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Coverage
Coastal Routes on the west coast of Vancouver Island (from Port Renfrew clockwise to Cape Sutil).
Interior Routes on Vancouver Island, on waters flowing into the Pacific Ocean.

Specific inclusions
Coastal Routes
Bamfield Inlet, Broken Group, Brooks Peninsula, Bunsby Islands, Cape Scott, Clayoquot Sound, Coal Harbour, Deer Group, Esperanza Inlet, Espinosa Inlet, Fair Harbour, Friendly Cove, Holberg Inlet, Kyuquot Sound, Nootka Sound, Nuchatlitz, Quatsino Sound, Spanish Pilot Group, Tofino, Toquart Bay, Ucluelet Inlet, Yuquot, Zeballos.
Boundary Pass, Brabant Channel, Browning Passage, Calmus Passage, Chain Group, Coaster Channel, Cook Channel, David Channel, Dawley Passage, Father Charles Channel, Grappler Inlet, Heynen Channel, Julia Passage, Loudoun Channel, Marble River Canyon, Markale Passage, Maurus Channel, McKay Passage, Muchalat Inlet, Pinnace Channel, Robbers Passage, Rupert Inlet, Russell Channel, Sechart Channel, Tahsis Inlet, Thiepval Channel, Tlupana Inlet, Trevor Channel.
Interior Routes
Nitinat area (Hobiton Lake, Nitinat Lake, Tsusiat Lake).

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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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Bamfield area and the Deer Group. Journal, Notes.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Kayaking Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2003).
Notes and journal: Pachena Bay and Keeha Beach. West Coast Hiking Trail, to Pachena Point lighthouse. Bamfield Inlet and Grappler Inlet. Poett Nook, Sarita River mouth and Nanat Islet.
Notes: Trevor Channel, Deer Group, Tzartus Island and Chain Group.

Bamfield area and the Deer Group. Notes.
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description (Deer Group): Bamfield (Port Desire), Trevor Channel, Helby Island, Diana Island; side trip to Edward King Island, Leach Islet and Folger Island; Diana Island, Sandford Island, Ross Islets, Fleming Island, Tzartus Island, Bamfield.
Other routes in the Bamfield area: Mills Peninsula, Bamfield Inlet, Grappler Inlet, Tapaltos Bay; Cape Beale.

Broken Group. Information.
Ed note: The usual access point is Toquart Bay, but some parties take the MV Frances Barkley from Port Alberni to Sechart Lodge.
Pacific Rim National Park, Broken Group Islands Unit.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/pacificrim ... ndex_e.asp
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. You Tube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hltNARxQ ... re=related
Brunt, Douglas H. The Broken Islands, Metta Publications, Surrey (2006).

Broken Group. Online, Information.
Source: Northern Waters (shutterfly.com).
Content: Map of the group and notes.
Title at source: Broken Islands (BC).
http://northernwaters.shutterfly.com/brokenislands
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Broken Group. Online, Journal.
Source: paddling.net
Toquart Bay, Clarke Island loop.
Author: safety6.
Route description (loop trip): Toquart Bay, Hand Island, Clarke Island, Wouwer Island, Dicebox Island, Clarke Island, Jacques Island, Hand Island, Pinkerton Islands, Toquart Bay.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?690

Broken Group. Online, Journal.
Source: ripplewake library.
Author: Monster.
Route description: Toquart Bay, Dodd Island, …
Title at source: The Broken Islands Group Aug 9-14 2005.
Ed note: SGrant reported on the same trip.
http://ripplewake.ca/

Broken Group. Online, Journal.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: SGrant.
Route description (loop trip): Detailed Route is not given; places mentioned are Toquart Bay, Stopper Islands, Hand Island, Dodd Island, Willis Island, Turret Island, Gibraltar Island, Gilbert Island, Benson Island, Clarke Island, Coaster Channel, Pinkerton Islands, Verbeke Reef.
Title at source: The Broken Islands.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=13751
Photos and discussion:
http://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.a ... C_ID=12817
Links to videos:
http://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.a ... C_ID=12863
Ed note: Monster reported on the same trip.

Broken Group. Online, Journal.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: SGrant.
Route description (loop trip): Toquart Bay, Stopper Islands, David Channel, Hand Island, Mence Island, past Dodd and Willis Islands, between Trickett and Turret Islands, camp on Turret Island. South side of Turtle Island, between Jarvis and Jaques Islands, between Nettle and Prideaux Islands, Hand Island, return to Toquart Bay.
Ed note: Contains also advice on paddling in the area.
Title at source: Broken Group Islands Thanksgiving Canoe/Kayak Trip, 2003.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... =10&t=3274

Broken Group. Online, Journal.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: SGrant.
Route description (loop trip): Toquart Bay, Stopper Islands, between Hand Island and Pinkerton Islands, past Jacques Island, camp on Gilbert Island. South and east sides of Effingham Island, Wouwer Island, Benson Island, Clarke Island, Cooper Island, Wouwer Island, Clarke Island, Turtle Island, Willis and Dodd Islands, Hand Island, return to Toquart Bay.
Title at source: Broken Group Islands, August 2007.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=26593

Broken Group. Online, Journal.
Author: Tom Unger.
Route description (loop trip): Torquart Bay, Gibraltar Island, Wiebe Island, past Turret Island, Clarke Island. Benson Island, Wouwer Island, Howell Island, Cree Island, Dicebox Island, Clarke Island. Turret Island, Clarke Island. Willis Island, Dodd Island, Turtle Island, Dodd Island. Effingham Island, sea arch, Hand Island, Torquart Bay.
http://www.tumtum.com/gallery/BrokenGrp02.shtml

Broken Group. Online, Journal.
Author: Tom Unger.
Route description (loop trip): Torquart Bay, Hand Island, Willis Island, Benson Island, blow hole, outer island(?), Faber Islets, Gibraltar Island, Dodd Island, lagoon(?), Hand Island, Torquart Bay.
http://www.tumtum.com/gallery/Post84Ky04.shtml

Broken Group. Online, Photos.
Author: Marc Charron.
Route description: Guided day trip in the Broken Group; route not specified.
Title at source: Kayaking in the Broken Group Islands.
http://marccharron.blogspot.com/2009/08 ... lands.html

Broken Group. Notes.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Places mentioned: Stopper Islands, Hand Island, Effingham Island, Benson Island.

Broken Group. 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: Toquart Bay, Stopper Islands, Pinkerton Islands, Julia Passage, Island Harbour group, Hand Island, Turtle Island, Outer Islands.

Broken Group. Toquart Bay, Hand Island, Willis Island, Benson Island, Turtle Island, Gibraltar Island, Hand Island, Toquart Bay. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Route description: Toquart Bay, Stopper Islands, Lyall Point, Hand Island, Brabant Islands, Dodd Island, Willis Island, Lovett Island, Clarke Island, Benson Island, Turret Island, Turtle Island, Willis Island, Keith Island, Mullins Island, Dempster Island, Gibraltar Island, Hand Island, Stopper Islands, Toquart Bay.
Title at source: The Broken Group Islands—Barkley Sound.

Broken Group. Loop from Toquart Bay; via Willis Island and Pinkerton Islands. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Route description: Toquart Bay, Stopper Islands, Lyall Point, Willis Island; day trips; Pinkerton Islands, Equis Beach, Lyall Point, Stopper Islands, Toquart Bay.
Title at source: The Broken Group Islands—Barkley Sound.

Broken Group. Toquart Bay, Pinkerton Islands, Gibraltar Island, Brabant Island, Toquart Bay. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Route description: Toquart Bay, Lyall Point, Equis Beach, Pinkerton Islands, Prideaux Island, Nettle Island, Gibraltar Island; day trips; Jaques Island, Jarvis Island, Brabant Islands, Hand Island, Stopper Islands, Toquart Bay.
Title at source: The Broken Group Islands—Barkley Sound.

Broken Group. Toquart Bay, Hand Island, Turret Island, Benson Island, Effingham Island, Gibraltar Island, Toquart Bay. Notes.
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description: Toquart Bay, Loudoun Channel, Stopper Islands, Hand Island, Dodd Island, Willis Island, Turtle Island, Trickett Island, Turret Island, Clarke Island, Benson Island, Gilbert Island, Wouver Island, Howell Island, Effingham Island, Wiebe Island, Dempster Island, Gibraltar Island, Sechart Lodge (alternate access/egress, from Port Alberni), ... , Loudoun Channel, ... , Toquart Bay.
Title at source: The Broken Group Islands.

Broken Group. Sechart Lodge, Sechart Channel, Tiny Group, Willis Island, Clarke Island, Benson Island, Onion Island, Sechart Lodge. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Route description: Port Alberni, MV Frances Barkley, Sechart Lodge, Sechart Channel, Prideaux Island, Nettle Island, Denne Island, Jaques Island, Jarvis Island, Tiny Group, Chalk Island, Turtle Island, Walsh Island, Dodd Island, Willis Island; Thiepval Channel, Trickett Island, Lovett Island, Owens Island, Clarke Island, Benson Island, return to Willis Island; Turtle Island, Tiny Group, Mullins Island, Onion Island, return to Willis Island; paddle around Dodd Island; return to Sechart via Pinkerton Islands.
Title at source: The Broken Group Islands—Barkley Sound.

Broken Group. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Mark Schilling.
Contents: General description plus description of four access methods (1. Sechelt Lodge, by ship from Port Alberni. 2. Toquart Bay. 3. Bamfield and Deer Group. 4. Ucluelet, with crossing to Clarke Island).
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=85&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=85

Bunsby Islands area. Information.
Big Bunsby Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... ig_bunsby/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=329
Muquin / Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... peninsula/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=331
Rugged Point Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... rugged_pt/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=350

Bunsby Islands. Espinosa Inlet, Brooks Peninsula, Fair Harbour. Online, Journal.
Author: Tom Unger.
Route description: Zeballos, car shuttle. Little Espinosa Inlet, Espinosa Inlet, Nuchatlitz, right turn, Twin Islands (Double Island?), Catala Island, Peculiar Point, Yellow Bluff Bay, Tatchu Point, Sandstone Point, Jurassic Point, Mushroom Point, Rugged Point, Union Island and Kyuquot Sound, Kyuquot village, open coast, Bunsby Islands, Battle Bay, Cuttle Islets, Acous Peninsula, south shore of Brooks Peninsula, Jackson (Jackobson?) Point. Turn around. Acous Peninsula, Bunsby Islands, open coast, Kyuquot village, Kyuquot Sound, Fair Harbour.
http://www.tumtum.com/kayak/trips/Bunsb ... art1.shtml

Bunsby Islands. Notes.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Places mentioned: Fair Harbour, Surprise Island, McLean Island, Bunsby Islands.

Cape Scott area. Information.
Cape Scott Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... ape_scott/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=333

Cape Scott to Brooks Peninsula. 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: San Josef Bay, Quatsino Sound, Winter Harbour, Brooks Bay, Cape Cook, Clerke Point.

Clayoquot Sound. Information.
UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 7&mode=all
Friends of Clayoquot Sound.
http://www.focs.ca/
Ed note: A list of Provincial parks in the area follows; the source is BC Parks at
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parks/#c1
Ed note: Some of these parks (like Clayoquot Plateau) are obviously not accessible from salt water; I elected to keep such entries because they might be useful before or after the trip.
Clayoquot Arm Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... oquot_arm/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=358
Clayoquot Plateau Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... yoquot_pl/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=359
Dawley Passage Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... dawley_ps/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=360
Epper Passage Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /epper_ps/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=361
Flores Island Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... flores_is/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=362
Gibson Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... gs/gibson/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=364
Hesquiat Lake Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... squiat_lk/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=365
Hesquiat Peninsula Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... squiat_pn/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=366
Kennedy Lake Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... ennedy_lk/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=368
Kennedy River Bog Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... edy_rv_bog
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=369
Maquinna Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /maquinna/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=370
Strathcona Provincial Park; Megin/Talbot portion.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... strath_mt/
Sulphur Passage Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... s/sulphur/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=394
Sydney Inlet Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... gs/sydney/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=392
Tranquil Creek Provincial Park.
Paradise Lake.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /tranquil/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=396
Vargas Island Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... vargas_is/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=397

Clayoquot Sound. Tofino, Vargas Isand, Whitesand Cove, Father Charles Channel, Tofino. Online, Journal.
Source: paddling.net
Author: Warren Kelly.
Route description: Tofino, Vargas Island, Ahous Bay, Whaler Islets, Whitesand Cove, Calmus Passage, Morfee Island, Vargas Island, Father Charles Channel, Tofino.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?171

Clayoquot Sound. Tofino, Vargas Island, Blunden Island, Tofino. Online, Journal.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: SGrant.
Route description: Tofino, Father Charles Channel, Vargas Island, Medallion Bay (not on Toporama, must be on south side), Ahous Bay, Blunden Island, La Croix Island, Vargas Island, hiking, Felice Island, Tofino.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=26921

Clayoquot Sound. Hot Springs Cove, Flores Island, Vargas Island, Meares Island and Heelboom Bay. Journal, Notes.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Kayaking Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2003).
Notes: Hot Springs Cove.
Notes: Southern Flores Island and Flores Island Trails.
Notes and journal, Meares Island: Grice Bay, Tsapee Narrows, Browning Passage, Ginnard Creek, Morpheus Island, Big Tree Trail, Lemmens Inlet, Sharp Creek, Adventure Cove, Lagoon Island, Stockham Island, Opitsat, (Stubbs Island,) Maurus Channel, Robert Point, Saranac Island, Matlset Narrows, Mosquito Harbour, Sutton Mill Creek, Dawley Passage and Heelboom Bay, Lane Islet, Grice Bay.
Notes and journal, Vargas Island: Tofino, Vargas Island, Father Charles Channel; day trip to Mud Bay; hike to Ahous Bay; Wickaninnish Island, Stubbs Island, Felice Island, Tofino.
Notes. Grice Bay, Tofino Inlet and Heelboom Bay.

Clayoquot Sound. Tofino to Hotsprings Cove. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Source: Northern Waters (shutterfly.com).
Title at source: Tofino to Hotsprings Cove (BC).
http://northernwaters.shutterfly.com/hotspringscove
Photos:
https://plus.google.com/photos/11452252 ... banner=pwa
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Clayoquot Sound. 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: Tofino, Stubbs Island, Meares Island, Vargas Island, Flores Island, Shelter Inlet, Hot Springs Cove, Hesquiat Peninsula.

Clayoquot Sound. Tofino, hike Big Tree Trail on Meares Island, Tofino. Notes.
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description (day trip): Tofino, Meares Island, trail, return.
Title at source: Clayoquot Sound. Big Tree Trail (Meares Island).

Clayoquot Sound. Meares Island circumnavigation. Notes.
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description: Tofino, Browning Passage, Tsapee Narrows, Auseth Point, Dawley Passage, Heelboom Bay, Mosquito Harbour; return to Tofino directly or follow poorly documented reach via Fortune Channel, Matiset Narrows, Ritchie Bay, Maurus Channel and Heynen Channel.

Clayoquot Sound. Inside Vargas Island and Flores Island (Maurus Channel, Brabant Channel, Millar Channel) to Hot Springs Cove; return. Notes.
Gibson Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... gs/gibson/
Maquinna Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /maquinna/
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description: Tofino, Heynen Channel, Maurus Channel, Milties Beach (on Vargas Island; not at Toporama), Brabant Channel, Whitesand Cove (Flores Island; Walk the Wild Side Trail) and Gibson MPP, Millar Channel, Hayden Passage, Shelter Inlet, Starling Point, Halfmoon Beach, Sharp Point, Hot Springs Cove. Return via inside passage or exposed route: Rafael Point, Cow Bay (Flores Island), Russell Channel, Brabant Channel, Ahous Bay (Vargas Island), La Croix Group, Father Charles Channel, Tofino.

Clayoquot Sound. Vargas Island and South Flores Island. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: West Coast Paddler, Paddling Locations.
Author: Mark Schilling.
Contents: General description with list of campsites, including coordinates!
Entry:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... m=87&pos=0
Photos:
http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gallery ... p?album=87

Deer Group. Information.
Pacific Rim National Park.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/pacificrim/index_E.asp

Deer Group. Online, Journal.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: SGrant.
Route description: Drive to Sarita. Poett Nook, Nanak Islet, Trevor Channel, Tzartus Island, Robbers Passage and Fleming Island, Ross Islets, Helby Island, Ohiat Islet, Sandford Island, Ross Islets, Robbers Passage, Trevor Channel, Nanak Islet, Poett Nook and Sarita. Drive to Bamfield. Bamfield Inlet, Grappler Inlet. Hike a bit on the West Coast Trail.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=10725
Photos and discussion:
http://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8583

Deer Group. Notes.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Places mentioned: Bamfield, Trevor Channel, Diana Island, Fleming Island, Stud Islets, Tzartus Island, Folger Island, Chain Group.

Esperanza Inlet and Nuchatlitz area. Information.
Location: North of Nootka Sound, near Zeballos.
Nuchatlitz Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... uchatlitz/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=346
Catala Island Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... catala_is/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=335
paddling.net entry for Esperanza Inlet. Online, Information.
Author: Pishalski.
Ed note: Much historical and other information.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?762

Esperanza Inlet and Nuchatlitz area. Notes.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Kayaking Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2003).
Some places mentioned: Esperanza Inlet, Catala Island and Marine PP, Nuchatlitz, Nuchatlitz PP, Espinosa Inlet, Little Espinosa Inlet, Garden Point, Benson Point, Inner Basin, Laurie Creek, Rolling Roadstead, Zeballos, Queens Cove, Rosa Island, Yellow Bluff Bay.

Kyuquot area. 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: Fair Harbour, Tahsish Inlet, Chamiss Bay, Rugged Point, Esperanza Inlet, Kyoquot, Bunsby Islands, Acous Peninsula, Brooks Peninsula.

Kyuquot Sound. Information.
Rugged Point Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... rugged_pt/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=350
Tahsish-Kwois Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... s/tahsish/
Dixie Cove Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /dixie_cv/

Kyuquot Sound and Rugged Point. Journal, Notes.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Kayaking Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2003).
Relevant Parks: Rugged Point, Tahsish-Kwois and Dixie Cove.
Some places mentioned: Kyuquot, Kyuquot Sound, Fair Harbour, Artlish, Rugged Point, McLean Cove, Union Island, Amai Inlet, Markale Point, Hohoae Island.
Route description (day trip): Fair Harbour, Markale Peninsula, Pinnace Channel; Fair Harbour; water taxi, Rugged Point, water taxi, Fair Harbour.

Kyoquot Sound, Mission Group, Checleset Bay and Bunsby Islands, Brooks Peninsula; return. Notes.
Rugged Point Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... rugged_pt/
Big Bunsby Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... ig_bunsby/
Muquin / Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... peninsula/
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description: Fair Harbour, Markale Passage, Pinnace Channel, Kyuquot Channel, Rugged Point and MPP; return or proceed to the Mission Group area either inside Union Island (Kyuquot Channel, Unsworth Point, Crowther Channel) or outside Union Island (White Cliff Head , Kyuquot Bay, Racoon Point, Nicolaye Channel); Kyuquot, McLean Island, Thomas Island, Checleset Bay and Bunsby Islands, Battle Bay, Acous Bay, Cuttle Islets, Nasparti Inlet and Brooks Peninsula; return to Fair Harbour.
Title at source: Kyuquot Sound and the Bunsby Islands.

Marble River Canyon. Journal, Notes.
Location: Near Coal Harbour.
Marble Canyon Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... arble_can/
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Kayaking Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2003).
Route description (day trip): Varney Main, Rupert Inlet, Varney Bay, Marble River, canyon; return.
Other places mentioned: Coal Harbour, Holberg Inlet, Quatsino Narrows.

Nitinat area. Information.
Location: West coast, between Port Renfrew and Barkley Sound.
Ed note: Nitinat Lake is often very windy.
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/pacificrim/index.aspx
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Ri ... rk_Reserve

Nitinat Triangle. Online, Journal.
Ed note: This Route is mostly on lakes but part is on the ocean, where considerable care is required; if in doubt, hire a skiff.
Author: Monster.
Route description: Dididat Nations, NE side of Nitinat Lake, Hobiton Lake, Tsusiat Lake, Little Tsusiat Lake, Tsusiat Falls, skiff to Nitinat Narrows, return.
http://ripplewake.ca/

Nitinat Lake and West Coast Trail. Notes.
Source: Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Knob Point, Nitinat Lake, Nitinat Point, Cannery Bay, West Coast Trail; optional hikes; return.

Nitinat Lake, Hobiton Lake, Tsusiat Lake, Pacific Ocean; return. Notes, Journal.
Source: Thomas, Alister. More of Canada’s Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Author: Laurel Archer.
Route description: Little Nitinat River, Nitinat Lake, Hobiton Lake, Tsusiat Lake, Little Tsusiat Lake,Tsusiat Falls, West Coast Trail; return (ocean too stormy to paddle the triangle).
Title at source: Nitinat Triangle Canoe Route: Strain, Pain and Rain.

Nitinat River. Information.
Nitinat River Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... s/nitinat/

Nootka Sound. Information.
Bligh Island Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /bligh_is/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=330

Nootka Sound and Nuchatlitz. Online, Journal.
Source: ripplewake library
Author: Monster.
Route description: Ferry MV Uchuck III from Gold River to Friendly Cove; wet exit by palette. Bligh Island, Resolution Cove, Hoiss Creek, Tsowinn River, Tahsis Inlet, Nuchatlitz. Wet recovery by palette (Uchuck III).
http://ripplewake.ca/

Nootka Sound. Tlupana Inlet, Bligh Island, Yuquot and Friendly Cove, Burdwood Bay, Escalante Island; return. Notes.
Bligh Island Marine Provincial Park.
“This park encompasses the southern portion of Bligh Island, Villaverde Islands, Pantoja Islands, Verdia Island, Vernaci Island and Spouter Island in Nootka Sound.”
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /bligh_is/
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description: Cougar Creek, Tlupana Inlet, San Carlos Point and Bligh Island, Spanish Pilot Group, Cook Channel, Saavedra Islands and McKay Passage, Yuquot and Friendly Cove; return across Cook Channel; Narvaez Island, Clerke Peninsula and Resolution Cove, Burdwood Bay (not the Burdwood Bay at Toporama), Escalante Island (exposed route); return.

Nootka Island. 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: Muchalat Inlet, Bligh Island, Spanish Pilot Group, Friendly Cove, Cook Channel, Tahsis Inlet, Esperanza Inlet, Queen Cove, Nuchatlitz, Catala Island, Outer Coast.

Nootka Sound. Bligh Island, Spanish Pilot Group, Nootka Island, McKay Passage, Friendly Cove. Notes, Journal.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaker: A guide to laid-back Vancouver Island paddling.Greyswan Publications, Ladysmith (2002).
Route description: Gold River, MV Uchuck III, San Carlos Point (Bligh Island), Charlie’s Beach; Clotchman Island, Narvaez Island, Spouter Island, Erwin Inlet, Turtle Cove, Charlie’s Beach; Vernaci Island, Nootka Island and Nootka Fish Camp, Boca del Inferno, McKay Passage, Santa Gertrudis Cove, Friendly Cove; hike; pick-up by MV Uchuck III, Gold River.
Title at source: Nootka Sound, Spanish Pilot Group, Friendly Cove.

Nuchatlitz – Nootka area. Little Espinosa Inlet, Esperanza Inlet, Catala Island, Nuchatlitz Inlet, Inner basin, Louie Bay, outside Nootka Island, Little Espinosa Inlet. Notes.
Catala Island Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... catala_is/
Nuchatlitz Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... uchatlitz/
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description: Little Espinosa Inlet, Espinosa Inlet, Esperanza Inlet, past Saltery Bay, Garden Point. Garden Point, Centre Island, Catala Island and MPP, return to Garden Point area. Garden Point, Rosa Island (Nuchalitz PP), Nuchatlitz Inlet, Belmont Point, Benson Point, Mary Basin and Inner Basin, return to Nuchatlitz Inlet, Louie Bay, Ferrer Point. Return or paddle the exposed and dangerous shore of Nootka Island (Skuna Bay, Bajo Point, Maquinna Point) to Yuquot and Friendly Cove, ... , Little Espinosa Inlet.
Title at source: Nuchalitz Inlet and Nootka Island.

Quatsino Sound and Ildstad Islands, from Coal Harbour; return. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Tom H.
Route description: Coal Harbour, Stewart Point, Holberg Inlet, Hankin Point, Sorenson Point, Quatsino Narrows, Ohlsen (Lindgren?) Point, Quattische Island, Jesdal Islet, Quatsino, Quatsino Sound, Ildstad Islands, return.
Title at source: Quatsino_2009.
http://picasaweb.google.com/cyberhun200 ... edwebsite#

Quatsino Sound. Coal Harbour to Winter Harbour. Notes.
Source: McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Greystone Books (Douglas and McIntyre), Vancouver (2004).
Route description: Coal Harbour, Rupert Inlet; side trip to Varney Bay and up Marble River (canyon); Quatsino Narrows, Ohlsen Point, Lindgren Point, Drake Island, Ildstad Islands (west of Drake Island, just off the north coast of the Sound), Cleagh Creek, Mahatta Creek, Montgomery Point, Forward Inlet, Hazard Point, Greenwood Point, Winter Harbour.

Ucluelet Inlet. Journal, Notes.
Source: Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Kayaking Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2003).
Notes and journal: Wild Pacific Trail. Island West, Mercantile Creek, Thornton Creek.