Resplendent in the heart of the Discovery Islands, on the Central Coast of British Columbia, the Rendezvous Islands are a west coast paradise set in pristine wilderness – one of the last remaining frontiers in the world.
Rendezvous Island South Provincial Park totals approximately 164 hectares, including 113 hectares of upland and 51 hectares of foreshore. This rocky outpost is densely forested with a mostly steep, rocky shoreline.
A fair calm-weather anchorage for one or two boats is located in a small nook behind an islet off the southwest shoreline, offering a convenient holding point for mariners waiting to transit Whiterock Passage, Hole in the Wall, or Yuculta Pass.
The park has no developed facilities, but no-trace wilderness camping is permitted.
The Rendezvous Islands are set amongst some of the finest salmon fishing waters in BC, and offer adventurers outstanding saltwater and freshwater sport fishing, boating, hiking, diving, sea kayaking, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing.
Surrounded by virgin old-growth temperate rain forests and abundant wildlife, the Rendezvous Islands enjoy spectacular views of stunning fjords, including Bute Inlet and Toba Inlet, with the magnificent Coast Mountains rising as an imposing backdrop.
The Rendezvous Islands are amongst the most significant of the Outer Islands of the Discovery Islands chain, which include Read, Maurelle, Sonora, Stuart, East and West Redonda, and East and West Thurlow Islands. These islands and the intricate waterways that weave between them are home to fabulous fishing Lodges and outdoor adventure resorts set in a remote wilderness environment, along with fish farms and logging camps.
The Rendezvous Island group comprises North Rendezvous Island, Middle Rendezvous Island, and Rendezvous Island South. North Rendezvous Island has a limited number of fine lodges catering to sport anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, while Rendezvous Island South Provincial Park comprises the entire southernmost island in the group.
Rendezvous Island South Provincial Park is located in Calm Channel off the northeast end of Read Island in the Discovery Island chain of islands, between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia. Access to the Rendezvous Islands is by boat from Campbell River (one hour), Quadra Island, or Cortes Island, or by air (floatplane); 15 minutes from Campbell River and an hour from Victoria or Vancouver.
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