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Between July 15th and 19th, I had the honor and privilege to paddle and camp with BC Marine Trails President, Paul Grey. We explored a stretch of coastline east of Telegraph Cove, all the way down to the boundary of Robson Bight. We also crossed the strait and spent a morning out at the Sophia Islands which was truly an idyllic location and one that I definitely recommend visiting. The weather and… Read More

Vargas Island has always been one of my favorite places. This was my 7th visit but not since 2018, so I’ve definitely missed this spectacular area. The only part of the island that I haven’t paddled to or camped on is “Dick and Jane Beach” but I’ll save that adventure for another time. I did get to add Milties Beach to my list though. On the morning on March 28th, just as… Read More

Sea Kayaking – Nootka Island

Sea Kayaking and camping in Johnstone Strait

Surprisingly, it’s been nearly two years since I’ve paddled and camped solo. My intent was to spend a few nights in the Pearse Islands and conduct some site assessment work for BC Marine Trails. Once I got out on the water from Telegraph Cove, and turned the corner, conditions were less than ideal for the crossing. Instead, I decided to leisurely paddle down to Blinkhorn Peninsula. Landings are possible on either side… Read More

Exploring the Copeland Islands

Throughout 2021, BC Marine Trails will be hosting some very exciting Zoom presentations which will feature some of the biggest names in the local BC outdoor community. Proceeds from these events will be going to support their First Nations Engagement Program. Be sure to visit BC Marine Trails website – http://www.bcmarinetrails.org and follow along on social media to find out more.

Thank you everyone!

A big thank you to Steve Best and SKABC – Sea Kayak Association of BC for providing us with this update and for all the hard work done in Howe Sound.

Paddling and camping with friends