Jack Point

Vancouver Island
Paddling Area:Gulf Islands
Coordinates:49.155911, -123.892020
Site Type:Portage
Tent Sites:n/a
Site Access:Sea
Marine Trail:Gulf Islands Marine Trail
Last Update:09/03/2019

Landing Comments:

Low gradient rock shelf with small sand, gravel areas. In Nanaimo River estuary. E aspect. Access tide dependent as estuary dries far. Critical tide height not yet determined. Observed, used at depths over 3.1 m. Likely feasible down to 2.0 m. At some eater levels a beach approx 100 m to N offers easier landing. Connection is by a realtively smooth trail with minor stair.

Camp Comments:

No camping permitted.

Other Comments:

To reach Duke Point Ferry Terminal from landing, head E approx 40 m on good trail to short stair leading to unused paved parking lot (40 m), opposite main entry to Canadian Forest Products mill. No barrier to Duke Pt Highway (2019). Walk N 750 m on S’bound bicycle lane to passenger terminal for tickets. Access to bicycle etc ramp N of building but requires wide gate to be unlocked – regular man-gate too narrow. Steep ramp leads to vehicle ramp, ferry deck. Wheels required. City of Nanaimo park, heavily used by walkers.

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