Desolation Sound - 9 days

Desolation Sound - 9 days near Powell River, BC


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205 kms
2days15hours
difficult
Sea Kayaking
Spring, Summer
Powell River, BC
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I highly recommend "the wild coast3" by John Kimantas and Desolation Sound map by wavelength magazine. Both for sale at MEC with detailed info about camping sites and landings. As a number of camping spots do have tricky spots where tide makes a big difference. Take my word on that... hiking is great but not when your have a kayak and 2 weeks supplies to carry ;)

John's book TWC3 has a break down of the area and you can make your own trip based on how much time you can spend in the area. Again I highly suggest TWC3 ...

Places to avoid would be anchorages where the "stinkpot congregate. Such as Prideaux Haven, Tenedos Bay, and Grace Harbour. Where its a obstacle course of anchors, bow lines and sewage.

Depending on your trip remember to print out your tide chart and plan the route. And a number of passages to have 12knot full flow some serious tidal rapids ;) See my attached videos showing one power boat barely making it.

Play safe and have a good time.

Parking is a tad interesting... the main street into lund does have free parking 100+m up from the dock. Or shell out some hard earned cash to park closer.

A quiet launch ramp is located behind the hotel where we drove down unloaded the boats and gear. Then parked up the street for free..

Further info

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/desolation/

Directions:

Lund BC

Driving directions to Lund, BC via vancouver bc

292 km – about 4 hours 49 mins

North of Powell River and Lund on the Sunshine Coast; 90 miles north of Vancouver. Lund is the closest community, town or city.

Prideaux Haven: Strategically located as a base for exploring the Sound, this anchorage is an elongated bay dotted with islands and small coves at the far north end of the park. A pit toilet is also located here.

Tenedos Bay: A sheltered bay east of Mink Island in Homfrey Channel. Nearby Unwin Lake provides a great opportunity for a freshwater swim. Pit toilets, wilderness camp sites and an information shelter are also located here.

Grace Harbour: A large sheltered bay located in Malaspina Inlet and surrounded by Gifford Peninsula. This area provides pit toilets, wilderness camp sites, an information shelter and an upland hiking shelter.

videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq8G3xcwyTo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9_BpaxVy2c


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