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Rock Bay Marine Provincial Park is a 525-hectare marine park incorporating a rocky headland and two adjacent bays on either side of Chatham Point.

Consisting of foreshore only, Rock Bay juts out into the ocean at the junction of Discovery Passage and Johnstone Strait on the east coast of Vancouver Island, northwest of Campbell River.

Outdoor enthusiasts seeking marine recreation head to Rock Bay for scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, and boating. Camping is available nearby. An entire day can easily be spent exploring this attractive shoreline and sheltered anchorage. The park protects archaeological sites, marine ecosystems and a small area of young forests on shore.

Facilities in the park include a boat launch ramp with a dock, parking, sani cans, picnic areas, and walking trails. Water is available in the park, but as the water is not tested regularly, signs indicate that the water is not potable. Visitors may prefer to bring their own drinking water.

There are no camping facilities at Rock Bay park, but a private campsite is located near the boat launch. There are also other campgrounds in the area, all maintained by the Campbell River ATV Club, including the pretty bay and camp area at Bear Bay, and campgrounds at Elk Bay, Stella Lake and Pye Lake to the south of Rock Bay.

Otter Cove on the southeastern end of the park, in the Discovery Passage, provides a sheltered anchorage for small vessels waiting to navigate the nearby tidal passes.

Rock Bay Marine Provincial Park is a rocky headland and two adjacent bays on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, approximately 40 km northwest of Campbell River at the junction of Discovery Passage and Johnstone Strait. The park is accessible by land or water. A logging road connects the park to Highway 19.

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Coast Mountain Expeditions
Kayaking Base: Quadra Island BC Mailing Address: Box 25 Read Island Surge Narrows BC V0P 1W0 Phone: 250-285-2823Visit Website

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In 1987 we built our off-grid kayaking lodge in the Discovery Islands with a dream of crafting life-changing multi-day sea kayaking experiences. We still live where we paddle, and our passion for exploring our remote corner of British Columbia has only grown stronger.

Guided trips combine skills instruction, wilderness adventure, and meals prepared from our own garden produce, local sea foods, and home baking. Our kayaking tours explore sheltered routes amid marine parks, abundant wildlife, and rainforest islands – all with spectacular views of the highest peaks of the rugged Coast Mountains.

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Discovery Islands Lodge B&B Kayak Inn
Lodge and Kayak Base: Quadra Island BC Mailing Address: Box 25 Read Island Surge Narrows BC V0P 1W0 Phone: 250-285-2823Visit Website

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Discovery Islands Lodge is a friendly B&B style inn, providing affordable waterfront accommodation and kayak tours for adventurous people. Located on remote northern Quadra Island, the lodge is ideally situated close to hiking trails, swimming lakes, and some of BC’s best kayaking.

Nearby Surge Narrows Marine Park offers Quadra Island’s most spectacular kayaking; our guided kayak day trips are the perfect way to explore its beauty and diversity. Entirely off-grid, and powered primarily by solar, Discovery Islands Lodge is the perfect place to unwind, unplug, and connect with others.

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Campbell River Whale Watching & Adventure Tours
Moorage & Office: Discovery Harbour Marina #1 – Dock E Campbell River BC Phone: 250-287-2667Toll Free: 1-877-909-2667Visit WebsiteVisit Blog

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Mailing address:
1561 Galerno Road
Campbell River, BC
V9W 5N6

As Campbell River’s largest tour operator, we offer excursions on and off the water. With a spacious 14-passenger van, we run Guided Hikes, Winery, Distillery, and Brewery tours. We also have 7 marine vessels that include Zodiacs and covered boats, meaning we have something for all comfort levels!

Grizzly, Whale, and Wildlife tours are available ranging from 3 hours to a full day where you can expect to see Humpback Whales, Orca, Dolphins, Porpoise, Eagles, Sea Lions, Black Bears, and Grizzly Bears!

We are the only company on Northern Vancouver Island that is Carbon Neutral, and protecting the environment is something we deeply care about. For every guest that joins us, 1 square metre of old-growth forest is protected. Join us to create memories that last a lifetime! Boasting 6 consecutive years with a certificate of excellence, you can expect to have a fantastic experience with us!

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Discovery Marine Safaris
104 – 909 Island Highway Campbell River BC V9W 2C2 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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Practicar Nanaimo
227 South Terminal Avenue Nanaimo BC V9R 5C7 Phone: 250-753-6461Fax: 250-753-4355Toll Free: 1-888-296-8888Visit Website

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Practicar Nanaimo offers low rates on daily, weekly and monthly rentals for cars, passenger vans, and trucks; ferry and airport pick-up and delivery, cars also available in Parksville/Qualicum and Gabriola Island; no charge for additional drivers; minimum driver’s age 21; special packages, including self-drive vineyard tours, Tofino/Pacific Rim, Gulf Islands available.

Nanaimo is the Gateway to Vancouver Island, with convenient and frequent ferries from Vancouver as well as float plane service from both Vancouver airport and downtown Vancouver. Walk on – walk off – drive away – with Practicar rentals – free pickup at Departure Bay ferry terminal, and downtown Nanaimo float plane docks.

Practicar provides discount car rental prices with top of the line auto rental customer service. At Practicar we believe that cheap car rental can be accompanied with excellent service. With airport locations and convenient neighborhood locations Practicar strives to meet all of your car and truck rental needs; whether you are looking for airport car rental, an insurance replacement vehicle or a van or minivan to take on vacation. Drive a Good Bargain…Practicar!

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