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BC Routes. West region

Entries are separated into Inland Routes and Coastal Routes; the difference is not sharp in some cases so perhaps paddlers might check both.


Inland Routes
Vancouver-Island waters flowing into the Pacific Ocean.

Specific inclusions
Marble River, Nitinat area (Hobiton Lake, Nitinat Lake, Tsusiat Lake), Port San Juan area.

Marble River. Information.
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/trails/?id=7
https://www.google.ca/search?q=marble+r ... 66&bih=675
Marble River Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... marble_rv/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=344
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Marble+R ... 66&bih=675
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marble_Riv ... ncial_Park
Ed note: Marble Canyon Provincial Park is on the mainland, near Lillooet.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Marble River Canyon. Journal, Notes.
Location: Near Coal Harbour.
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.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Nitinat area. Information.
Location: About halfway between Bamfield and Port Renfrew.
Please consult also the entries for Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and Pacific Rim.
Hobiton Lake.
http://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.a ... C_ID=36834
http://www.flickr.com/photos/old_growth ... 186274740/
http://www.spacesfornature.org/album/pic4.html
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Hobiton+ ... 66&bih=675
Nitinat Lake.
Ed note: Tidewater fjord, often very windy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitinat_Lake
http://www.vancouverisland.com/Regions/ ... ownID=4137
http://www.islandnet.com/~rkashino/Nitinat.htm
https://www.google.ca/search?q=nitinat+ ... 66&bih=675
Nitinat Lake Ecological Reserve.
Location: Nitinat Lake.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/eco_re ... at_er.html
http://ecoreserves.bc.ca/2005/02/16/kla ... erve-maps/
Tsusiat Lake.
http://www.spacesfornature.org/album/pic3.html
http://books.google.ca/books?id=7DrhEH8 ... e.&f=false
http://www.geodata.us/canada_names_maps ... BQPG&f=306
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Tsusiat+ ... 66&bih=675
Nitinat River.
http://www.vancouverisland.com/LakesAnd ... ils/?ID=91
http://www.bc-ww.com/index.php/river-gu ... nat-river/
http://www.ourbc.com/discover_bc/rivers ... _river.htm
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Nitinat+ ... 66&bih=675
Nitinat River Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... s/nitinat/
http://www.vancouverislandaccommodation ... itinat.htm
http://www.cowichanlake.net/?p=54
http://www.askbud.ca/nitinat_river.htm
http://wikimapia.org/19748065/Nitinat-R ... ncial-Park
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Nitinat+ ... 66&bih=675
Hitchie Creek Provincial Park.
Location: “Near Nitinat Lake”.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... tchie_crk/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Nitinat Lake and West Coast Trail. Notes.
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.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Nitinat Lake, Hobiton Lake, Tsusiat Lake, Pacific Ocean; return. Notes, Journal.
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.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Port San Juan area. Online, Notes, Photos, GPS.
Ed notes:
1. No information for Mile Beach was found on the web; Toporama shows a Mile Beach only in Ontario. From the text, the beach is at the northeast end of Port San Juan, to the northeast of Port Renfrew.
2. Only passing mention is made of paddling opportunities (San Juan River, Gordon River and Haird Creek).
Source: trailpeak.com
Author: katherinebickford.
Title at source: Mile Beach to WCT trailhead.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Mile-Bea ... ria-BC-763
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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Coastal Routes
On the west coast of Vancouver Island, from Cape Sutil counterclockwise (north-south) to Beechey Head.
Entries are filed using the following nine subregions, in north-south order.
North area.
Quatsino Sound.
Checleset Bay, Bunsby Islands and Kyuquot Sound.
Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet.
Clayoquot Sound.
Broken Group, Ucluelet Inlet and area.
Alberni Inlet.
Bamfield area and the Deer Group.
South area.

Resource
Alderson, Doug. Sea Kayak around Vancouver Island. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (2004).
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Coastal Features.
North-to-south (counterclockwise) sort of features, from Cape Sutil (boundary of the Upper Straits region) to Beechey Head (boundary of the Lower Straits region), intended to assist paddlers in locating features.
Cape Sutil, Cape Scott, San Josef Bay, Cape Palmerston, Topknot Point, Cape Parkins, Klaskino Inlet, Quatsino Sound (Winter Harbour, Mahatta River, Quatsino, Coal Harbour, Rupert Inlet, Neroutsos Inlet), Brooks Bay, Cape Cook, Brooks Peninsula, Nasparti Inlet, Ououkinsh Inlet, Checleset Bay (Bunsby Islands), Kyuquot, Kyuquot Sound, Rugged Point, Tatchu Point, Esperanza Inlet (Espinosa Inlet, Zeballos, Esperanza, Hecate), Nuchatlitz, Nuchatlitz Inlet, Ferrer Point, Maquinna Point, Nootka Sound (Yuquot, Nootka, Plumper Harbour, Muchalat Inlet, Gold River), Burdwood Point, Estevan Point, Hesquiat and Hesquiat Harbour, Hot Springs Cove, Flores Island, Ahousat, Clayoquot Sound, Father Charles Channel (Tofino), Long Beach and Wickaninnish Bay, Port Albion and Ucluelet, Barkley Sound (Broken Group, Toquart Bay, Imperial Eagle Channel, Deer Group, Bamfield, Alberni Inlet, Port Alberni, Sproat Lake), Keeha Bay, Pachena Bay, Whyac (Nitinat Lake), Clo-oose, Port Renfrew, River Jordan, Shirley, Sooke, Beechey Head.

Specific inclusions.
Bamfield Inlet, Broken Group, Brooks Peninsula, Bunsby Islands, Cape Scott, Clayoquot Sound, Coal Harbour, Deer Group, Esperanza Inlet, Espinosa Inlet, Fair Harbour, Holberg Inlet, Kyuquot Sound, Nootka Sound, Nuchatlitz, Quatsino Sound, Spanish Pilot Group, Tofino, Toquart Bay, Ucluelet Inlet, Yuquot (and Friendly Cove), 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, 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.

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

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and Pacific Rim. Information.
Ed note: These items are referenced in several subregions.
“... three geographically distinct park units: Long Beach (the most accessible), Broken Group Islands (about 100 islands in Barkley Sound), and the challenging 72 kilometre West Coast Trail.”
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/pacificrim/index.aspx
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/pacificrim ... tcul9.aspx
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/pacificrim/visit.aspx
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/pacificrim/index_E.asp
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/pacificrim/activ.aspx
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/pacifi ... tiv13.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Ri ... rk_Reserve
http://www.longbeachmaps.com/parks.html
http://www.greatcanadianparks.com/bcolu ... /index.htm
http://www.pacificrimwhalefestival.com/ ... rk_reserve
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=404
http://www.hellobc.com/activitylisting/ ... serve.aspx
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hltNARxQqh4
Following may not differ from previous.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hltNARxQ ... re=related
http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/wi ... pacrim.htm
http://www.spacesfornature.org/greatspaces/pacrim.html
http://pacificrimguide.ca/maps/pacific-rim-hiking-map/
http://pacificrimguide.ca/pacific-rim-national-park/
http://pacificrimguide.ca/wildlife/
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/ParksAnd ... ls/?ID=404
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Pacific+ ... 66&bih=675
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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West coast. Journal, Photos.
Author: Bob Groff.
Ed notes:
1. The blurb book (title Vancouver Island 2009) is available for purchase. The material available online at the following link is not legible.
http://www.blurb.ca/books/1110721-vancouver-island-2009
2. The following entry provides additional information plus a few photos.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Port-Har ... y-BC-10893
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

West coast. Online, Notes, Photos.
Author: Leigh McAdam of HikeBikeTravel.
1. Johnstone Strait.
2. Desolation Sound.
3.Tofino and the Clayoquot Sound Area.
4. Kyuquot Sound, the Bunsby Islands, the Mission Group all the way up to the Brooks Peninsula.
5. The Broken Group.
Title at source: 5 Great Sea Kayaking Adventures on Canada’s West Coast.
http://www.hikebiketravel.com/18415/7-s ... est-coast/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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North area. Subregion.

Cape Scott area. Information.
http://www.surfingvancouverisland.com/h ... ttrail.htm
https://www.google.ca/search?q=cape+sco ... 66&bih=675
Cape Scott Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... ape_scott/
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... iking.html
http://www.capescottpark.com/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=333
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Scott_Provincial_Park
http://www.porthardy.com/trails/?id=4
http://porthardy.ca/visit/cape-scott-pr ... oast-trail
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Travel-g15492 ... .Park.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Cape Scott to Brooks Peninsula. 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: San Josef Bay, Quatsino Sound, Winter Harbour, Brooks Bay, Cape Cook, Clerke Point.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.


Quatsino Sound. Subregion.

Quatsino Sound. Information.
Coal Harbour.
Ed note: Not to be confused with the Coal Harbour in Burrard Inlet.
http://www.vancouverislandnorth.ca/comm ... l-harbour/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/Regions/towns/?townID=66
http://www.vancouverislandaccommodation ... rbour.html
http://www.geog.uvic.ca/viwilds/hc-coalharbour.html
http://www.tourismni.com/vinva/coalharb.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_Harbo ... h_Columbia
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Coal+Har ... 66&bih=675
Quatsino.
http://www.quatsino.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quatsino,_British_Columbia
http://www.vancouverislandnorth.ca/comm ... /quatsino/
http://www.vancouverislandaccommodation ... tsino.html
http://www.firstnations.de/fisheries/kw ... atsino.htm
http://www.sasamans.ca/index.php/quatsino-first-nation
http://www.northislandtours.com/quatsino.htm
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Quatsino ... 66&bih=675
Quatsino Provincial Park.
Location: Koprino Harbour.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /quatsino/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=347
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quatsino_Provincial_Park
http://wikimapia.org/18240613/Quatsino-Provincial-Park
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Quatsino ... 66&bih=675
Quatsino Sound.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quatsino_Sound
http://www.vancouverisland.com/Regions/towns/?townID=72
http://www.bcmarinetrails.org/index.php ... outer.html
http://www.rei.com/guidepost/detail/bri ... ound/22197
http://bcmarina.com/Places/Quatsino_Sou ... nails.html
http://www.quatsinolodge.com/kayaking.htm
https://www.google.ca/search?q=quatsino ... 66&bih=675
Winter Harbour.
http://www.winterharbour.ca/quatsino_prov_park_pop.htm
http://www.vancouverisland.com/Regions/ ... townID=119
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Har ... h_Columbia
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Winter+H ... 66&bih=675
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Quatsino Sound. Coal Harbour to Ildstad Islands; 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#
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Quatsino Sound. Coal Harbour to Winter Harbour. Notes.
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.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.


Checleset Bay, Bunsby Islands and Kyuquot Sound. Subregion.

Resource
Harbord, Heather. Sea Kayak Nootka and Kyuquot Sounds. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (2004).
http://books.google.ca/books/about/Sea_ ... kIEt-gr1QC

Checleset Bay. Information.
http://www.bcmarinetrails.org/index.php ... -area.html
http://books.google.ca/books?id=CXkIEt- ... ay&f=false
Checleset Bay Ecological Reserve.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/eco_re ... et_er.html
http://ecoreserves.bc.ca/portfolio_item ... leset-bay/
http://ecoreserves.bc.ca/2012/03/18/che ... er-photos/
http://www.ibacanada.com/site.jsp?siteID=BC089&lang=EN
http://www.protectedplanet.net/sites/18332
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bunsby Islands. Information.
Location: Checleset Bay, between Ououkinsh Inlet and Malksope Inlet.
http://books.google.ca/books?id=CXkIEt- ... ds&f=false
http://reelwaterproductions.com/pacific ... ns/?cat=13
http://www.spokaneoutdoors.com/bunsby.htm
http://www.pbase.com/kayaker/bunsbys
http://vimeo.com/46673832
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLxOmT-saXM
https://www.google.ca/search?q=bunsby+i ... 66&bih=675
http://bcmarina.com/Places/Bunsby_Islan ... nails.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcob2_cS3Xw
Big Bunsby Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... ig_bunsby/
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... k_map.html
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... by/photos/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=329
http://www.protectedplanet.net/sites/101683
http://travelbritishcolumbia.com/things ... cial-park/
http://www.travel.bc.ca/listings/big-bu ... ark/21726/
Muqin / Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... peninsula/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=331
http://www.beyondnootka.com/articles/muqin_brooks.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooks_Pen ... ncial_Park
http://www.spacesfornature.org/greatspa ... kspen.html
Rugged Point Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... rugged_pt/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=350
http://books.google.ca/books?id=CXkIEt- ... rk&f=false
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Rugged+P ... 66&bih=675
http://wikimapia.org/18354209/Rugged-Po ... ncial-Park
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kyuquot Sound and area. Information.
Kyuquot Sound.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... chure1.pdf
http://www.vancouverisland.com/Regions/ ... ownID=3977
http://www.mountains2sea.us/2011/Vancou ... &k=8SVLncV
http://www.rei.com/guidepost/detail/bri ... ands/22196
http://suzanneahearne.com/writing-2/tra ... uot-sound/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyuquot_Sound
http://www.protectedplanet.net/sites/101670
http://www.vancouverisland.worldweb.com ... ksGardens/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Kyuquot+ ... 66&bih=675
Fair Harbour.
http://www.vancouverisland.com/Regions/ ... ownID=4018
http://www.vancouverislandkayak.com/tra ... -get-there
http://www.vancouverislandkayak.com/tra ... ir-harbour
http://www.vancouverislandkayak.com/tra ... ommodation
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Fair+Har ... 66&bih=675
Kyuquot.
http://www.kyuquot.ca/
http://www.kyuquot.ca/place.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyuquot,_British_Columbia
https://www.google.ca/search?q=kyuquot& ... 66&bih=675
Rugged Point Marine Provincial Park.
Please consult entries posted above.
Tahsish-Kwois Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... s/tahsish/
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... k_map.html
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=354
http://www.ohwy.com/bc/t/tahkwopp.htm
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Tahsish- ... 66&bih=675
Dixie Cove Marine Provincial Park.
Location: Hohoae Island.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /dixie_cv/
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... k_map.html
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Dixie+Co ... 66&bih=675
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bunsby Islands, Kyuquot Sound, etc. Online, Journal, Photos.
Ed note: Posted also under Zeballos, Nuchatlitz, Brooks Peninsula.
Source: Private site.
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
etc.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bunsby Islands. Notes.
Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Places mentioned: Fair Harbour, Surprise Island, McLean Island, Bunsby Islands.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kyuquot area. 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: Fair Harbour, Tahsish Inlet, Chamiss Bay, Rugged Point, Esperanza Inlet, Kyoquot, Bunsby Islands, Acous Peninsula, Brooks Peninsula.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kyuquot Sound and Rugged Point. Journal, Notes.
Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Kayaking Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2003).
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.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kyoquot Sound, Mission Group, Checleset Bay and Bunsby Islands, Brooks Peninsula. Notes.
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.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.


Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet. Subregion.

Resource
Harbord, Heather. Sea Kayak Nootka and Kyuquot Sounds. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (2004).
http://books.google.ca/books/about/Sea_ ... kIEt-gr1QC

Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet. Information.
Nootka Sound.
http://nootkasound.info/
http://www.wavelengthmagazine.com/2011/ ... ootka.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nootka_Sound
http://www.vancouverisland.com/Regions/towns/?townID=68
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... otka-sound
http://www.vancouverislandaccommodation ... nootka.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nootka_Crisis
http://firstpeoplesofcanada.com/fp_furt ... ootka.html
https://www.google.ca/search?q=nootka+s ... 66&bih=675
Bligh Island.
Part of the Spanish Pilot Group; not to be confused with the Bligh Island in Prince William Sound, of Exxon Valdez fame.
http://www.laurelarcher.com/Images/New_ ... sland.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFmPmnm82_s
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Bligh+Is ... 66&bih=675
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/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=330
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/parks/?id=330
http://www.protectedplanet.net/sites/101597
http://books.google.ca/books?id=CXkIEt- ... rk&f=false
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Bligh+Is ... 66&bih=675
Catala Island.
Location: “... оn the west coast оf Vancouver Island аt the mouth оf Esperanza Inlet, between Kyuquot Sound аnd Nootka Sound.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIM8q3tgeIY
http://bcmarina.com/Places/Rolling_Road ... nails.html
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Catala+I ... 66&bih=675
Catala Island Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... catala_is/
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... k_map.html
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=335
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catala_Isl ... ncial_Park
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Catala+I ... 66&bih=675
Esperanza Inlet.
http://www.vancouverisland.com/Regions/ ... ownID=4023
http://bcmarina.com/Places/Esperanza_In ... nails.html
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Esperanz ... 66&bih=675
Espinosa Inlet and Little Espinosa Inlet.
http://www.anchorageworld.com/content/espinosa-inlet
http://books.google.ca/books?id=CXkIEt- ... et&f=false
http://books.google.ca/books?id=-jYp6PR ... et&f=false
http://books.google.ca/books?id=pY9D2U7 ... AQ6AEwATgU
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Espinosa ... 66&bih=675
Gold River.
http://www.goldriver.ca/
http://goldriverbc.ca/
http://www.goldriverbc.com/
http://home.cablerocket.com/~villageofgoldriver/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_River ... h_Columbia
https://www.google.ca/search?q=gold+riv ... 66&bih=675
Muchalat Inlet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muchalat_Inlet
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Muchalat ... 66&bih=675
Nootka Island.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nootka_Island
http://www.clubtread.org/nootka.htm
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Nootka+I ... 66&bih=675
Nuchatlitz.
http://www.bcmarinetrails.org/index.php ... er-pt.html
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Nuchatli ... 66&bih=675
Nuchatlitz Inlet.
http://www.vancouverisland.com/Regions/ ... ownID=4024
http://ezinearticles.com/?Best-Kayaking ... id=4429670
http://bcmarina.com/Places/Nuchatlitz_I ... nails.html
http://www.rei.com/guidepost/detail/bri ... land/22195
http://mediacentre.canada.travel/conten ... sea_otters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb7X1faA8Lc
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Nuchatli ... 66&bih=675
Nuchatlitz Provincial Park.
Location: Northwest side of Nootka Island, southwest of Zeballos.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... uchatlitz/
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=346
http://www.travel.bc.ca/listings/nuchat ... ark/21805/
http://travelbritishcolumbia.com/things ... cial-park/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V2Dnmed6o8
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Nuchatli ... 66&bih=675
Santa Gertrudis - Boca del Infierno Marine Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /santa_bo/
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/ParksAnd ... ls/?ID=351
http://wikimapia.org/18353985/Santa-Ger ... ncial-Park
http://travelbritishcolumbia.com/things ... prov-park/
Spanish Pilot Group.
http://books.google.ca/books?id=pY9D2U7 ... CGUQ6AEwCQ
Tahsis and Tahsis Inlet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahsis,_British_Columbia
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/towns/?townID=75
http://www.bcferriesvacations.com/desti ... tahsis.php
http://bcmarina.com/Places/Tahsis_Inlet ... nails.html
http://www.villageoftahsis.com/pdfs/gui ... tahsis.pdf
http://www.rivercorp.ca/tourism-campbel ... ion/tahsis
http://bcadayatatime.com/2012/10/20/the ... -island-2/
Yuquot and Friendly Cove.
Ed note: The settlement of Yuquot is located on the south shore of Friendly Cove.
http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg ... x?id=15442
http://www.yuquot.ca/yuquot.html
http://www.geog.uvic.ca/viwilds/hc-yuquot.html
http://www.vancouverisland.com/Regions/ ... ownID=4060
http://www.goldriver.ca/history/friendly-cove-today/
http://www.tahsis.com/regions/towns/?townID=68
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuquot,_British_Columbia
https://www.google.ca/search?q=friendly ... 66&bih=675
Zeballos.
http://www.zeballos.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeballos,_British_Columbia
http://www.geog.uvic.ca/viwilds/hc-zeballos.html
http://www.rivercorp.ca/tourism-campbel ... n/zeballos
http://www.tide-forecast.com/locations/ ... des/latest
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Zeballos ... 66&bih=675
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Esperanza Inlet. Online, Notes.
Author: Pishalski.
Content: Much historical and other information.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?762
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Esperanza Inlet and Nuchatlitz area. Notes.
Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Kayaking Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2003).
Some places mentioned: Esperanza Inlet, Catala Island and Catala Island 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.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Nootka Sound. Tahsis Inlet, 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 (MV Uchuck III).
http://ripplewake.ca/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Nootka Sound. Tlupana Inlet, Bligh Island, Yuquot, Burdwood Bay, Escalante Island. Notes.
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.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Nootka Sound. Spanish Pilot Group, Esperanza Inlet, Nuchatlitz. 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: Muchalat Inlet, Bligh Island, Spanish Pilot Group, Friendly Cove, Cook Channel, Tahsis Inlet, Esperanza Inlet, Queen Cove, Nuchatlitz, Catala Island, Outer Coast.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Nootka Sound. Spanish Pilot Group, Nootka Island, McKay Passage, Yuquot. Notes, Journal.
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.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Nootka Sound. Espinosa Inlet, Esperanza Inlet, Nuchatlitz Inlet, Nootka Island. Notes.
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.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Nuchalitz Provincial Park. Online, Journal, Photos, Map.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: mhsundstrom.
Route description (“35 miles”, guided trip): Zeballos, water taxi to Nuchatlitz, day trips, return by water taxi.
Title at source: Nuchatlitz kayaking trip with Batstar Adventure Tours.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=180593
Journal.
http://mhsundstrom.com/Batstar/index.ph ... te/2004/06
Photos at source, perhaps others/more.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marksundst ... 4331137084
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Zeballos, Nuchatlitz, Brooks Peninsula. Online, Journal, Photos.
Ed note: Posted also under Bunsby Islands, Kyuquot Sound, etc.
Source: Private site.
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
etc.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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The limit of 60,000 characters required two posts.
Post 2, which provides Route and Information entries for the following subregions
Clayoquot area
Broken Group, Ucluelet Inlet and area
Alberni Inlet
Bamfield area and the Deer Group
South area ,
is posted at
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 05&t=41415

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