Boating Club, Texada

Maurice Brunelle, President  604 486 6774
Greg Mcmahon, Vice-President
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.

Dragon Boat “Paddling for Life”

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 on the
Sunshine Coast.

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.

Yacht Club, Powell River (PRYC)

PO Box 371, Powell River  V8A 5C2  Email

Everyone in the community is welcome to join our club. It's fun, family-friendly and affordable. You do not need a boat. We have an exciting racing series and you may want to crew on the sailboats. We have many day cruises in the spring and summer. We have monthly social events. We also have a very worthwhile Adult and Youth Sailing training program which takes place in June and July. Check it out. Our yearly membership is $60 for single and $100 for family. We participate in many Powell River activities as well as putting on the Christmas Parade of Lights on the water! Join our club and meet new friends and have fun!


Canoe Route

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. - 1 hour 15 min.). You will get in a total of 49 km of paddling, which range in stretches of 1 km to 28.5 km (sic) taking from 10 minutes to
4 hours 45 min, depending on the wind.  (excerpt from website)

Resource Websites:
Vancouver (includes route distances, portage information and directions

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Cortes Island

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.

See Lund & Desolation Sound for parks and campgrounds on or near Cortes Island.
Read more on BC Sea Kayak

Hardy Island Provincial Marine Park

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)

Harmony Islands Marine Provincial Park

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.

Hotham Sound

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

Princess Louisa Inlet Marine Provincial Park & Chatterbox Falls

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 mid-June, the warm sun melting the mountain snow-pack creates more than sixty waterfalls that cascade and spume down precipitous walls to mingle with the waters of Princess Louisa Inlet. Beautiful Chatterbox Falls at the head of the inlet tumbles 40 metres (120 feet).

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-depth description.

Mitlenatch Island

Approximately 9 miles to the west of Lund, in the middle of the Strait of Georgia, this barren, rocky, 88-acre island is perhaps best described by the Kwakiutl name for the island - MAH-KWEE-LAY-LA, meaning "it looks close, but seems to move away as you approach it". Read more on PR Kayak

Redonda Islands  

East Redonda

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

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)

Toba Inlet

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…

Boating & Fishing

Marine parks and other boating destinations, including the Powell River Canoe Route, in Powell River, Texada Island, Lund & Desolation Sound plus boating clubs in Powell River & Texada Island.

See Lund & Desolation Sound as well as Texada for more boating destinations.

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