Winter Harbour and Quatsino Sound: Explore the Northwest Coast

  

Overview

Journey to the far reaches of remote yet historical north west Vancouver Island. Quatsino Sound is a large collection of inlets, bays and islands on the west side and near Vancouver Island’s northern tip. Make your base in the small village of Winter Harbour, famous for its fishing charters, and head out on the water for some of the best Halibut fishing on the coast. The famed Salmon Highway lies further offshore, and later in the season you can head out even further in search of Tuna. Closer to shore, Coho and Chinook are plentiful.

AT A GLANCE

REGION:Vancouver Island
SUB REGION: North Vancouver Island
SPECIES:Salmon, Fin Fish
SEASONS:Summer, Fall
CONDITIONS:Quatsino Sound is protected from the open ocean. Weather varies with the season, NW winds prevail in the summer months, but is typical for the Pacific Northwest.
ACCESSIBILITY:75 KM (47 miles) west of Port Hardy on active, gravel logging road. Port Hardy is approximately six hours north of Victoria on Highway 19. Travel by boat from Coal Harbour is popular. Also, lodges may offer direct charter flights.
LENGTH:Multi Day
GUIDED:Certified Tidal Angling Guide
COST: $$
SERVICES:Limited outside of lodges. Winter Harbour has typical services and amenities of a small, remote North American community.
EXPERIENCES:Bird watching and wildlife viewing, including whales. Cape Scott Provincial Park is nearby, and also the mostly abandoned village of Quatsino.

WEATHER AND MARINE FORECAST

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT

WEATHER
WEATHER

Sun, Sep 22

16°C

 

Mon, Sep 23

13°C

 

Tue, Sep 24

15°C

 

Wed, Sep 25

19°C

 

Thu, Sep 26

12°C

LUNAR

Current Moon Phase


Third Quarter Moon
Third Quarter Moon
Wind

Wind northwest 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 this morning then diminishing to northwest 15 early this evening.

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*No guarantees about the correctness of this tidal data.

  
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