This is an official Salish Sea Marine Trail launch site as per agreement with the Regional District of Nanaimo. It is also part of the Gulf Islands Marine Trail.
About the El Verano Boat Launch
The El Verano Boat Launch (aka False Narrows ramp) is on a short road off El Verano Drive and South Road on Gabriola Island. This site can be busy with many small boats located nearby. Please check with False Narrows currents before launching your kayak or paddlecraft from this location.
The site data for El Verano Boat Launch can be found directly on our main BC Marine Trails map. Information on currents can be accessed on Volume 5 of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and entitled Canadian Tide and Current Tables.