Scott Islands: Truly Wild

  

Overview

Far flung adventure. Just offshore, at the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island, are the Five Scott islands. Currently under review to be designated a National Marine Reserve, the Scott Islands are home to an awe-inspiring abundance of bird life. More than two million seabirds make their home here, due in large part to the equally impressive abundance of sea life. The Scott Islands provide some of the most unique scenery on the coast.  For those who venture out to the islands, amongst the best bird watching in all of Canada awaits.

AT A GLANCE

REGION:Vancouver Island
SUB REGION: North Vancouver Island
SPECIES:Salmon, Fin Fish
SEASONS:Summer
CONDITIONS:Water conditions here can be dangerous, with open ocean and heavy tidal action especially at the top end of Johnson Strait and particularly at the infamous Nahwitti Bar. Highly recommended to hire knowledgeable, local guides. Weather varies with seasons, but is typical for the northern Pacific Northwest.
ACCESSIBILITY:Remote. Accessed through Port Hardy, approximately 6 hours north of Victoria on Highway 19. Flights available to Port Hardy from Vancouver International Airport and Victoria.
LENGTH:Full Day, Multi Day
GUIDED:Certified Tidal Angling Guide
COST: $$
SERVICES:Nearby Port Hardy has services and amenities typical of a small, North American town.
EXPERIENCES:World famous bird watching. Also wildlife viewing, including whales.

WEATHER AND MARINE FORECAST

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT

WEATHER
WEATHER

Mon, Dec 10

7°C

 

Tue, Dec 11

8°C

 

Wed, Dec 12

6°C

 

Thu, Dec 13

6°C

 

Fri, Dec 14

6°C

LUNAR
Wind

Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 early this morning and to southeast 25 to 35 near noon.

Tides

Low: 08:41

High: 14:25

Low: 21:21

High: 04:01

*No guarantees about the correctness of this tidal data.

  

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