Desolation Sound and Discovery Islands

Squirrel Cove

Squirrel Cove Trading Co. Ltd. has plans to extend their dock, work to begin in 2019; the Cove Restaurant is now licensed and open for dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., hours vary off-season. The Flying Squirrel Take-out is now housed inside the Cove Restaurant and is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Take-out can be enjoyed on the restaurant deck.

Melanie Cove

The 2019 Waggoner Cruising Guide includes detailed maps with locations for stern-tie pins at a number of marine parks in British Columbia. BC Parks, with help from the BC Marine Parks Forever Society, has installed more than 80 stern-tie pins at some of the most popular anchorages. To help locate and use these pins, the 2019 Waggoner Cruising Guide has mapped these stern-tie pin installations. Waggoner Editors and Field Correspondents have been out early this season confirming the locations. One notable change is in Desolation Sound Marine Park, where 3 pins were found on the south shore of Melanie Cove instead of the eight shown on our map. A large fallen tree, partially submerged, has prevented the installation of other stern-ties along this section of Melanie Cove.

Seascape Waterfront Resort

  1. Seascape Waterfront Resort – new contact information: 250-895-1643; theseascaperesort@gmail.com; www.seascapewaterfrontresortandmarina.com; docks and cabins refurbished; large octagon building with beautiful interior finishes serves well for rendezvous and flotillas.

Toba Wilderness

Toba Wilderness accepts credit cards and is no longer cash only.

Cell phone service appears to be expanded in this area. We are not sure this is all good news since many go to Desolation Sound to get away civilization, but we noticed a marked difference in voice and data service for both Verizon and AT&T users in Desolation Sound. We even had coverage in Prideaux Haven.