The Oak Bay Group has been going through a transition since the passing of its founder, Bob Wright, in 2013. A few weeks ago they announced that they were selling their three Vancouver Island resorts — Painter’s Lodge at Campbell River, April Point Resort and Spa (and Marina) on nearby Quadra Island, and Canadian P... Details
While the docks are showing their age, there is a new 285’ dock with inside and outside moorage. The new dock is outside A dock and is reserved for large vessels. It offers 50 and 100-amp power. Renovations are underway on A dock.... Details
A public hearing on the controversial plan for a major new marina in Squirrel Cove has been rescheduled to July 24 at Gorge Hall, 1375 Robertson Road, Cortes Island. The hearing was originally scheduled for July 6. The hearing offers cruising boaters a final opportunity to oppose the development that would radically al... Details
The boating community has an opportunity to express their opinion about a new plan for a major marina development that would alter navigation and access to Squirrel Cove. Comments will be taken during a meeting on July 6th on Cortes Island
The boating public, both Canadians and Americans, are encouraged to attend th... Details
Brand new marinas are rare in the Northwest, so it’s noteworthy when we find one. Last year, Homfray Lodge, in Desolation Sound’s Homfray Channel, opened its doors. Since then, the owners have been busy improving the facility.
Homfray Lodge seen from the water
The three Macey brothers bought the property... Details
Each year we take a spring road trip through British Columbia, searching for changes at marinas. This year we found major changes underway at the Coast Marina in Campbell River. The marina has new owners. Many of the full time moorage customers have moved their boats out of the marina. We were told the dock configurati... Details
We dingied to Cassel Falls (Teakerne Arm) from our anchorage in the Copeland Islands on July 26, 2012.
Wish I had read updates first! Dingy dock is still up on rocks, but sort of useable.
Also visited Tracey Harbour to look for anchorage on July 17, and found that a logging operation has taken it over. Maybe st... Details
As you noted on page 229 of this year’s Guide regarding anchoring in Squirrel Cove, “At least one tough old log might still be down there....” Well, we found it!
After two beautiful days in the anchorage tucked in between the two small islands at the head of the bay (our third time in the anchorage over the ... Details
We were crusining In Desolation Sound last week and spotted a beautiful lodge
in Homfray Channel behind Foster Point, between Forbes Bay and Attwood Bay.
Their website is www.homfraylodge.com. They offer 250 feet of transient moorage. You can reach them at telephone: 604-740-6032, email: info@homfraylodg... Details
We have received a report from a Waggoner Guide reader that the dock at the Teakerne Arm waterfalls is damaged and up on the rocks.
This dock is used to land dinghies and to allow you to take the short hike up to Cassel Lake.
We will report further as we learn more.
Thank you ... Details
We are sitting at anchor at the north end of Rebecca Spit and sending this with just the laptop connection in the cabin. The access is via the Taku Resort marina across the bay. We were there last year and got the code then. Today it just came up and works fine. I'm surprised it works at this distance but t... Details
Ted Thorstenson, who designed and built the 45-foot Pacific Dawn, sent this note about how Elworthy Island in Waddington Channel got its name, and how the plaque marking it came to be.
I was reading the Waggoner writeup about Elworthy Island and the plaque dedicating the island to Douglas Elworthy. I can... Details
The Waggoner incorrectly warns that the large scale Plans Chart 3537 for Whiterock Passage is drawn on the older NAD 27 horizontal datum.
The new edition of the chart, published April 30, 2004, is drawn on the current NAD 83 horizontal datum.... Details