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Bella Bella

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Bella Bella
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Clayoquot Sound
Desolation Sound
Gulf Islands
Howe Sound
Johnstone Straight
Kyuquot Sound
Nootka Sound
Queen Charlottes
Sechelt Inlet
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Area Description:

Including Shearwater, Namu, Ocean Falls, and Hakai Pass

"The central coast has an amazing diversity of landscapes and wildlife. From towering inland fiords to spectacular white sandy beaches, this largely unpopulated area will feed your soul with the sights and sounds of the unspoiled Pacific and the power of ancient cultures that live on today."   Taken from Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Wildlife Possibilities:

  • Humback Whales, Grey Whales, Orcas
  • Black Bears, Grizzly Bears
  • Cougars
  • Wolves
  • Eagles, Ravens, Crows, and other shore birds
  • Sea Otters, Sea Lions, Seals, Porpoises



Hazards:

  • Open water with big swells in Queen Sound

Skill Level:

  • Intermediate to Advanced

Trip Length:

  • 5-30 Days

Water Availability:

  • Poor

Camp Spots:

  • Often below high tide line

Car Access and Parking:

  • Discovery Ferry from Port Hardy (stop at Shearwater)

Charts:

  • 3744 - 1:365 100 - Overview: Queen Charlotte Sound
  • 3727 - 1:73 600 - Cape Culvert to Goose Island
  • 3728 - 1:76 600 - Milbanke Sound and App.
  • 3729 - 1:75 000 - Dean Channel South Portion
  • 3730 - 1:75 000 - Dean Channel North Portion

Guide Books:

  • Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest
  • Sailing Directions Vol. 2
  • BC Recreational Atlas
  • Exploring the Inside Passage to Alaska
  • Fishing with John (Narrative)
  • Hot Springs of Western Canada
  • Coastal Kayaker
  • Coastal Recreation Maps - Bella Bella

Tide Tables:

  • Volume # 6

Maps:

  • BC Outdoor Map - Bella Bella
  • BC Outdoor Map - Hakai Passage

All these resourses and more available on our online store and in our retail store on Granville Island.


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