Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park, Desolation Sound

Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, and is located approximately 32 km north of Powell River and 150 km north of Vancouver. This provincial marine park, which is about 84 kmĀ² in size is only accessible by boat. It is distinguished by its many picturesque sheltered coves and anchorages, and is frequented by yachts and pleasure craft. The scenery consists of waterfalls, rugged glaciated peaks, and their steep forested slopes that fall into the ocean.
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  • We spent 5 days camping and kayaking in the marine park. The beautiful scenary was breathtaking, and the diversity of wildlife was amazing - we saw seals, sealions, dolphins, hummingbirds and eagles! ...  more »
  • I have sailed all over the world, and British Columbia is the best cruising area by far. The weather, in summer, is generally pleasant. The main cruising area, from Victoria to the Broughton Archipela...  more »
  • A couple friends and I kayaked all the way here from a cabin we rented, and we went around a small island in the middle of the park. The amount of marine life there was unbelievable! If you're lucky, ...  more »
  • It is a great break from the chaos of modern society. The nature allows you to take a step back and just enjoy the wind and birds. There are many seals, oysters, star fish, eagles and so many other animals. The waters can be so calm that you think you are on a lake and forget that this is still part of the Pacific Ocean.
  • It is beautiful, pristine and was not crowded mid June. Finding a place to potty a dog can be a challenge.
  • What an amazing location. Simply a must see for any proud BC resident. Gives you a new respect for nature's beauty.
  • So much natural beauty, many available anchorages with good protection, my favorite repeat destination in my annual summer cruise.
  • Desolate is about the last word I would use to describe this place. Simply magnificent scenery.

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