Swanson Island is a small island located in Blackfish Sound, off the east coast of north Vancouver Island. Gentle conditions prevail in these sheltered waters, where the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations are the traditional gatekeepers, having lived here for thousands of years and still call the area home.
Swanson Island is a prime spot for watching whales and wading among other sea life in the waters of Blackfish and Johnstone straits. To experience a tranquillity that passes all description, paddle these waters where whales rub and salmon run in summer months.
Broughton Archipelago Marine Provincial Park is a wilderness area consisting of a maze of small islands located immediately north of Swanson Island. The islands in the marine park are undeveloped and largely undiscovered, providing a superb destination for sea kayaking.