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Catala Island Marine Provincial Park incorporates Catala Island and Twin Islands, set in Esperanza Inlet on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Catala Island Park protects numerous reefs, islands, islets and marine ecosystems. Catala Island itself is forested with mature trees, twisted and stunted by the strong winds blowing off the Pacific Ocean. A lake and bog area are also found on the island.

The 850-hectare wilderness park, which incorporates 254 hectares of upland and 596 hectares of foreshore park, is an area with important significance to the island’s First Nations people. An Indian Reserve is situated at the extreme eastern tip of Catala Island, with access prohibited to visitors.

The park has no facilities, but sea kayaking and wilderness camping attracts visitors to the island to explore the reefs, lakes, bogs and the rugged shoreline. There is one wilderness, user-maintained beach camping area on the peninsula at Rolling Roadstead. A pit toilet is located at this location. Other good camping areas can be found in the vicinity of the Twin Islands.

Rustic trails lead to the lake and bog in the centre of the island. The tall trees on the island are twisted by the fierce winter winds and form a ragged backdrop to the island’s smooth and sandy beaches. The eastern tip of the island is a First Nations reserve, where visitors should not trespass.

Boats anchored in the Rolling Roadstead anchorage of Catala Island will be subjected to the constant and steady swell from the Pacific, with little respite. Nearby Queen Cove off Esperanza Inlet provides a sheltered overnight anchorage. Nearby Queen Cove on Vancouver Island is the nearest all-weather anchorage from which boaters may access Catala Island.

Catala Island Marine Provincial Park is located in Esperanza Inlet on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island, between Nootka Sound and Kyuquot Sound. Access to the park is by floatplane or by boat from the nearest towns of Tahsis, Zeballos, and Gold River.

Kayakers wishing to explore this remote region can book space for themselves and their kayak aboard the MV Uchuck lll, boarding in Port Alberni. The vessel will unload kayakers into the scenic area of Catala Island en route to its scheduled stop at Kyuquot in Kyuquot Sound.

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RV, Camper & Trailer Rentals
12 – 5th Street Courtenay BC V9N 3N7 Home Phone: 250-334-4428Work Fax: 250-334-4494Work Phone: 1-800-663-0194Visit Website

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Rental of RVs, motor homes, travel trailers, tent trailers, truck campers, and utility car trailers on Vancouver Island. If you don’t have a suitable towing vehicle, we offer delivery of rental trailers to various campsites so you can relax and meet your rental trailer at your chosen location. Located in Courtenay in the Comox Valley on Central Vancouver Island (Fly into Comox).

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Bear Cove Cottages Sports Fishing
6715 Bear Cove Highway PO Box 2351 Port Hardy BC V0N 2P0 Work Phone: 250-949-7939Work Phone: 1-877-949-7939Visit Website

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Port Hardy’s hotspot for accommodation, adventure, and Wicked Salmon sport-fishing charters! Just ten kilometres from the quaint seaside town of Port Hardy BC, Bear Cove Cottages offer immaculate cottage lodging in a pristine, wilderness setting bordered by mature cedar trees. Comfortable and modern, each cottage contains a kitchen, a romantic fireplace, a jacuzzi bath, and panoramic views of Hardy Bay.

Boasting some of the world’s best salmon and halibut charter-fishing grounds, the Cottages at Bear Cove proudly offer one of the area’s top guides, Wade Dayley, as captain of your dream Vancouver Island fishing getaway. Port Hardy provides access to some of British Columbia’s best salmon and halibut charter fishing and offers all of the requisite amenities for a memorable sportfishing and outdoor adventure vacation.

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