Archive For The “Mid-Coast Inlets” Category

Alison Sound

Alison Sound

Anyone who’s written about Seymour and Belize Inlets says that Alison Sound, off Belize Inlet, is the most beautiful spot here. We agree. Several waterfalls gush from the north shore en route, and the entrance to the sound itself is striking. A massive slide has scoured a huge section of shoreline. Kilometer-high mountains soar above…

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Smith Inlet Surprises — Pacific Yachting, Aug 2005

Smith Inlet was the last stop on our tour of mid-coast inlets. The waterway is not covered much in the guidebooks, so we didn’t know what to expect. We had left Rivers Inlet feeling that its tributary, Draney Inlet, would be our favourite locale of the trip. But we were wrong—Achlakerho Channel in Smith Inlet…

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Draney Inlet: A Cruise into Coastal History — Pacific Yachting, July 2005

Draney Inlet is a pocket-sized gem located north of Cape Caution, just off Rivers Inlet. The landscape is dramatic and the anchorages are scenic and protected. At the head, the serpentine Lockhart Gordon Creek makes wonderful dinghy territory. And, best of all, we found much evidence of coastal logging history, including an old corduroy road…

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Cruising Seymour and Belize Inlets — Pacific Yachting, June 2005

Last winter we read The Great Bear Rainforest (Harbour Publishing, 1997), Ian and Karen McAllister’s chronicle of B.C.’s raincoast from Knight Inlet to the Alaska border. Ian’s vibrant photographs inspired our summer cruise to the southern portion of this region: a tour of Seymour, Smith and Rivers inlets.

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