Epper Passage Provincial Park
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Epper Passage Provincial Park incorporates Dunlap and Morfee Islands and is located between Meares and Vargas Islands on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Ecological reserve status is being considered for these small islands, whose surrounding waters are rich in marine life, including scarce massive purple ascidians (sea squirts).
This coastal park covers 306 hectares (55 hectares upland and 251 hectares foreshore) and is accessible by boat only. Travel to the park presents an exciting journey with unparalleled views of the rugged wilderness. Exploring the waters surrounding these small unique islands provides plenty of rewarding opportunities for nature enthusiasts, photographers and adventurers.
Epper Passage lies on route to popular kayak/camping areas within Clayoquot Sound, including Flores Island and Vargas Island. Paddlers can travel from Tofino through Maurus Channel to reach Epper Passage. Paddlers should be aware of high speed commercial boat traffic in Epper Passage. Use caution – dense fog is common during the summer months in this area. A kayak launch is located at First Street Dock in Tofino.
The park contains many Nuu-chah-nulth heritage sites. The traditional territory of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation covers most of the west coast of Vancouver Island.
No Facilities are provided.
Epper Passage Provincial Park is located north of Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Access to the park is by boat from the community of Tofino.
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