Sea Kayak Desolation Sound and the Sunshine Coast

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Rocky Mountain Books Ltd, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
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This paddling guide to Desolation Sound and the Strait of Georgia provides historical travel information on a part of the Inner Passage between Vancouver Island and the BC mainland. Follow the Marine Trail up the east coast of Vancouver Island with perhaps a digression to Hornby or Denman islands. Or tackle the savage inflow-outflow winds of Jervis Inlet to reach the jewel of Princess Louisa Inlet.

 

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Contents

Introduction
5
Area Map
11
First Nations
17
Land Ownership
27
Copeland Islands
37
Curme Islands to Tenedos Bay
47
West Redonda Island
54
Toba Inlet
61
Thormanby Islands
177
Half Moon Bay to Pender Harbour
181
Exploring Pender Harbour
183
Pender Harbour to Egmont
187
Skookumchuk Rapids
192
Sechelt Inlets
194
Howe Sound
203
Whyte Cliff Park to Bowen Island via Passage Island
208

Squirrel Cove to Von Donop Inlet
67
Powell River and Islands
75
Westview Powell River to Lund
83
Savary Island circumnavigation
91
Mitlenatch Island
98
Powell Forest Canoe Route
105
Texada Island circumnavigation
121
Lasqueti Island circumnavigation
128
Jedediah Island
132
Jervis Inlet
135
Nelson Island
138
Hardy Island
141
Hotham Sound
145
Jervis Inlet
149
Princess Louisa Inlet
155
Sechelt
159
Gibsons to Selma Park Sechelt
164
Selma Park Sechelt to Half Moon Bay
169
Merry Island172
172
Smuggler Cove and Secret Cove
174
Bowen Island circumnavigation
210
Pasley Islands
215
Keats Island
220
Bowyer Island
223
Gambier Island
224
Anvil Island including Christie Island and the Pam Rocks
227
Gibsons to Port Mellon
230
Port Mellon to Squamish
233
Whyte Cliff Park to Porteau Cove
236
Porteau Cove to Squamish
238
Useful Contacts
239
Websites
242
Further Reading
243
Quick Metric Conversions
244
Treatment of Hypothermia
245
Equipment List
248
Endnotes
250
Index of Place Names
251
In Case of Emergency
256
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About the author (2005)

An avid sea kayaker and canoeist since 1969, Heather Harbord has paddled the Gulf Islands and much of the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver and Cortes Island, BC. She was the first president of the Sea Kayak Association of BC and was awarded honorary membership in January 2003. A former professional librarian who worked in BC, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan, she was president of the Canadian Library Association in 1980 and chief librarian in Powell River until 1995.

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