Yarksis Islet

Vancouver Island
Paddling Area:Clayoquot Sound
Coordinates:49.17448, -125.95384
Site Type:Day Use
Tent Sites:n/a
Site Access:Sea
Marine Trail:N/A
Last Update:03/13/2022

Landing Comments:

Easy at mid water levels on gravel beach at N tip of islet. Mixed gradients. Approach through small reefs from W or NE. Semi-protected. Beach floods.

Camp Comments:

No known camping. Ahouaht requested no camping here. Steep upper beach. Dense salal in upland.

Other Comments:

Attractive. Local name Hurricane Island. On Vargas Island the large beach to W is Yarksis Indian Reserve. Do not enter. We have created a Vargas Island webpage with information about Ahousaht passes and a link to the Ahousaht map where there is allowable camping and day use. During the COVID-19 pandemic, camping is restricted to Vargas Island and Robert Point. Day use sites off Vargas are Whaler It and Blunden I. N & E Meares I are open.

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