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Kyuquot Sound

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Area Description:

Including: Checleset Bay, Union Island, Mission Group, Bunsby Group

"When a local sea kayak guide was asked once why she loved returning to Kyuquot every season, she closed her eyes, inhaled the salty air, smiled and said it was the bone-coloured nights when moonlight bathes the moss-covered trees, the sound of smacking as sea otters dine while nothing else is stirring, the fascinating stories and people of Kyuquot, and the way the place changes people in a matter of days."   Taken from Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Wildlife Possibilities:

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



Hazards:

  • Exposed coast, Open swell

Skill Level:

  • Intermediate to Advanced

Trip Length:

  • 4-15 Days

Water Availability:

  • Good

Camp Spots:

  • Frequent

Car Access and Parking:

  • Fair Harbour

Charts:

  • 36703623 - 1:80000 - Kyuquot Sound to Cape Cook
  • 36703683 - 1:36493 - Checleset Bay

Guide Books:

  • Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast
  • Adventuring in BC
  • Sailing Directions Vol.1
  • BC Recreational Atlas
  • Exploring Vancouver Island's West Coast
  • Island Adventures
  • More Island Adventures
  • BC Outdoor Map - Kyuquot Sound

Tide Tables:

  • Volume # 6

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


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