Boating Club, Texada
Maurice Brunelle, President 604 486 6774
Greg Mcmahon, Vice-
Paula Brunelle, Secretary
Sheridan Kristofferson, Treasurer
The boat club lies safe and secure ringed by steep treed bluffs and a mammoth rock breakwater. The dream of a viable community Boat Club started in the 60’s by forward thinking Islanders has become a reality through the dedicated hard work of club members, the generosity of local landowners and the quarries and especially through community support throughout its history. Volunteer work parties are the backbone of the Club’s expansion, which now extends to over 500 feet of docks, including substantial transient moorage for the accommodation of visitor boats, all which generates income for the Club. Membership is open to residents who reside full time on Texada.
Lorna Clark 604 485 3795
We are Dragon Boat paddlers for breast cancer survivors. Phone for more information.
Outrigger Society, Powell River
President: Jan Walker Email
Secretary: MarcLavertu Email
CORA Rep: Sue Milligan Email
We welcome both recreational and competitive paddlers. We paddle year round here
We offer paddling on both the sea and the lake. Our goal is to have people enjoy the water, spirit of competition and camaraderie that surrounds outrigger paddling. Whether you are just learning about the sport or are an athlete looking for a new challenge, our club can accommodate you.
Everyone in the community is welcome to join our club. It's fun, family-
The Powell Forest Canoe Route consists of 8 lakes and 5 portages for a total distance
of 57 km. The portages range in length from 0.7 km to 2.4 km (20 min. -
4 hours 45 min, depending on the wind. (excerpt from website)
Vancouver Island.com (includes route distances, portage information and directions
Located just north of Lund, BC. Launching from Lund, paddlers head north through the Copeland Islands Marine Park and then make the short crossing to Cortes. The total paddling distance is approximately 7 nautical miles. In fact, Cortes is only 1.75 nautical miles from Malaspina Peninsula: the finger of land separating the waters in front of Lund from Okeover Inlet. Access is via ferries from Campbell River, float planes or water taxi from Lund.
The warm, clean and green waters surrounding the area, which are reminiscent of a more tropical place make this a popular boating destination for swimming, viewing, diving, fishing and wilderness camping. Hardy Island Marine provides a safe anchorage and is only an island at high tide. This park is subject to southeast winds during the winter; use caution when anchoring. Sewage dumping is prohibited. (text paraphrased from website)
The park provides safe anchorage, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and fishing. One mile south of the park are the scenic Freil Lake Falls, which tumble down into Hothman Sound from Freil Lake.
This park is very popular with boaters and may be congested during long weekends and the summer months. There are no facilities at this park.
The park is situated on the east side of Hotham Island, north of Granville Bay and consists of the southernmost island. The other islands are privately owned and are not a part of the park. Please respect these areas and do not trespass on private property.
Located south of Powell River, this majestic and peaceful destination is well worth exploring. Launching from Saltery Bay offers sheltered paddling along with several interesting coves and bays that will beckon you in for a relaxing lunch. A meandering paddle through St. Vincents Bay precedes the awesome beauty about to unfold in Hotham Sound. Read more on PR Kayak
Far inland, approached from the Strait of Georgia by way of Jervis Inlet, Princess
Louisa Inlet has a charm and scenic beauty that must be seen and experienced. Until
This spectacular park contains a number of campsites, a ranger cabin, picnic shelter
and toilets. For boaters there is a mooring buoy, stern pins, a boat dock and a dinghy
dock. Read more on the Provincial Park’s website (click the title link) or PR Sea
Kayak, which provides a more in-
Approximately 9 miles to the west of Lund, in the middle of the Strait of Georgia,
this barren, rocky, 88-
East Redonda Island is one of the largest islands in total volume of land mass for its surface area in British Columbia. At 5,200 feet it is the highest point of any of the islands lying off the mainland coast (excluding Vancouver Island). This uniqueness has created a distinctive ecosystem. The eastern half of the island is protected as an Ecological Reserve… Read more at BC Sea Kayak
West Redonda offers two distinct destinations: Teakerne Arm (Cassel Falls) and Refuge Cove. Teakerne Arm has a small marine park at Cassel Lake. Here the main draw is Cassel Falls and exploring around Cassel Lake itself. Refuge Cove provides some level of interest for those interested in remote marinas with a historical feel (eg: old boardwalks line the marina). The main draw is definitely the well stocked store and the funky restaurant. Refuge Cove is located on the more southern area of West Redonda and is definitely an accessible paddle from Desolation Sound for those who may have forgot, or run out of, essential supplies.
(Text taken from PR Kayak)
Carving it's way into the towering Coast Mountains, Toba Inlet is a seldom travelled escape devoid of marinas or parks. As the adventurous kayaker paddles towards Toba from Desolation Sound, the waters begin to take on a markedly glacial greenish hue. Read more on PR Kayak…