Shelter Bay on Queen Charlotte Strait

Discussion in 'BC MARINE TRAILS NETWORK - Assistance Required' started by Denis Dwyer, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Denis Dwyer

    Denis Dwyer Paddler

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    Shelter Bay is located on the mainland side of Queen Charlotte Strait one day's paddle from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island.
    Coordinates: 50°58.611N X 127°27.634W
     
  2. ken_vandeburgt

    ken_vandeburgt Paddler

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    I would suggest Shelter Bay is a critical site. There is nothing else close by. It is needed for crossing to and from Port Hardy. I'm not aware of any sites to the east on the mainland side till Kingcome Inlet. Next useable site is Skull Cove, a half day to the North. Very sheltered from sea conditions and a good campsite for several tents. Sand beach.

    There is active logging in the area. There is a fish farm between the islands at the south side of the entrance to Shelter Bay. I was there Sept 2007. A dry year, there was no creek when I visited.

    Someone carved a trail from the beach to an inland lake (or tidal lagoon).
     
  3. mick_allen

    mick_allen Paddler & Moderator

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    Googling that area give some intriguing places to closely look at:

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    Shelter bay is the campsite icon at the top left.

    straight on view:

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  4. Denis Dwyer

    Denis Dwyer Paddler

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    I stopped for the night in Shelter Bay for a second time on 6-6-2012 and took these photos.

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    This short video includes views from Shelter Bay
    [youtube] http://youtu.be/0lX70my8vvY [/youtube]