Roll up your sleeves. And your pant legs. The waters between Victoria and Port Renfrew, along the southern coast of Vancouver Island, are perfect for sightseeing, pleasure boating and crabbing. So put down the fishing rod, and drop a Crab trap or two instead. After a few hours of sightseeing and wildlife viewing, your traps should be filled to the brim with the area’s tasty Dungeness Crabs.
|SUB REGION: South Vancouver Island|
|SEASONS:Summer, Fall, Winter|
|CONDITIONS:Influenced by the open ocean, with strong tides. Weather varies by season and is typical for the Pacific Northwest.|
|ACCESSIBILITY:Port Renfrew is 2 hours east of Victoria via Highway 14 (Juan de Fuca Highway). Victoria is easily accessible by drive-on ferry (including bus). Also flights from Vancouver.|
|TOURISM: Vancouver Island Tourism|
|SERVICES:Numerous marinas in the area are well equipped for anglers. Victoria has all of the services and amenities of a small, North American city.|
|EXPERIENCES:Wildlife viewing is popular, especially Seals, Sea Lions, Humpback Whales and Orcas (Killer Whales). Also hiking, camping and all the attractions of Victoria.|
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Wind light increasing to southwest 20 knots near noon Saturday then diminishing to light Saturday evening.
*No guarantees about the correctness of this tidal data.