This 68-mile channel runs northwest along the north end of Vancouver Island, separating Vancouver Island from the mainland. The docks at Blind Channel Resort in Mayne Passage, the docks at Kelsey Bay, and anchorages including Port Neville and Forward Harbour afford protection should the seas kick up. Passages that lead off Johnstone Strait also afford escape. Blind Channel Resort in Mayne Passage and the public dock at Shoal Bay are favorite boater destinations. To the east are Dent Island Lodge and Fisherman’s Landing & Lodge. Visiting these locations requires correct timing to transit a series of rapids. For updates, see the updates table below.