C18 NORTH OF PEN­DER HAR­BOUR & NANAIMO

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A. Pa­cific Play­grounds RV Park, Cot­tages & Ma­rina - just north of Black Creek, they will pro­vide all of your marine needs, make them part of your trip.

Al­teck Diesel in Camp­bell River is a sup­plier of qual­ity gas and diesel en­gines. See them for ser­vice, parts, ac­ces­sories, leases and cus­tom work. Re­power or re­builds for on the wa­ter and on the land. Camp­bell River Ocean Pa­cific Marine Sup­ply - 2 great lo­ca­tions mak­ing them the largest marine sup­ply store on the North part on Van­cou­ver Is­land.

Blind Chan­nel Re­sort: {50° 24.50’ N, 125° 30.03’ W} This ma­rina has been a must stop for gen­er­a­tions of boaters. Moor­age, power, wa­ter, gas, diesel, propane, lodg­ing, pro­vi­sions, post of­fice, ac­com­mo­da­tions, Wifi, liquor, show­ers, laun­dry, restau­rant (li­censed din­ing), pa­tio lunch, hik­ing trails.

Dent Is­land Lodge, Re­sort and Ma­rina is widely known to the boat­ing com­mu­nity who fre­quent the Stu­art Is­land and Sonora Is­land area. The ma­rina of­fers ex­cel­lent, pro­tected moor­age for yachts up to 140 feet.

Squir­rel Cove Trad­ing Com­pany “Meet­ing and serv­ing you is our great plea­sure.” They have ev­ery­thing you could need - liquor agency, hard­ware depart­ment, propane, fuel, ice, tele­phone, a laun­dro­mat with show­ers and restau­rant.

Lund - ma­rina and gas dock. For all of your boat re­pairs you can al­ways call on Jack’s Boat­yard where they have a lift and can get you the ser­vices you need.

Pow­ell River - be sure to get in touch with the tourism of­fice here for all your travel needs. Of­ten re­ferred to as “the per­fect place to live, work and play” you may want to call the Pow­ell River Re­gional Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment So­ci­ety for re­lo­ca­tion and busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Beach Gar­dens Ma­rina Re­sort of­fers 90 boat berths, wa­ter­front rooms, cold beer and wine store and a new wa­ter­front restau­rant/lounge.

Eg­mont has ma­rina ser­vices and ac­com­mo­da­tions avail­able at Bath­gate Re­sort & Ma­rina com­plex and the Eg­mont Ma­rina Re­sort and Backeddy Pub. Also home to Sun­shine Coast Tours, West Coast Wilder­ness Lodge and In­lets Restau­rant.

French Creek - the boat har­bour is pro­tected by a rock break­wa­ter. Pub­lic floats, marine fa­cil­i­ties, garbage & oil dis­posal, restau­rant & haulouts. Qualicum Beach - has a marine ser­vice sta­tion in Qualicum Bay be­tween the en­trance of Qualicum River & Nile Creek.

Den­man Is­land - ferry is in Buck­ley Bay, the vil­lage is on the east side in Baynes Sound, post of­fice & store. Hornby Is­land has a 3 tonne crane on the pub­lic float, also post of­fice, mo­tel, stores, camp­site and launch­ing ramp.

Courte­nay has a pub­lic float, diesel, ga­so­line, re­pairs and all you would find in a larger city. Co­mox is the home of the Cana­dian Forces Base (air­field) and is in an area of prime farm­land.

Camp­bell River - Called the “Salmon Cap­i­tal of the World”, sports fish­er­men come from all over the world to prac­tice their skills. Dis­cov­ery Pas­sage is the most used pas­sage be­tween Quadra Is­land and Van­cou­ver Is­land. Sey­mour Nar­rows is 3.2 km (2 mi) long and Rip­ple Rock in the cen­ter causes very haz­ardous wa­ter. Only pass at or near slack wa­ter es­pe­cially if tow­ing some­one or if your ves­sel has lower amount of power.

This group of Is­lands form the en­trance to Deso­la­tion Sound and the Dis­cov­ery Is­lands - Quadra Is­land - named after the Span­ish ex­plorer Quadra - pub­lic floats and ma­rina fa­cil­i­ties. Read Is­land has a store & post of­fice with a 37m pub­lic float pro­tected from most winds. Cortes Is­land, West and East Re­donda Is­lands. Ma­rina Is­land has sandy beaches with large boul­ders. Mink Is­land with sev­eral dry­ing rocks that lie close off shore at the NE end.

Hom­fray Chan­nel - tide sel­dom ex­ceed 1 1/2 km and is sep­a­rated by East Re­donda Is­land from the main­land. Toba In­let leads 32 km (20 mi) NE to the sand and mud flat es­tu­ary of the Toba River at its head.

Malaspina In­let - it is very pop­u­lar for small crafts cruis­ing the area, it is en­tered from Deso­la­tion Sound be­tween Myr­min­don Point and Zephine Head. Okeover In­let is a must for a cruis­ing des­ti­na­tion. It has ma­rina fa­cil­i­ties and a pub­lic wharf.

Lund - mari­nas, stores, ho­tel, marine re­pair. A 3 tonne crane on the pub­lic wharf, power and wa­ter on the floats. Is­lands in front of Lund are Her­nando Is­land, named after Her­nando Cortes, pas­sage be­tween Her­nando & Savary Is­lands is not rec­om­mended. Savary Is­land has a small pub­lic float and is known for its beau­ti­ful beaches. Copeland Is­lands is the “Copeland Is­lands Marine Park” and they are known as Ragged Is­lands by the lo­cals.

Pow­ell River is the largest com­mu­nity on the Sun­shine Coast with gal­leries, shops, restau­rants and ac­com­mo­da­tions. Westview is the home of the Cana­dian Coast Guard year round sta­tion.

Tex­ada Is­land is 43 km (27 mi) long by 8 km (5 mi) wide and sep­a­rates the Strait of Ge­or­gia from the Mal­ispina Strait where tidal streams sel­dom ex­ceed 1 km. Har­wood Is­land at the north end and Las­queti Is­land to the south end is 14.5 km (9 mi) long and 6.5 km (4 mi) wide.

Agamem­non Chan­nel is the fastest and short­est way to get to Eg­mont and Princess Louisa In­let. Hotham Sound ex­tends for 10 km (6 mi) and is too deep for an­chor­age. Al­ter­nate route is en­ter­ing through Jervis In­let on the north side of Nel­son Is­land.

Eg­mont is a vi­brant com­mu­nity with two mari­nas, great din­ing, ac­com­mo­da­tions, stores. The pub­lic wharf is equipped with a 3 tonne der­rick plus garbage and oil dis­posal are avail­able at the wharf­head. World fa­mous Skookum­chuck Nar­rows forms the en­trance to Sechelt In­let. Tricky but safe pas­sage through the nar­rows is on ei­ther side of the Sutton Islets.

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