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Marble River Provincial Park protects the Marble River canyon and the river’s estuary at Varney Bay on Rupert Inlet. The 1,419-hectare park, nestled in a beautiful forest, includes a corridor along the Marble River and shoreline strip either side of Quatsino Narrows and Varney Bay.

The Marble River flows through a shallow canyon bordered by forest covered benchlands. The park protects an eagle nesting habitat near Quatsino Narrows, a steelhead fishery and important extensive waterfowl habitat.

Interpretive signs offer information about the forest environment. Salmon spawning viewing areas are located near the trailhead and at Bear Falls, approximately 2/3 of the way down the trail. An interpretive sign and fish ladder are also located at Bear Falls. Visitors should be aware that black bears frequent the park, especially during salmon spawning season.

There are no vehicle-accessible camping facilities in Marble river Park, however a Western Forest Products Recreation Site offers vehicle-accessible camping immediately outside the park.

There is a well-maintained hiking and biking trail that starts at the end of the upper loop of the Western Forest Products Recreation Site. The trail is 4.2 km long, with an average hiking time one way of 90 minutes.

Opportunities for ocean kayaking and canoeing exist in the marine portion of the park, which includes Varney Bay and Quatsino Narrows. A boat launch is located at the Western Forest Products Recreation Site adjacent to the park. The Marble River is considered to be one of the best steelhead fishing rivers on Vancouver Island.

Marble River Provincial Park is located on northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, at the junction of Rupert Inlet, Holberg Inlet, Quatsino Sound and Neroutsos Inlet. The park is located approximately 15 km north of Port Alice, and 15 km south of Port Hardy. The park can also be accessed by boat from Coal Harbour.

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Quatsino Lodge Kayaking
Kayaking Location: Quatsino Sound BC V0N 2V0 Mailing Address: 6288 Michael\’s Drive Courtenay BC V9J 1P4 Phone: 250-338-7473Fax: 250-338-7473Toll Free: 1-866-279-5061Visit Website

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Quatsino Lodge specializes in guided sea kayaking & sportfishing. Kayaking guests enjoy day trips exploring ever changing coast lines, secluded beaches, remote islands and secret coves with abundant sea life. Our heated cabin cruisers take us out to the chosen area, and collects us at the end of the day, eliminating the need to paddle long distances, camp out or live on board a boat, evenings are spent warm, dry and pampered in the comfort of the lodge.

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Quatsino Lodge
6288 Michael’s Drive Courtenay BC V9J 1P4 Phone: 250-338-7473Fax: 250-338-7473Toll Free: 1-866-279-5061Visit Website

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Quatsino Sound, BC

Located in Quatsino Sound, Quatsino Lodge specializes in guiding clients to the best sportfishing and sea kayaking on northern West Coast Vancouver Island. We offer saltwater and freshwater fishing packages as well as mothership kayaking and superb wildlife viewing. Quatsino Lodge is an intimate family-run business catering to small personal and corporate groups. Any group size from 2-12.

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