com/stratus5b/K ... 8316553186
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Klemtu area. Tolmie Channel, Meyers Narrows; Laredo Inlet; Kitasu Bay; Higgins Passage. Notes.
McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description: Klemtu, Klemtu Passage, Tolmie Channel, Split Head, Meyers Passage, Jorgensen Harbour, Meyers Narrows, west end of Meyers Passage.
Route descriptions of three side trips:
Side trip north (Milne Island, Thistle Passage?, Laredo Inlet, Bay of Plenty).
Side trip to Kitasu Bay and Marvin Islands.
Side trip east (Wilby Point, Abrams Island, Larkin Point, Higgins Passage, Pidwell Reef; return or continue south to Port Hardy).
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Kwakshua Channel to Port Hardy. Online, Journal.
Author: Tom Unger.
Route description: Port Hardy, Discovery Coast ferry, wet launch in Kwakshua Channel (in or near Hakai area). Head across Fitz Hugh Sound; camp on east side, south of Kwakume Point. Fish Egg Inlet, return to Fitz Hugh Sound, Addenbroke Point, Fury Island, Penrose Island Marine Provincial Park, Rivers Inlet, past Goose Bay, Cranstown Point, Smith Sound, Cape Caution, Burnett Bay, Slingsby Channel, Bramham Point, Skull Cove, up Schooner Channel, cross Slingsby Channel, view Nakwakto Rapids, return through Schooner Channel, Southgate Group, Westcott Point, Queen Charlotte Sound, Deserters Group, Bell Island, Port Hardy.
Title at source: Cape Caution.
http://www.tumtum.com/kayak/trips/CapeC ... art1.shtml
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Nass Bay and Nass River. Notes.
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: Nass Bay (Iceberg Bay, Mill Bay, Kincolith) and Nass River (New Aiyansh, Canyon City, Greenville, Fishery Bay).
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Prince Rupert area. Kitson Island Marine Provincial Park.
Location: West of Smith Island, south of Port Edward. .
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... kitson_is/
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... k_map.html
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Kitson+I ... 66&bih=675
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Prince Rupert area. Port Edward, Porcher Island, Welcome Harbour, Cape George. Notes.
McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description: Port Edward (~15 km south of Prince Rupert), Kitson Island and MarinePP, Chatham Sound, Hunt Point of Porcher Island, Edye Passage, past Prescott Island, Edwin Point, Welcome Harbour, Oval Bay, Cape George; return. The remainder of the circumnavigation save for mention of the community of Oona River.
Title at source: Porcher Island.
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Prince Rupert area. Port Edward, Porcher Island, Arthur Island, Stephens Island, Tree Nob Group. Notes.
McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description: Port Edward (~15 km south of Prince Rupert), north side of Porcher Island, Kitson Island, Hunt Point, past Prescott Island, Edye Passage, Arthur Island, Stephens Island, inlet west of Butler Cove, Skiakl Bay, China Islet (west of Skiakl Bay), Hecate Strait, Tree Nob Group; return (assumed from lack of documentation for the north side of Stephens Island).
Title at source: Stephens Island and the Tree Nobs.
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Prince Rupert area. Venn Passage, Chatham Sound, Melville Island, Dundas Island. Notes.
McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description: Prince Rupert (“Fairview floats”), Robertson Point, Metlakatla, Venn Passage, Metlakatla Bay, Tugwell Island, Chatham Sound, Lucy Islands, Melville Island, Dunira Island, Dundas Island, Edith Harbour, White Islets; return.
Title at source: Dundas Island and Melville Island.
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Prince Rupert area. Chatham Sound and Duncan Island. Online, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Ed note: Lucy Island Provincial Park was not listed at BC Provincial Parks in December 2011. The link
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/planning/#skeena
lists Lucy Island Conservancy, Draft Plan under Development; I found other references but nothing formal.
Author: aaront.
Route description: Prince Rupert, Metlakatla Bay and Tugwell Island, Lucy Islands; Melville, Dunira, Moffatt, Baron and Duncan Islands; Chatham Sound, Digby Island, Tremayne Bay, Prince Rupert.
Title at source: Aug 2011, N. Coast Chatham sound ocean canoeing.
CCR thread.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 06&t=38704
Map.
https://picasaweb.google.com/trowbridge ... directlink
Photos.
https://plus.google.com/photos/10978395 ... banner=pwa
https://plus.google.com/photos/10978395 ... banner=pwa
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Prince Rupert area. Morse Basin and Kloiya Bay. Information.
Kloiya Bay.
http://mapcarta.com/24332528
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/51737766
Butze Rapids.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Butze-Ra ... rt-BC-2571
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Re ... umbia.html
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/ftp/DCO/extern ... _final.pdf
http://www.northbceh.com/rupert/parks/butze.htm
http://communityfuturesprincerupert.com ... tive-trail
http://www.visitprincerupert.com/activi ... on/trails/
http://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.a ... C_ID=21071
https://www.google.ca/search?q=butze+ra ... 66&bih=655
Morse Basin.
http://tides.mobilegeographics.com/locations/3920.html
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Morse+Ba ... 66&bih=655
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Prince Rupert area. Morse Basin and Kloiya Bay. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: trailpeak.com
Author: xtremepeaks.
Places mentioned (“15 km, 4 h”): Denise Inlet (about 5 km long). Morse Basin, Galloway Rapids, Miller Bay, Butze Rapids. Camping possible.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Kloiya-b ... rt-BC-6078
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Telegraph Cove to Bella Bella. Notes.
Thomas, Alister. More of Canada’s Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Author: Keith Morton.
Route description: Telegraph Cove (Upper Straits region), Johnstone Strait, Mamalilaculla, Cape Caution, Namu, Bella Bella. Undocumented continuation to Prince Rupert.
Ed note: The same canoe was paddled later that summer from Hazelton to Victoria by the VisionQuest Recovery Society.
http://www.visionquestsociety.org/
Title at source: Telegraph Cove to Bella Bella: Vision Quest.
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