Main launch site for Clayoquot Sound. Centrally located near services, accommodation, provisions. Overnight parking available a few blocks away near police station (RCMP). Note: The Ahousaht Nation is charging a volunteer 15 dollar fee per day in 2021. The territory is patrolled by a yellow boat called the “Ahous Guardian”. See Vargas map
. Pre-purchase permits can be acquired at Lone Cone Hostel and Paddle West Kayaking. Camping is generally restricted to Vargas Island. Whaler and Blunden Islands are open for day use. North and east of Meares Island is open.