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Princess Louisa Inlet, Malibu

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Princess Louisa Inlet on the British Columbia Coast is in length and lies at the north east end of Jervis Inlet. It is entered through Malibu Rapids off Queens Reach past Malibu, a former private resort and now youth camp. A portion of the area makes up Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park. James Bruce Falls and Chatterbox Falls are on Loquilts Creek, a large stream that enters the head of the inlet.HistoryIn June 1792 George Vancouver, charting the BC Coast in a search for the Northwest Passage, explored Jervis Inlet to its end and apparently found the entrance to Princess Louisa Inlet but did not enter as the tide was ebbing through Malibu Rapids at the time. In 1860 Captain George Richards surveyed and mapped Jervis and Princess Louisa Inlets naming it and surrounding features. In the same year Commander Richard Charles Mayne explored the valley at the head of the inlet hoping that it would lead to the interior of British Columbia.
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  • This place is magical. Whether rain or shine the trip up is spectacular. We take guests on a 3 or 4 day cruise. It never disappoimts. Deemed the most beautiful anchorage in the world!  more »
  • We took our boat up to Princess Louisa Inlet and it was breathtaking! You need to go through Malibu Rapids so check your tide chart and go through at slack. The glaciers and mountains are so beautiful...  more »
  • We traveled by zodiac boat on a trip organised by the West Coast Wilderness Resort. I had read about it in advance, but it surpassed my expectations by a mile. Stunning and unspoiled scenery, interest...  more »