Howe Sound from Porteau Cove

jefffski

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Just returned from a beautiful covernighter in Howe Sound from Porteau Cove to Islet View in our canoe. We loved paddling around Anvil Island. Islet View is a wonderfully created site (tent sites, bear box, canoe run, picnic table) with the best smelling and cleanest outhouse. Must be the cedar woodchips for the composting toilets.

FYI, to park at Porteau Cove, you must register. Currently, the park hands out those registrations at the entrance hut during opening hours (after 9:30 a.m.). We got lucky and though it was only 8 a.m., we found a park employee who recorded our licence plate and gave us his blessing. We also left a note on the dash. The good news is that they are soon changing to a self-registration system. Parking is limited to three weeks, though it is free.

View from camp

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AM

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Glad you had a good outing. Thanks for the info re: Porteau Cove parking. A registration is definitely the way to go, given the huge popularity of the park.

Cheers,
Andrew
 

jefffski

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I think you just show up and fill out the form. The parking lot before the railroad tracks is closed (for now?). So that leaves the regular lot. Some spots are for vehicles with trailers. The rest are just open and there are many spots. Most are day use, so I don't expect that they would be full if you arrived in the early morning.
 
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