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God’s Pocket Marine Provincial Park is located on the north side of Goletas Channel. The park comprises of a group of small islands at the entrance to Queen Charlotte Strait, including Hurst, Bell, Boyle and Crane Islands, and numerous other smaller islets.

The new 2,025-hectare park protects a seabird breeding colony and bald eagle habitat, and known archaeological sites. Hurst Island provides a sheltered, safe haven for boaters north or southbound in Queen Charlotte Strait. The strategic anchorage in Harlequin Bay offers a welcome relief from foul weather when conditions in the strait deteriorate.

Recreation at God’s Pocket includes pleasure boating, fishing and especially scuba diving, as the waters are clean and teeming with marine life. Most diving takes place in nearby Browning Pass, an area highly rate by the late underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau as one of the best diving locales in the world.

The focus of the park is on habitat protection for wildlife, and eagles and whales are common in the area, as well as a Sasquatch-like creature that is said to live on the islands. This entire group of islands is considered to be haunted by spirits, and is truly an enchanting place to visit.

The nearby commercial lodge, adjacent to the park on Hurst Island in the anchorage known as God’s Pocket, also arranges kayaking and diving trips to the area.

There are no designated campsites at this park, however random wilderness camping is allowed. No fee is charged and no facilities are provided. All amenities are available at Port Hardy.

God’s Pocket Marine Provincial Park is located 12.5 miles (20 km) northwest of Port Hardy on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The park can be accessed by floatplane or by boat from Port Hardy.

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Bluewater Adventures
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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.

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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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