2018 North Coast B.C to Ketchikan Updates

Butedale

The dock is open but the uplands are closed. You cannot walk around the grounds or up to the lake. There is no caretaker this year. The owner of Butedale has brought in excavation equipment and clean up has started. Future plans for development and a timeline are not in place at this time.

Ocean Falls

The “Old Bank Inn” is new for 2018, housed in the original CIBC building (formally the Ocean Falls Fishing Lodge) is a Bed & Board Guest House (250-289-9624).  Like them on FACEBOOK.

The old Darke Waters is now under new ownership as the Ocean Falls Lodge. They offer a coin laundry and meal service on a space available basis. For a home cooked meal call – 250-289-3585.

Pruth Bay

Hakai Institute is still offering up to 300MB of daily WiFi usage.

Shearwater

Is installing new docks on each end of the “T.” The new 200’ extensions will not have water or power. Reservations for the Marina are still highly recommended.

Potable water is available on the guest docks; there are two water lines for different uses; one carries potable water, and the other is for wash-down.  White hoses carry potable water, and the green hoses are for wash-down which is non-potable.  Please be sparing and sharing with the potable water (white hoses) as the water is produced locally.

 

Note also the new food service and pub menu at Shearwater. Under Chef Roman, they will also be offering fine dining in the upstairs area. Call for reservations and more information.

Prince Rupert

The 2018 season has been very busy. reservations at Cow Bay Marina highly recommended.It has been discovered!

The adjacent Prince Rupert Rowing & Yacht Club may have room, no reciprocal membership necessary. Note their new building is nearly completed.

When we visited in late May, the new building at the Prince Rupert Rowing and Yacht Club was nearing completion with its bright red roof. It is gratifying to see the Prince Rupert waterfront developing.

Duncanby Lodge

Duncanby Lodge no longer offers meals, moorage or fuel for the general boating public. This high-end fishing lodge is for guests who have purchased the all-inclusive package of lodging, meals and charter boats.