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Meaning ‘Calm Waters’ in the Coast Salish language, Mitlenatch is a small rocky island in the Strait of Georgia. The largest seabird colony in the strait, this nature reserve is an important nesting colony for thousands of Glaucous-winged Gulls, pelagic cormorants, pigeon guillemots, black oystercatchers, rhinoceros auklets and many other species of birds. Marine life around the island includes River Otters and Harbour Seals throughout the year, and Steller’s and California Sea Lions from late autumn through to early May.

Visit in spring when the island’s meadows of wildflowers are in bloom, or in July when the harvest brodia and coastal cactus bloom in the semi-arid conditions caused by Mitlenatch’s location in the rain shadow of Vancouver Island.

Mitlenatch Island Nature Provincial Park (155 hectares) offers excellent opportunities to observe and photograph wildflowers and birds. Birders should approach observation blinds slowly and quietly. Mitlenatch Island is a very sensitive ecosystem that is extremely prone to damage by visitors who venture off the designated trails. No animals allowed.

Facilities are basic; picnic table and pit toilet. The island has no docking facilities, requiring boaters to anchor in the temporary calm-weather anchorages of Northwest Bay and Camp Bay on the south side of the island. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy fishing, swimming and exploring the hiking trails.

Mitlenatch Island Nature Provincial Park is located 12.5 miles (20 km) offshore from Campbell River, in the middle of the Strait of Georgia, which separates Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia. Access to Mitlenatch Island is by boat only, from Campbell River or Comox on Vancouver Island, or from Powell River on the BC Sunshine Coast.

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Misty Isles Adventures
P O Box 137 Manson’s Landing Cortes Island BC V0P 1K0 Phone: 250-935-6756Visit Website

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Misty Isles Adventures is Cortes Island’s only sea kayaking outfitter and sailing charter vessel offering guided day paddles, kayak mothership trips, kayak instruction and sea kayak rentals. The 43-foot schooner Misty Isles departs Cortes Island for day sailing and sightseeing explorations of Desolation Sound, the Discovery Islands and mainland inlets. Longer multi-day trips are also available.

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Fresh Start | Health Restoration & Lifestyle Transformation Retreat
7-28 Day Healing Retreats 4384 South Island Highway Campbell River BC V9H 1E8 Toll Free: 1-888-658-3324Visit WebsiteInquire Now

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Fresh Start is a true healing place for people who are looking for natural health solutions and would like to seriously improve their physical health, emotional wellness and re-pattern unhealthy habits. And also it is for those who are healthy yet would like to take their wellbeing to the next level and desire to rejuvenate, detoxify their body and need assistance in achieving effective yet doable long-term healthy lifestyle change.

We are unique and virtually the only natural health retreat in Canada that specializes in advanced, comprehensive, professionally guided, safe and individualized 7-28-day healing retreats for individuals with mild to moderate health conditions. We have hosted over 145 retreats serving close to 1,500 clients since 2005.

Guests have come here to quit smoking, lose weight, shake off depression, start healing GI from IBS, colitis, severe constipation or bloating; deal with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue or various types of arthritis; those going through post-divorce recovery, loss of the loved ones, trauma, and dealing with various other health and life challenges. We have been working with each guest individually on assisting them with reaching their unique health goals, and over the years have developed effective and safe programs, including Professional Assessments and Guidance, carefully developed Individualized Healing Path™, consisting of One-on-One Treatments with experienced natural health specialists and body workers, as well as Custom Healing Protocols™ formulas to help you heal at a deeper level.

In addition to individual work on your health, every day you’ll be learning how to sustain the results when back home through informative health lectures, food-preparation classes, workshops and videos, as well as establishing new self-care routines through participating in guided meditations, yoga, fitness classes and, of course, nature walks and excursions in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. The retreat is located on the gorgeous ocean side with bald eagles, mountains, deer and nearby Oyster River…

Looking for help? Do take the time to learn how you or your loved ones can benefit from immersing yourself into a True Healing Place. Watch how others took the time to gradually heal, learn new habits, and regain vibrancy. If you are looking to transform your health and lifestyle, please visit Fresh Start website to learn more.

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Powell River Sea Kayak
Kayaking Base: Penrose Bay on Okeover Inlet Desolation Sound BC Mailing Address: Powell River Sea Kayak 10676 Crowther Road Powell River BC V8A 0G4 Phone: 604-483-2160Toll Free: 1-866-617-4444Visit Website

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Powell River Sea Kayak is the premier sea kayak company for Desolation Sound, providing unbeatable knowledge, service and convenience for experiencing British Columbia’s largest Marine Park – a unique experience of warm Pacific waters, towering Coast Mountains, marine wildlife and stunning scenery.

We offer all-inclusive eco-resort accommodation, guided multi-day camping tours, day tours, snorkeling, and a comprehensive kayak rental fleet from our waterfront location adjacent to Desolation Sound.

Launch from our site on Okeover Inlet, once home to the “Cougar Lady of Okeover Inlet”, and explore Desolation Sound Marine Park. Other options include launching from our second location, waterfront in Lund, or join us at Cabana Desolation Eco Resort and experience this awesome west coast British Columbia setting in true comfort!

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Discovery Marine Safaris
760 Island Highway Campbell River BC V9W 2C3 Phone: 250-287-7008Fax: 250-287-7005Toll Free: 1-866-501-6722 (ORCA)Visit Website

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The diversity of wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery that exists so close to Campbell River is unparalleled. Ideally located near the south end of Discovery Passage, the area is critically important habitat for Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, and so much more. Travel along stunning shorelines and inlets in search of Killer Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Dall’s Porpoises, Seals, and magnificent Bald Eagles. Embark on our Grizzly Bear Expedition and observe these incredible creatures feasting on salmon in their natural habitat far away from human civilization. Our tour boats feature an enclosed and heated cabin, two outdoor viewing decks, and an onboard washroom.

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Classic Yacht Charters
101 – 5170 Dunster Road Nanaimo BC V9T 6M4 Phone: 250-668-2220Visit Website

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Craving a change from the ‘everyday’? Dreaming of running away to sea? Welcome aboard our historical ‘Mission Ship’. Design your private voyage into BC’s coastal playground. Indulge your interests: fishing, clamming, rowing, kayaking, whale watching… Cruise in comfort and safety with our Coast Guard licensed Captain and crew. Discover how your chef turns meal times into taste extravaganzas.

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