Spy Hop Beach

I spent a wonderous 5 days camping and sea kayaking in Johnstone Strait between July 16th and July 20th. I made Spy Hop Beach my basecamp. It’s located just west of the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve.

On the afternoon of the 17th, a pod of Northern Resident Orca passed right by my beach and later than evening, also a Humpback Whale. On the afternoon of July 19th I was visited by another pod, including “Springer” and her two calves, “Spirit” and “Storm.” Springer is one of the most famous Orca in the World and it was an honor to meet her and her offspring. One of the calves actually breached in front of my kayak.

You can learn more about Springers amazing story here:

7 Comments on “Spy Hop Beach

    • It’s just “up” from Kaikash, maybe 500m

  1. Hi! I’m looking to do a 4 day,3 night trip around there. I have been looking everywhere for information on where to camp and I haven’t found anything. Do you have any good website you’ve used or any camping suggestions?

    • Leave this with me Alana and I’ll follow up with you okay?

  2. Was your launch point telegraph cove? I was also trying to find spy hop but have been unable to locate it.
    I stayed close to Robson bight last year, but it was with an organized group.

    I’d like to go back and explore the area but not sure which spots are accessible for camping.

    • I did launch out of Telegraph Cove. “Spy Hop Beach” is not indicated on the BCMT map but other camping areas in proximity that are accessible are indicated: https://www.bcmarinetrails.org

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