Broughton Strait - Port McNeill Area

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Malcolm Point

1. Recreation District: Campbell River
2. Geographic Location: Malcolm Island
3. Site Name: Malcolm Point
4. Rated By: Ken Vande Burgt
5. Date: 13 September 2010
6. Coordinates: 50N 40' 30" 127W 06' 30" NAD 83
7. Marine Chart No: 3546
8. Mapsheet: Broughton Strait
9. Land Status: Crown
10. a. Local Hazards:
i) Wind in Queen Charlotte Strait.
b. Landing (kayak) easy
c. Beach Gradient: 11-15%%
d. Beach Substrate: washed gravel.
e. Camping at high tide line is exposed with room for many tents though clearing a space is required.
f. Estimated Level of Use: light
g. Drinking Water Sources: Not identified
h. Aspect: North
i. Site Accessibility: Sea
j. Estimated Distance to Nearest Alternate Site: Bere Point
k. Site Suitable for canoe or kayak.
l. Relative Importance: This site is a jump off point to go North to Port Hardy m. Notes:
i) Site is very exposed to weather
ii) There is a trail that connects to Bere Point
 

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Bere Point Campsite and Launch

1. Recreation District: Campbell River
2. Geographic Location: Malcolm Island

4. Rated By: Ken Vande Burgt
5. Date: 13 September 2010
6. Coordinates: 50N 40' 00" 127 W 03' 12" NAD 83
7. Marine Chart No: 3546
8. Mapsheet: Broughton Strait
9. Land Status: Municipal Campground
10. a. Local Hazards:
i) Winds and Currents in Queen Charlotte Strait.
b. Landing (kayak) easy
c. Beach Gradient: 3-5%
d. Beach Substrate: cobble.
e. Camping with picnic tables and pit toilets Approx 30 vehicle sites
f. Estimated Level of Use: Moderate
g. Drinking Water Sources: Not identified
h. Aspect: North
i. Site Accessibility: Sea and Road
j. Estimated Distance to Nearest Alternate Site: Sointula
k. Site Suitable for canoe or kayak.
l. Relative Importance: This site provides good access to Queen Charlotte Strait m. Notes:
i) A fee is collected in summer months
ii) There is a good trail to Malcolm Point
iii) Sointula and Ferry to Port McNeill are long walking distance
iv) Bere Point is an Orca rubbing beach
v) Sointula has a general store
 

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For Pictures see
http://cluxewe.com/index.htm

Cluxewe Campsite

1. Recreation District: Campbell River
2. Geographic Location: Vancouver Island Port McNeill
3. Site Name: Cluxewe
4. Rated By: Ken Vande Burgt
5. Date: 13 September 2010
6. Coordinates: 50N 36' 48" 127 W 10' 30" NAD 83
7. Marine Chart No: 3546
8. Mapsheet: Broughton Strait
9. Land Status: Indian Reserve Commercial Campground
10. a. Local Hazards:
i) Winds and Currents.
b. Landing (kayak) easy
c. Beach Gradient: 6-10%
d. Beach Substrate: loose gravel.
e. Commercial Camping with full facilities
f. Estimated Level of Use: Moderate
g. Drinking Water Sources: tap water
h. Aspect: North
i. Site Accessibility: Sea and Road
j. Estimated Distance to Nearest Alternate Site: Port McNeill
k. Site Suitable for canoe or kayak.
l. Relative Importance: This site provides good access to Johnstone Strait and Broughton Group paddling areas
m. Notes: Pleasant campsite with views of Malcolm Island
 

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There are two boat launches at Telegraph Cove. Both may be used by kayakers for a fee.
This description is for the eastern most or furthest from the highway.


Telegraph Cove Launch Site #2

1. Recreation District: Campbell River
2. Geographic Location: Vancouver Island
3. Site Name: Telegraph Cove
4. Rated By: Ken Vande Burgt
5. Date: 13 September 2010
6. Coordinates: 50N 32' 48" 126 W 49' 54" NAD 83
7. Marine Chart No: 3546
8. Mapsheet: Broughton Strait
9. Land Status: Private Commercial
10. a. Local Hazards:
i) Busy harbour with recreation craft.
ii) Winds and Currents in Johnstone Strait.
b. Landing (kayak) easy
c. Beach Gradient: greater than 15%
d. Beach Substrate: concrete boat ramp.
e. Commercial Camping, Restaurant, Marina, Motel.
f. Estimated Level of Use: Heavy
g. Drinking Water Sources: Not identified
h. Aspect: North
i. Site Accessibility: Sea and Road
j. Estimated Distance to Nearest Alternate Site: NA
k. Site Suitable for canoe or kayak.
l. Relative Importance: This site provides good access to Johnstone Strait and Broughton Group paddling areas
m. Notes:
i) Pay Parking
ii) There is a fee to launch
 

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Port McNeill Launch Site
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1. Recreation District: Campbell River
2. Geographic Location: Vancouver Island
3. Site Name: Port McNeill
4. Rated By: Ken Vande Burgt
5. Date: 13 September 2010
6. Coordinates: (Public Dock) 50N 35' 30" 127 W 05' 12" NAD 83
7. Marine Chart No: 3546
8. Mapsheet: Broughton Strait
9. Land Status: Public Municipal
10. a. Local Hazards:
i) Busy harbour.
ii) Winds and Currents in Johnstone Strait.
b. Landing (kayak) easy
c. Beach Gradient: NA
d. Beach Substrate: Public Wharf.
e. Restaurant, Marina, Motel, Grocery Store, etc.
f. Estimated Level of Use: Heavy
g. Drinking Water Sources: Not identified
h. Aspect: North
i. Site Accessibility: Sea and Road
j. Estimated Distance to Nearest Alternate Site: NA
k. Site Suitable for canoe or kayak.
l. Relative Importance: This launch provides good access to Johnstone Strait and Broughton Group paddling areas
m. Notes:
i) Pay Parking
 

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Kaikash Creek

1. Recreation District: Campbell River
2. Geographic Location: Vancouver Island
3. Site Name: Kaikash Creek
4. Rated By: Ken Vande Burgt
5. Date: 13 September 2010
6. Coordinates: 50N 31' 06" 126W 42' 00" NAD 83
7. Marine Chart No: 3546
8. Mapsheet: Broughton Strait
9. Land Status: MTCA Recreation Site
10. a. Local Hazards:
i) Johnstone Strait has significant marine traffic
ii) Winds and Currents in Johnstone Strait.
b. Landing (kayak) easy
c. Beach Gradient: 3-5%
d. Beach Substrate: stone and gravel packed hard.
e. Campsites with room for hordes, 2 outhouses, picnic tables.
f. Estimated Level of Use: heavy
g. Drinking Water Sources: Kaikash Creek is clear and reliable
h. Aspect: North
i. Site Accessibility: Sea
j. Estimated Distance to Nearest Alternate Site: Telegraph Cove
k. Site Suitable for canoe or kayak.
l. Relative Importance: This is an excellent campsite strategically located across from Blackney Passage. Orcas are frequently seen in this area.
m. Notes:
i) Site is maintained by Namgis First Nation through contract with MTCA.
ii) Campsites are on old road and exist along 500 meters (guesstimate) of shoreline
iii) This site is heavily used by transient outfitter groups
iv) This site is popular for whale watchers
v) Problem exists with kayakers launching to intercept whales
 

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