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Dawley Passage Provincial Park is situated at the south end of Fortune Channel in Clayoquot Sound, between Meares Island and the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Dawley Passage is a nice, quiet location for boaters exploring beautiful Clayoquot Sound. Strong currents in the tidal narrows of Dawley Passage result in a high density and a magnificent diversity of marine species flourishing in an exceptional marine ecosystem, making it a great area for scuba diving.

Dawley Passage Park covers 154 hectares (62 hectares upland and 92 hectares foreshore) and contains many heritage sites of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation, whose traditional territory covers most of the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Fortune Channel is one of Clayoquot Sound’s most popular tourism corridors, and opportunities exist in and around the park for fishing, boating and wilderness camping. The waters of Clayoquot Sound contain a variety of fish species, including salmon, rockfish, halibut and lingcod. There are no designated campsites at the park, although random wilderness camping is permitted year-round. No camping facilities are provided and there is no camping fee.

The sheltered waters around Dawley Passage make it a popular spot for canoeing and kayaking. Paddlers in the area may see seals and sea otters in their travels, as well as bears feeding at low tide. Visitors can paddle from Tofino through Browning Passage to reach Dawley Passage, or from the Grice Bay boat launch in Pacific Rim National Park. Kayak rentals are available from a number of kayak companies in Tofino and Ucluelet.

No facilities are provided in the park. All services are available in Tofino. Visitors should take their own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.

Dawley Passage Provincial Park is located east of Tofino in Clayoquot Sound, in the Pacific Rim region of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The park is accessible by boat only. Boaters can reference marine chart #3673. The nearest boat launch is at Grice Bay in Pacific Rim National Park, approximately 6 km from Dawley Passage.

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Archipelago Wildlife Cruises
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For an experience unlike any other, step aboard our luxurious 53-foot motor yacht, the “Raincoast Maiden”, to view whales, bears, sea lions, eagles and other wildlife in comfort. We offer a relaxing wildlife cruise with a personal touch. With a spacious cabin, washroom, comfortable seating inside and out, guests can sit back and take in the abundant wildlife and magical scenery with a taste of luxury. Truly a nature cruise of a different nature!

More than just wildlife viewing, our interpretive and very personal tours include a scenic cruise through the sheltered waters and breathtaking scenery of the Broken Group Islands and an optional gourmet meal while at anchor. Romantic Evening Cruises and Private Charters are also available. We will share our love and enthusiasm for the area and make your West Coast experience an unforgettable one.

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Wickaninnish Inn
Osprey Lane at Chesterman Beach PO Box 250 Tofino BC V0R 2Z0 Home Phone: 250-725-3100Work Fax: 250-725-3129Work Phone: 1-800-333-4604Visit Website

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The Wickaninnish Inn is an enchanting and critically acclaimed landmark offering rustic elegance on nature’s edge. From remote fishing to sunset beach walks, your luxurious custom getaway is our priority, and no trip to BC would be complete without experiencing this remarkable Tofino destination. The Wickaninnish Inn offers accommodation with direct beach access, 75 deluxe rooms, and panoramic ocean or beach views from every guest room.

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Majestic Ocean Kayaking
1167 Helen Road Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0 Mailing Address: Box 287 Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0 Home Phone: 250-726-2868Home Fax: 250-726-2860Work Phone: 1-800-889-7644Visit Website

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Kayak the Majestic West Coast waters of British Columbia. Our ecotourism adventures will take you to Barkley Sound, the Broken Group Islands, Pacific Rim National Park, Clayoquot Sound and the Deer Group Islands. We provide Part-day, Full-day, and Multi-day trips. Camp on pristine beaches, eat gourmet food, hike through dense rain forests, and learn about the rich variety of Pacific Coast seashore life. Rental kayaks available.

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Clayoquot Wilderness Resort & Spa
380 Main Street P.O. Box 130 Tofino BC V0R 2Z0 Home Phone: 250-726-8235Work Fax: 250-266-0412Work Phone: 1-888-333-5405Visit Website

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Outpost Location:
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Clayoquot Wilderness Resort offers an ultra-luxurious resort in the remote wilds of Vancouver Island, near Tofino. The Outpost in Bedwell Sound provides 21st-century-safari style lodging in opulently outfitted prospector tents, and a massage and therapeutic treatment centre with the soul of an outpost spa. Activities include whale watching, bear watching, horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, hot springs, fishing, and a canopy viewing platform and zip line.

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Pacific Sands Beach Resort
1421 Pacific Rim Highway Box 237 Tofino BC V0R 2Z0 Home Phone: 250-725-3322Home Fax: 250-725-3155Work Phone: 1-800-565-2322Visit Website

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Located beachfront on spectacular Cox Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Pacific Sands Beach Resort sits on the edge of Pacific Rim National Park, a short scenic drive from Long Beach as well as the charming, seaside village of Tofino – famous for local culture and artisans.

Blessed with over 40 acres and 1,000 feet of sandy beach, and built on family, romance and fun, guests have revered and returned to Pacific Sands for decades. From s’mores and board-games around the gazebo, to surfing adventures and boardwalk strolls to Pettinger Point, it’s a hotbed of history and memories.

Breathe in the intoxicating ocean air as you relax on your private deck. Enjoy home-cooked meals from your fully-equipped kitchen or venture out to a variety of restaurants for local flavours. Renowned for year round activities, explore summer fishing, whale watching and golf, winter storm watching, and all season beachcombing.

From wise, old-growth forests and the relentless melody of pounding surf, to make-yourself-at-home resort services and hospitality, experience Pacific Sands Tofino accommodations – the perfect convergence of land, sea and simple pleasures.

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