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Johnstone Straight: Towards Broughton Archipelago

  

Overview

Go island hopping. East from Port Hardy, across Johnstone Strait, is B.C.’s largest marine park consisting of dozens of small islands and islets with white beaches, magnificent views and more. The tidal action here produces excellent fishing for Chinook, Coho and Pink Salmon. Your only company here is likely to be Humpbacks, Orcas and possibly a kayaker or two.

AT A GLANCE

REGION:Vancouver Island
SUB REGION: North Vancouver Island
SPECIES:Salmon
SEASONS:Summer
CONDITIONS:Protected from the open ocean, but marine conditions can change fast especially in Johnstone Strait. Dense fog can be common in the summer. Weather varies with seasons, but is typical for the northern Pacific Northwest.
ACCESSIBILITY:Ferry service to Port Hardy from Prince Rupert and Horseshoe Bay on the mainland. Daily flights from Vancouver International Airport. Approximately six hours north of Victoria on Highway 19.
LENGTH:Half Day, Full Day
GUIDED:Self-Guided, Certified Tidal Angling Guide
COST: $$
TOURISM: HelloBC  
SERVICES:Largest nearby community is Port Hardy, with services and amenities typical of a small, North American town.
EXPERIENCES:Broughton Archipelago Provincial Park. World-class sea kayaking. Wildlife viewing including Orcas and Bears. Cruise ship watching in Johnstone Strait.
  

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