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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Kayaking British Columbia is the ultimate way to view BC’s abundant wildlife.
We want you to fall in love with kayaking and our unique coast, and our passion shows in everything we do. Choose among several professionally-guided 4-8 day trips for all experience levels around Vancouver Island. ‘Glamping’ basecamp-style with wood-fired hot tub overlooking the Pacific Ocean, or expedition-style paddling from camp to camp and paddling between 100s of islands through the Broughton Archipelago, famous Desolation Sound and the wild Great Bear Rainforest on the Central Coast. Savouring a fresh salmon BBQ in the open air, explore and view fascinating wildlife and wilderness and wake up on remote islands with the sound of the whales. Unique and breathtaking.
Our adventures are for everyone and are designed to cater to all levels of experience and abilities. We take care to introduce you to the sport in a fun and safe manner. All that we ask is that you welcome adventure with an open mind and are able to laugh and have fun when encountering the unexpected. Our groups are small, ranging from 8 to 13 people, depending on the trip, in order to provide you with the best experience possible. We provide everything you need for a once in a lifetime kayaking adventure. We provide high-quality fiberglass kayaks, paddling equipment, camp cookware, eating utensils, and camping gear.
Our guides take care of you for the entire duration of your tour, prepare delicious, organic and local meals, and have extensive training and experience in sea kayaking and in sharing the natural and cultural history of the area.
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