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.
|SUB REGION: North Vancouver Island|
|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|
|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.|
STRONG WIND WARNING IN EFFECT
Thu, Jul 19
Fri, Jul 20
Sat, Jul 21
Sun, Jul 22
Mon, Jul 23
Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to northwest 15 early this morning then increasing to northwest 20 near noon.
*No guarantees about the correctness of this tidal data.