Vancouver Island, British Columbia,
Kingcome Inlet marine route is a mainland fjord exploring inland for 17 kilometres located off the coast of northeast Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The route is a rugged adventure exploring canyons, cliffs and historic First Nation villages and artifacts.
The closest Vancouver Island communities to Kingcome Inlet are Port McNeill and Campbell River. Port McNeill and Campbell River have marinas located within walking distance of stores and shops. The closest Gulf Islands are Alert Bay on Cormorant Island and Sointula on Malcolm Island.
The inlet is one of the least known marine adventures on the west coast partly because it is challenging and access can be difficult. The route is explored by boat tours, recreational boaters, sailboats and kayak tours.
Kingcome Inlet is accessed from the Queen Charlotte Strait. One short coming of the Kingcome Inlet adventure is the lack of anchorage. Many sections of the route include high canyon walls and cliffs which provide amazing scenery and waterfalls but very little shelter from winds and few areas for safe moorage.
The marine route leads to an area rich in First Nation history. The route passes by isolated villages, some abandoned
others occupied. Along the shoreline are native artifacts. Do not touch. The Village of Mamalilaculla is the best known First Nation community in Kingcome Inlet. Must ask for permission
to enter the village.
It is important to plan your route and have adequate supplies for the trip prior to departure. Proper use of tidal and navigation charts is a must. All boaters and kayakers should check weather conditions as the inlet is prone to developing high winds.
Some of the highlights of Kingcome Inlet include Spring Passage, Moore Bay, Reid Bay, Shawl
Bay, Retreat Passage and the village of Health Bay in Health Lagoon. Baker and Eden Islands are further north on the way to Echo Bay. Echo Bay
has a store and a pub and other services.
The Kingcome area is laden
with wildlife and it is , pretty much a given, that you will come
across a wide variety of wildlife like Black Bears, Wolves, and Grizzlies.
Happy Boating and Sailing Eh !!
The EH TEAM.
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