Premier Listings for Loughborough Inlet
Loughborough Inlet penetrates deep into the Coast Mountain Range of mainland British Columbia, midway between Knight Inlet to the west and Bute Inlet to the east, north of Central Vancouver Island.
The inlet averages 1.6 miles (2.5 km) wide and is approximately 22 miles (35 km) in length from its mouth, where Chancellor Channel and Cordero Channel meet off the north coast of West Thurlow Island, to its head at the mouth of the Stafford River, at the base of Mt. Blake and Mt. Henry.
Loughborough Inlet was name by Captain George Vancouver after Scottish advocate Alexander Wedderburn, first Baron of Loughborough (1733 – 1805), 1st Earl of Rosslyn, and Lord Chancellor of Great Britain from 1793 to 1801.
Location: Loughborough Inlet is located in the Coast Mountain Range of mainland British Columbia, midway between Knight Inlet and Bute Inlet, north of Central Vancouver Island. The closest access to Loughborough Inlet is from Kelsey Bay on Central Vancouver Island, or the larger centre of Campbell River farther to the southeast in Discovery Passage. Access by boat from the east is through Cordero Channel, via the Yuculta, Dent, and Green Point Rapids, or from western Johnstone Strait through Seymour Narrows, Blind Channel Rapids and Green Point Rapids.
Boating is very popular in the beautiful Loughborough Inlet, with safe anchorages at Beaver Inlet, Sidney Bay and Heydon Bay, or at the head of McBride Bay and Frazer Bay in Cooper Reach.
History: Loughborough Inlet was the site of a now-abandoned salmon cannery at the town of Roy, and several logging camps in Loughborough Inlet were among the first to use trucks for hauling logs to the water during the 1920s.
To the south of Loughborough Inlet is Johnstone Strait, at the western end of Chancellor Channel. Johnstone Strait is a deep and narrow glacier-carved passage located between the east coast of Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland, extending roughly from Telegraph Cove in the north to Rock Bay in the south. Johnstone Strait serves as an important thoroughfare for marine vessels that include cargo freighters and cruise ships bound for Alaska in the summer months.
To the west of Loughborough Inlet is Knight Inlet, bordered by great towering mountains that rise straight out of the sea, cascading waterfalls and waterslides, and a history rich in native culture. Knight Inlet is prime black bear and grizzly bear habitat, bald eagles, orcas and other wildlife are abundant, fishing is superb, and the river system supports a phenomenal fall salmon run.
To the east of Loughborough Inlet is Bute Inlet. Considered one of the grandest fjords in the world, the remote and pristine Bute Inlet is surrounded by the rugged coastal mountains that heave out of the emerald waters and rise to heights of nearly 10,000 feet, capped by the Homathko Icefield and numerous other glaciers in the surrounding mountain ranges. The mist-shrouded inlet boasts magnificent coastal scenery and abundant wildlife.
Explore BC and Southeast Alaska with Bluewater Adventures aboard our 70′ yachts sailing the BC Inside Passage, the Queen Charlotte Islands, Gwaii Haanas National Park, the Great Bear Rainforest, and Vancouver Island. You’ll see whales, Grizzly, Black and Kermode bears, and experience ancient native villages and Haida culture, primeval forests, wilderness, and amazing coastal wildlife.
In 1987 we built our off-grid kayaking lodge in the Discovery Islands with a dream of crafting life-changing multi-day sea kayaking experiences. We still live where we paddle, and our passion for exploring our remote corner of British Columbia has only grown stronger.
Guided trips combine skills instruction, wilderness adventure, and meals prepared from our own garden produce, local sea foods, and home baking. Our kayaking tours explore sheltered routes amid marine parks, abundant wildlife, and rainforest islands – all with spectacular views of the highest peaks of the rugged Coast Mountains.
It’s a Coastal Lifestyle … Live It!
Specializing in marketing and selling local residential, recreational, unique oceanfront and commercial real estate throughout Campbell River, northern Vancouver Island, Discovery Islands, the Outer Islands and the BC Mainland Coast. Our real estate listings include homes to small oceanfront and lakefront recreational lots, private islands, remote island acreages, fishing lodges, wilderness / adventure resorts and vacation homes, oceanfront / lakefront cabins, marinas, remote & timbered acreages, and development investment properties on the west coast of BC and Vancouver Island – BCO has the Coast covered!
The BC Oceanfront Real Estate Team loves to bring people to the coast and introduce people to the coastal lifestyle. All members of the team live an active coastal lifestyle, and they bring that passion for the coast to all that they do. All three agents have their own boats and are very familiar with the many different regions surrounding central and northern Vancouver Island. With a team behind you, you can be sure that someone is always at hand to answer questions and lend assistance.