Vargas Island northeast

Vancouver Island
Paddling Area:Clayoquot Sound
Coordinates:49.20872, -125.96198
Site Type:Day Use
Tent Sites:n/a
Site Access:Sea
Marine Trail:N/A
Last Update:03/14/2022

Landing Comments:

Easy on moderate gradient pebble beaches off protected channel on either side of S point of unnamed island. Channel dries at extreme tides only. Beach floods at Springs.

Camp Comments:

No known camping. Ahousaht requested no camping here. Dense salal at upland margin.

Other Comments:

Attractive. The Ahousaht Nation is requesting a voluntary $15/day payment in 2022. The territory is patrolled by “Ahous Guardian” a yellow boat. See Vargas map . Pre-purchase permits can be acquired at Lone Cone Hostel and Paddle West Kayaking. 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 is open.

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  1. I passed by this area on March 30th, 2022 on a high tide, saw little of the beach but the area surrounding the unnamed island is quite picturesque, sheltered and tranquil. I recommend exploring this area. On a clear day you’ll have spectacular views of both Lone Cone and the Catface range.

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