God's Pocket Marine Park

Located at the norther end of Canada's Vancouver Island, God's Pocket Marine Provincial Park offers open coastal kayaking conditions and excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing.

notes

  • Recommended Book:  The Wild Coast, Vol 1 by John Kimantas (Whitecap Books 2005).
  • Suggested Itinerary: A roughly one week trip of 80-100 nm averaging 15 nm per day.,
  • Skills: Ability to paddle in 15 knot winds, 3 foot seas, currents up to 5 knots, and 2-3 mile crossings.
  • Camps are in non-improved sites (read bring small tents).
  • Need to pack in our water, and pack out waste.
  • If conditions allow, consider extending your trip to the eastern end of Cape Scott Provincial Park.

information for leaders

Considerations for international travel

  • Start by reviewing the latest regulations.
  • Everyone will need a passport or other valid ID such as a NEXUS card.
  • NEXUS cards can save a lot of time but only work if everyone in the car has one.
  • Make sure your vehicle insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Make sure your health insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Border crossing regulations are strict in both directions. Know what you’re allowed to take and declare everything to avoid problems.
  • You may be able to save time by checking alternate border crossings. Find apps that show updated times and other good tips.
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak V
  • Length: 90.0 nm
Map
  • CHS No. 3549 - Queen Charlotte Strait West
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