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									Page 112 Chapter 9 SOUTHEAST GULF ISLANDS

                                    Chapter 9:

                                             Southeast Gulf Islands
                                    North & South Pender, Saturna, Cabbage, Tumbo, Samuel, and Mayne Islands.

                                                       other islands and the communities located oppo-       they will rise in mid-morning and go down in the
                    Symbols                            site them along the east coast of Vancouver           late afternoon. As Indians observed, long before
                                                       Island.                                               the government weather services, if these winds
[   ]: Numbers between [ ] are chart                                                                         do not go down in the afternoon, it will likely
numbers.                                               Salt Spring Island has the greatest population,       blow for three days. These prevailing winds are
                                                       with the Penders, Galiano, and Mayne following        modified by local on-shore winds during the after-
{    }: Numbers & letters between { } are              in that order. The main center of commerce is         noons and off-shore winds during the evening
waypoints.                                             Ganges, on Salt Spring Island. Often, small com-      hours. These winds are caused by the heating and
                                                       munities such as Fulford Harbour, Village Bay,        cooling of the land masses. When the wind blows
  : Park, : Boat Launch, : Campgrounds,                Sturdies Bay, and Saturna are located near a ferry    from the southeast, it generally indicates a change
  : Hiking Trails, : Picnic Area, : Biking             landing for vessels which link the islands with       in the weather or the approach of a storm front.
                                                       Vancouver and Swartz Bay.                             The strength of southeast storm winds is difficult
                                                                                                             to predict and they can result in sea conditions
# Important Notice: See “Important Notices”            Shellfish harvesting of clams and oysters, fishing,   that are uncomfortable or even dangerous. It is
                                                       observing marine and bird life, visiting sites of     wise to spend such times in one of the well-shel-
between Chapters 7 and 8 in this guide for specif-
                                                       petroglyphs, exploring anchorages, visiting mari-     tered marinas, in a very protected anchorage, or
ic information on boating related topics such as:
                                                       nas, walking through parks or towns, golfing, hik-    at least not on the open waters of the straits.
Canadian & U.S. Customs, boating safety and
                                                       ing, canoeing, kayaking, scuba diving, and dining
security, navigation, weather, U.S. & Canadian         in one of the many good restaurants are only a few    During summer months, higher-high tides tend to
Coast Guard, U.S & Canadian marine radio use,          of the possible vacation highlights of this area.     occur at night while lower-low tides occur during
Vessel Traffic Service and traffic separation plans,                                                         daylight hours. These are the tides that are treas-
security zones, and internet access. Due to new        The climate is mild with an annual rainfall of less   ured by shellfish collectors. Boaters, however, can
Department of Homeland Security regulations,           than 30 inches, most of which falls between           be surprised by rocks and shelves that are exposed
call ahead for latest customs information and/or       November and March. Summer water tempera-             or become dangerous to navigation or anchorage.
see    Northwest       Boat     Travel     On-line,    tures range from 59-63 degrees Fahrenheit. Water      Tidal fluctuations during spring tides, when the                                        temperatures are higher in some coves and where       moon is full or new, tend to be relatively large,
                                                       the water is shallow. Normal summer air temper-       ranging from nine feet at Victoria to seventeen
                                                       ature range from 54-74 degrees Fahrenheit. In         feet at Comox. Tidal runs at springs are usually
              Gulf Islands                             some locales, hot summer days of 84-90 degrees        one to two knots, however maximums of ten
                                                       are not uncommon. The sun shines about 60 per-        knots occur in certain passes. Generally, it is best
   [3313, 3441, 3442, 3462, 3473, 3477]                cent of the time during summer months. The            to be heading south during an ebbing tide or
                                                       summer fair weather winds are from the north-         north during a flood tide since traveling with the
# Introduction: Boating is a way-of-life for many      west. When these northwest winds prevail, they        current will increase speed and save fuel. The
who live and visit here. These destinations are        have a predictable pattern to them. Generally,        land in most of this area is composed of sedimen-
intimately connected by the attractive waterways
that lead to them like highways. The area is bor-
dered on the south by the international boundary,
on the north and east by Georgia Strait, and on
the west by Vancouver Island, which provides
shelter from the Pacific Ocean. Many marinas
and anchorages are available. Boating visitors
return again and again to these islands, discover-
ing hide-aways and communities to explore with
each visit. Chapter 9 will cover the southern-
most islands. Chapters 10 and 11 will describe the

                Chart List
Canadian Hydrographic Charts:
   3313, 3441-42, 3473, 3477, 3478

NOAA Charts:
   18400, 18421, 18432

Marine Atlas (2005 ed.):
   Page 11, 12

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tary rock made up of sandstone, shale or conglom-       available.                                               new CANPASS only customs check-in site.
erate. The layers of these rocks are deposited in a                                                              (May 21, 2004)
northwest/southeast direction. Centuries of a           Walk Around: Walking trails lead to 890 foot
process of decomposition and erosion of these           high Mount Norman.                                       Port Browning Marina Resort: Moorage, power,
materials have created ridges and valleys which                                                                  lodging, laundry, showers, launch, restaurant,
generally run northwest/southeast. Where the            # Pender Canal (2): Passage through this nar-            beer & wine. 250-629-3493. VHF 66A.
valleys slope down to the water, there are often        row, attractive gorge is possible at almost any tide,
sheltered bays with good holding ground which           except for sailboats with masts that will not clear      # Hope Bay (5): Tucked in behind Faine Island,
has been deposited there by run-off waters from         the bridge’s minimum 26 feet. When leaving               this bay has a public wharf and float. Depths are
the valleys.                                            Bedwell Harbour through this canal, a red spar           shallow on the inner side of the floats at low tides.
                                                        buoy is on a four foot drying rock at the south end      Space is limited, but good temporary anchorage
                                                        of the canal. Passage is made between this buoy          can be taken a short way off in the adjacent bay.
  North and South Pender                                and a green spar buoy opposite it. Minimum
                                                        depth in the canal is seven feet. Minimum width
                                                                                                                 (Hope Bay Harbour Commission dock, 250-629-
                                                                                                                 9990). The landmark store was destroyed by fire
          Islands                                       is 40 feet at the bridge. Maximum current at
                                                        springs is four knots. The flood current sets north,
                                                                                                                 in 1998, but has been rebuilt to resemble the 1912
               [3441, 3462, 3477]                                                                                store, with modern conveniences. Navy Channel
                                                        ebbs south. Tidal range is 11 feet. This man-made
                                                        waterway was built in 1903 to connect Shark              currents run to three knots, flooding to the east
                                                        Cove and the head of Bedwell Harbour. The                and ebbing to the west.
# Bedwell Harbour (1): {48° 45' N, 123° 14' W}
Named for Captain Edward Bedwell, who was               bridge was built in 1955. Middens of the Coast
                                                        Salish, who lived in this area more than 5,000           Welcome Cove & Colston Cove: These coves
master of an 1860 survey ship, this harbor has sev-                                                              afford temporary anchorage, however, they are
eral attractions. Thousands of boaters visit each       years ago, are still in evidence. This vicinity is
                                                        designated as a provincial heritage site.                open to currents.
year to clear customs.
                                                        # Shark Cove (3): There is temporary anchor-             # Port Washington, Grimmer Bay (6): Mooring
# Peter Cove: Private buoys limited anchorage.
                                                        age in this niche northwest of the bridge over           floats, which extend east and west from the dock,
Open to wakes. Located to port, when entering
Bedwell Harbour from the south.                         Pender Canal. Two submerged rocks are visible in         permit temporary moorage. When approaching
                                                        the emerald green water of the cove. Wakes from          this public dock, note that a rock with a depth of
# Egeria Bay: This bay is to starboard upon             passing boats may be partially avoided by a stern        less than six feet lies about 150 feet south of the
entering Bedwell Harbour from the south, and is         line tied to shore, keeping the bow facing the           southeast end of the dock. Grimmer Bay is divid-
the site of a customs port-of-entry and a marina        wakes. Mortimer Spit, which lies opposite the            ed in half by a shoal which extends to Boat Islet.
resort. The graffiti on the cliff by the marina dates   cove, is the site of an extensive gravel beach that      Some anchorage is possible, however, the niche is
to 1905, the work of the crew of the Royal Navy         is a popular picnicking and swimming spot.               open to the west and wakes of large ferries.
vessel HMS Egeria.
                                                        # Port Browning (4): This is the site of the Port        # Otter Bay (7): The Otter Bay-Swartz Bay ferry
Customs: May 1 through September 30. Boaters            Browning Marina and a public float. Anchorage            landing is in the outer portion of the bay. There is
arriving from the U.S. who have not cleared by          in the harbor is exposed to the east, but protected      anchorage on a mud bottom in Hyashi Cove,
CANPASS, must tie to the customs floats upon            from prevailing westerlies. One anchoring basin is       inland from the ferry landing. It is exposed to west
arrival. The customs staff have a boat and are          to port adjacent to Aldridge Point. Water depths         winds and some ferry wash. Inquire about swim-
often out and about. Phones on the dock connect         are 30- 40 feet at high tide on a fairly even bot-       ming in Roe Lake, a favorite with locals. With
directly to the Customs Reporting Centre. 1-888-        tom. Hamilton Beach, with its white sand and             the development of time-share condominiums,
226-7277.                                               gravel, is nearby. A very small public wharf, with       the cove is a boating destination with docks,
                                                        tidal grid, is to starboard, and a marina resort is at   store, swimming pool and nearby golf course.
Poets Cove Resort & Spa: Moorage, power, water,         the head of the bay. Within walking distance from
gas, diesel, laundromat, showers, provisions,           the head of the bay is a small shopping mall with        Otter Bay Marina: Moorage, power, water, show-
lodge, restaurant. 250-629-2111. VHF 66A                post office, liquor store, grocery, bakery, and phar-    ers, laundry, tent, provisions. 250-629-3579.
                                                        macy. On summer Saturday mornings, this                  VHF 66A.
# Beaumont Marine Park: Nestled against the             becomes the site of Pender Island’s Public Market.
steep hillside just northwest of Egeria Bay is this     The market begins by the middle of June and              Thieves Bay (8): Hidden behind a breakwater,
provincial park. A large number of mooring buoys        takes place every Saturday until November.               this shallow bay is nearly filled with private moor-
are provided. A sand and gravel beach, fresh            Because of its popularity, arrival before the 10:00      ings. A rock, marked by kelp, lies to starboard
drinking water, picnic areas, and campsites are         a.m. opening is suggested. Port Browning is a            near the entrance. A launching ramp is near the

                                                                                                                 Shingle Bay (9): Entirely open to west winds,
                                                                                                                 this bay affords only limited anchorage. The cove
                                                                                                                 north of Mouat Point has adequate depths. This
                                                                                                                 was once the site of a fish reduction plant.
                                                                                                                 Remaining pilings are hazards.

  Pender Canal
      Tumbo and Cabbage

# Tumbo & Cabbage Islands (10): {3313, 3441}
Charts are essential. These small islands lie off the
southeast tip of Saturna. The area just outside of
the reef line, stretching west-northwest from
Tumbo and Cabbage, is a favored fishing zone. Do
not attempt passage into Reef Harbour between
the southeast side of Cabbage and the northeast-
ern shore of Tumbo. A drying reef and mud flats
extend between the islands at this location. No
approach to Reef Harbour is without hazard. The
safest approach is to locate the end of the reef
that extends northwestward on a line through
Tumbo and Cabbage Islands and Pine Islet. This
reef is about one mile long from Cabbage Island.
By avoiding the reef, it is possible to head direct-
ly toward Saturna. A turn to port is made when
the vessel is on a line with Reef Harbour.
Proceeding east-by-southeast on a course of about
105 degrees, it is possible to enter between the
reef extending west-northwest from Cabbage and
                                                           Winter Cove Church                                                                      Lynn Mortensen Photo
the reef extending west-northwest from the west-
ern finger of Tumbo. In season, kelp marks some
of the areas to be avoided, but at other times of
the year it is difficult to navigate this entry. In     and August. Good swimming beaches are found              # Lyall Harbour (14): There is plentiful and
Reef Harbour it is necessary to consult the boat’s      in Veruna Bay, Russell Reef, Thomson Park, East          good anchorage here unless a west or northwest
depth sounder, the chart, and tide predictions for      Point Regional Park and Lyall Harbour Beach.             wind is expected. It is best to go as far into the bay
satisfactory overnight anchorage depths. There          No public campgrounds. A fuel facility and gov-          as overnight depths will permit. The Saturna
are drying mud flats to the east-southeast of           ernment floats are located near the Lyall Harbour        Island ferry landing is near the harbor entrance. A
Cabbage Island to be avoided. Although this             ferry landing. The island was named in 1791 after        public wharf with 300 feet of float space is adja-
anchorage is exposed to northwest and southeast         the schooner Saturnina.                                  cent to the ferry dock. 250-539-2229.
winds and is difficult to enter, Tumbo Island at
least gives protection from seas in southeast           East Point: An 1888 lighthouse situated here is          Saturna Point Landing: Gas, diesel, ice, groceries,
winds. Reef Harbour, between Tumbo and                  the reference point for gathering weather condi-         licenses, moorage. 250-539-5725.
Cabbage, has buoys, a sandy beach on Cabbage,           tions for the southern Georgia Strait. There is
and good crabbing along the north shore of              good fishing in this area. The Lighthouse Park           # Winter Cove & Winter Cove Marine Park
Tumbo near the buoys. No water is available.            provides views east to Mt. Baker and whales are          (15): This is a 228 acre marine park, and the site
Anchorage is possible. Cabbage and Tumbo                often sighted. Beware of tidal currents running up       of the Dominion Day Lamb Barbecue. There are
Islands are part of the Gulf Islands National Park      to 5 knots around Boiling Reef, off the tip of East      fire pits, a baseball diamond, picnic areas, pit toi-
Reserve established in 2003. Both are under the                                                                  lets, walking trails, water, and information kiosks.
management of BC Parks. Cabbage Island is a                                                                      No camping is allowed. There is an unpaved
CANPASS only customs check-in site.                     Narvaez Bay (11): Much of the steep sided land           launching ramp, for use at half tide or higher.
                                                                                                                 There are several anchorages in Winter Cove.
                                                        surrounding this bay, purchased by the Pacific
# Cabbage Island Provincial Marine Park:                                                                         The bottom is shallow and uneven, but holding is
                                                        Marine Heritage Program, is now a part of the
Ten mooring buoys are located in Reef Harbour                                                                    good. When approaching from Plumper Sound,
                                                        Gulf Island National Park Reserve. This long bay
between Cabbage Island and the eastern tip of                                                                    get even with the entrance to Irish Bay, then aim
Tumbo. Camping is permitted on Cabbage only             has temporary anchorage near the head and                toward Samuel Island until close to the shore.
in designated areas. Fees are charged for camp-         another behind an anvil shaped peninsula off the         Avoid Minx Reef before turning to starboard and
sites and mooring buoys from May 1 through              southern shore. The bay is open to swells of pass-       proceeding into Winter Cove. An underwater
September 30. Pit toilets, hiking trails, and an        ing ferries and southeast winds. Winds from the          power cable crosses the west entrance. Areas
information shelter are available. No water avail-      west may also funnel into the bay. Unstable bot-         close to shore are foul. The most favored anchor-
able and fires are not permitted. Keep dogs on          tom, watch for anchor dragging. In areas, the            ages are about 100 feet off shore, just southwest of
leashes at all times. Walking, swimming, fishing,       gravel shore allows for beaching dinghies. Hiking        the cable line, between the cables and the ruins of
scuba diving and bird watching are popular activ-       is possible on unmaintained trails or along old          a concrete-supported ramp, north and east of the
ities. Bald Eagles and Black Oystercatchers nest        island roads. A short, but steep uphill hike leads       cable line.
here.                                                   to a meadow.
                                                                                                                 Boat Passage (16): This narrow pass at Winter
                                                        Saturna Beach (12): Mount Warburton Pike                 Point separates Samuel and Saturna Islands.
            Saturna Island                              towers over 1,400 feet above this sandy beach.
                                                        This is the access to Thompson Park and a win-
                                                                                                                 Passage at or near high water slack is recommend-
                                                                                                                 ed. The charted location of the rock in the pas-
               [3441, 3462, 3477]                       ery. A dock is available for shore access. It is a 15-   sage varies with the chart being used. At times
                                                        minute walk up the hill, through the vineyards, to       the currents tend to carry boats across the rock.
# Saturna Island: Although one of the largest of        the winery, gift shop, and tasting room.                 Maximum currents run to seven knots at springs.
the Gulf Islands, Saturna is relatively undevel-                                                                 The favored course when going east is along the
oped and has a permanent population of 300.             Breezy Bay: This is the site of a private farm.          Saturna Island shore for about 150 yards on the
Saturna is connected to the inland ferry network        Breezy Bay is shallow with depths less than eight        Georgia Strait side. Then turn to port and pass
with the terminal located on the point of the           feet. True to its name, it is not the best anchorage     through the break in the kelp beds.
peninsula that separates Boot Cove and Lyall            in rising winds. The float and buoys are private.
Harbour. It is also accessible by chartered and
scheduled float plane and water taxi. The island is     # Boot Cove (13): Winds can enter this bay.
                                                        Buoys at the head of the bay are private. This
                                                                                                                              Samuel Island
home to nature trails, good biking roads, several B
& B's, grocery stores, a bank, post office, a pub,      steep-sided cove has a narrow, but easily navigat-                      [3441, 3462, 3477]
restaurant, and Saturna Lodge and winery.               ed, entrance into a basin with suitable depths for
Special events include a Pig Roast in May, a Lamb       anchoring. The bottom is good holding mud.               # Irish Bay (17): [3477, 3442, 3477] This large,
Barbecue on Canada Day (July 1), a Salmon               Space is limited by private docks and buoys, and         scenic bay has good anchorage on a mud bottom.
Barbecue in August and Saturday Markets in July         aquaculture.                                             The bay is open to winds from the southwest and

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west. Samuel Island is a private estate. The
beaches, uplands, and private dock are monitored
all year by a caretaker. Fires are not permitted on
the beaches because of the flammable growth on
the island and the lack of water and facilities for
fire fighting.

             Mayne Island
           [3441, 3442, 3462, 3477]

# Mayne Island: Public floats are found at
Horton and Miners Bays. These sites are CAN-
PASS only locations. Marine fuel is available at
Miners Bay. Regular ferry service connects the
island with both Swartz Bay (to Victoria) and
Tsawwassen (to Vancouver). Tranquil farms and
orchards set the leisurely pace for this island’s res-
idents. Dining and accommodations. Ocean
kayaking, tennis, and fishing charters are also
available. There are a number of historic sites to
visit, including the Mayne Museum, the Church
of St. Mary Magdalene, and the Active Pass Light
Station at Georgina Point. The lighthouse was
originally built in 1885. In the summer, the
grounds are open to the public daily from 10 a.m.-
Sunset. The museum occupies what was the jail in
1896, and traces the history of Mayne Island from
past to present. It is located off Fernhill Road,          Miners Bay                                                                            Gwen Cole Photo

opposite the Agricultural Hall. Boat launching is
possible at David Cove, Village Bay, and Potato
Point. Annual events include the Canada Day              extending southward from Campbell Point to           See Active Pass description in Chapter 10. The
Celebrations on July 1 at Dinner Bay Park, several       beyond Georgeson Island. Anchor near the head        northward movement of the flood tide affects the
salmon derbies in August, Mayne Island Fall Fair         on a mud bottom.                                     bay. On strong flood tides, with any northerly
on the third Saturday in August, and the famous                                                               wind, rips occur from south of Mary Ann Point to
Lions Club Salmon Bake at Dinner Bay Park on             # David Cove (21): Anchorage in this small           Laura Point. Miners Bay is deep, so anchorage
Labor Day Sunday.                                        niche with minimum depth of seven feet.              must be close to shore. Currents circle around
                                                         Exposed to the north. Launching ramp.                inside the bay. There is a sunken cable west of the
# Georgeson Passage (18): When entering
Georgeson Passage from Plumper Sound, proceed                                                                 public floats. Ashore, there is a museum, a restau-
                                                         Walk-around: At low tide, a shore walk can be
toward Irish Bay. Turn to port and continue north        made from this cove to the Active Pass Light         rant, and art galleries.
along the Samuel Island shore, keeping Lizard            Station, but the walk is rocky and slippery.
Island to port. Strong currents may be encoun-                                                                Active Pass Auto & Marine: Gas, diesel, propane,
tered in the Georgeson Passage- Bennett Bay              Piggott Bay: There is a good beach here, but reefs   ice, mechanic, bait, tackle. 250-539-5411.
vicinity. Currents reach four knots and maneuver-        and southeast winds are hazards.
ing room is limited. There are reefs in the vicini-                                                           # Village Bay (23): Terminus for the Gulf
ty of Lizard Island. When approaching Horton             # Miners Bay (22): [3473] Fuel, provisions,          Islands-Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen ferries. Good
Bay from the south, pass south of Curlew Island          restaurants, and limited moorage. CANPASS            mud bottom in 24-40 feet, but ferry wash, north-
through Robson Channel. A rock, marked by                check-in site (Oct. 1 to April 30 open to CAN-       west winds, and private buoys affect anchorage.
kelp in season, is kept to port. A rocky ledge off       PASS only, May 1 to Sept. 30 open to all). Active    Launching ramp. Avoid Enterprise Reef. Do not
Curlew Island extends to starboard. Minimum              Pass has currents to seven knots on spring tides.    pass between the reef light and the green buoy.
depth in this passage is seven feet. Entry to
Horton Bay may also be made by proceeding far-
ther north to the end of Georgeson Passage and
rounding the north tip of Curlew Island. Rocks
extend off this tip. To avoid these rocks, proceed
in the direction of Bennett Bay before turning to
port and entering the passage between Curlew
and Mayne Islands. A private float off Curlew
extends into this passage.

# Horton Bay (18): Good anchorage is available
in Horton Bay. A submerged rock, well marked
on charts, is in the prime moorage area near the
head. Check swing room depths on sounder
before anchoring. Moorage may be available at
the government dock located on the south shore.
A CANPASS only check-in site.

# Bennett Bay (19): Entry from the Strait of
Georgia is made through the narrow passage
between Campbell Point and Georgeson Island.
Favor the Georgeson Island side. A shoal extends
off Campbell Point. Anchorage is possible inside
Campbell Point, but tide flats and shallow water
extend to the outer end of the long wharf. A
restaurant is on shore.

# Campbell Bay (20): This bay is protected from
northwest winds, but exposed to southeast winds.           Bedwell Harbour
There are rocks in line with the Belle Chain and

                                                       Essential Supplies & Services
AIR TRANSPORTATION                                                          FISHERIES & OCEANS . . 250-363-3252                                      Lyall Harbour
To & from Washington                                                                                                                                 Otter Bay Marina. . . . . . . . . . . . 250-629-3579 VHF 66A
                                                                                                                                                     Piggot Bay
Seattle Seaplanes . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-637-5553                      FUELS
                                                                                                                                                     Port Browning Marina . . . . . . . 250-629-3493 VHF 66A
To & from Islands/Vancouver                                                 Active Pass. Gas, Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250-539-5411
                                                                                                                                                     Potato Point:
Harbour Air: 604-274-1277                                                   Poets Cove Resort & Spa: Bedwell Harbour.
                                                                                                                                                     Thieves Bay
                                                                              Gas, Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250-629-3212. VHF 66A          Village Bay
Tofino Air: 1-800-665-2359
                                                                            Saturna Point Landing: Gas, Diesel . . . . . 250-539-5725                Winter Cove Marine Park
Vancouver Island Air: 250-287-2433
                                                                            GOLF COURSES                                                             REPAIRS
BOOKS / BOOK STORES                                                         (Course accessible from moorage and have rental clubs available)
                                                                                                                                                     Active Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250-539-5411, VHF 66A
The Marine Atlas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541-593-6396                    Pender Island G&CC: North Pender. . . . . 250-629-6659                   Boatyard, The: Tsehum Harbour . . . . . . . 250-655-1511
                                                                                                                                                     Canoe Cove Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . 250-656-5566
COAST GUARD                                                                 INSURANCE                                                                Cove Yachts: Maple Bay. . . . . . . . . 250-748-8136
VHF 16, 26, #16                                                             Boat Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . 206-285-1350                     Maple Bay Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250-746-8482
Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250-480-2600    Or Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-828-2446              Oyster Harbour: Ladysmith . . . . . . . . . . . 250-245-8233
Emergencies: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-567-5111                                                                                  Philbrooks Boatyard: Tsehum Harbour . . 250-656-1157
                                                                            LIQUOR STORES                                                            Telegraph Harbour Marina: Thetis Is 250-246-9511
                                                                            Miners Bay
BOAT MOVING                                                                 Pender Island
                                                                                                                                                     Van Isle Marina: Tsehum Harbour
All Tow Boat Moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                                                                           . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250-656-1138. VHF 66A
                                                                            Saturna Island
   . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-946-7899, 1-877-946-7899                                                                                              RESTAURANTS / PUB
                                                                            LODGING                                                                  Poets Cove Resort & Spa: . . . . 250-629-3212. VHF 66A
BOAT SEATS & UPHOLSTERY                                                     Poets Cove Resort & Spa . . . . 250-629-3212. VHF 66A
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                                                                            MARINAS/MOORAGE FLOATS                                                   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *311
CUSTOMS                                                                     Hope Bay
                                                                            Horton Bay: Mayne Island
Bedwell Harbour: (May 1 -Sept. 30) 8:00 a.m.-8:00
                                                                            Lyall Harbour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250-539-5725
                                                                                                                                                     SHELLFISH HOTLINE . . . . 604-666-2828
  p.m. daily, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. after Labor Day.                          Miners Bay
  Closure Sept. 30 . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-226-7277                     Otter Bay Marina . . . . . . . . . . . 250-629-3579, VHF 66A             SPORT FISHING:
Cabbage Island (CANPASS only)                                               Poets Cove Resort & Spa . . . . 250-629-3212. VHF 66A                       . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250-363-3252
Horton Bay (CANPASS only)                                                   Port Browning Harbour
Miner’s Bay (CANPASS only)                                                  Port Browning Marina . . . . . . . 250-629-3493, VHF 66A                 TAXI
                                                                            Port Washington                                                          Mayne Island . . . . . . . . . 250-539-3132, 250-539-0181
Port Browning (CANPASS only)
See Important Notices between Chapters 7 & 8                                PROPANE                                                                  TOWING
                                                                            Active Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250-539-5411   C-TOW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-354-5554
FERRY INFORMATION                                                                                                                                    Cove Yachts: Maple Bay. . . . . . . . . 250-748-8136
B.C. Ferries . . . . . . . . . 1-888-223-3779, 250-386-3431                 RAMPS / HAULOUTS                                                         Van Isle Marina: Tsehum Harbour
Swartz Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250-386-3431      David Cove                                                                 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250-656-1138 VHF 66A
                                                                                                                                                     Vector Yacht Service: Tsehum Harbour . . 250-655-3222

                                                                                                                                                     VHF MARINE OPERATOR
                                                                                                                                                     Bellingham: VHF 28, 85
                                                                                                                                                     Ganges: VHF 27, 64
                                                                                                                                                     Nanaimo: VHF 87
                                                                                                                                                     Sechelt: VHF 86
                                                                                                                                                     Vancouver: VHF 23, 24, 25, 26, 86, 88
                                                                                                                                                     Victoria: VHF 86

                                                                                                                                                     VISITOR INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                                     All islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250-754-3500

                                                                                                                                                     Environment Canada Weather Line.. . . . . 250-339-9861
                                                                                                                                                     Comox (recorded) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250-339-0748
                                                                                                                                                     Victoria: WX-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250-363-6717
                                                                                                                                                     Vancouver: WX-1, 3, 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-664-9010

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