Premier Listings for Small Inlet Marine Park

Located at the northeastern tip of Quadra Island, Small Inlet Marine Provincial Park provides a well-protected anchorage where boaters can wait for slack water to pass through the tidal rapids of Discovery Passage, Okisollo Channel and Hole in the Wall.

The 487-hectare park protects second growth forest and two small lakes, with Small Inlet providing a totally protected anchorage in all weather conditions. The park has one rough hiking trail approximately 1.5 km long from the southeast corner of Small Inlet to Newton Lake, a small lake suitable for swimming and picnicking. Popular recreational activities include boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and swimming in the ocean or Newton Lake. Salmon and rockfish can be found in the waters around Small Inlet.

Between Kanish Bay and Waiatt Bay there are more than ten archaeological sites containing remnants of cultures that thrived in the region over the past several thousand years. The area east of Discovery Passage, which incorporates present day Kanish Bay, Granite Bay and Small Inlet, reveals extensive evidence of early and primitive Indian settlement. Traces of logging, mining and farming activities around the turn of the century are also still visible.

Kayaking: Paddlers can set in at Rock Bay, north of Campbell River. Kayakers can portage the 1.5-km trail from the head of Small Inlet across to Waiatt Bay in Octopus Islands Provincial Park on the eastern shores of Quadra Island. The Octopus Islands provide incentive enough for adventurers to undertake this arduous portage leg of their journey.

No facilities are available in the park. There are no designated campsites at this park, although random wilderness camping is allowed. No facilities are provided and there is no camping fee.

Small Inlet Marine Provincial Park is reached by boat only, from Vancouver Island across Johnstone Strait, or from Granite Bay on Quadra Island. Small Inlet Marine Park is accessible year round.

Boaters can reference marine chart #3538 for more information on this area. The nearest settlement, at Granite Bay on Quadra Island, is reached by ferry from Campbell River to Quathiaski Cove, and then by vehicle via Granite Bay Road.

Nearby Regions & Towns

Park Notices

Premier Listings

Photo of Spirit of the West Kayaking
Spirit of the West Kayaking
P.O. Box 569 Heriot Bay Quadra Island BC V0P 1H0 Phone: 250-285-2121Fax: 1-888-389-5736Toll Free: 1-800-307-3982Visit Website

Business Information

Kayaking British Columbia is the ultimate way to view BC’s abundant wildlife.

We want you to fall in love with kayaking and our unique coast, and our passion shows in everything we do. Choose among several professionally-guided 4-8 day trips for all experience levels around Vancouver Island. ‘Glamping’ basecamp-style with wood-fired hot tub overlooking the Pacific Ocean, or expedition-style paddling from camp to camp and paddling between 100s of islands through the Broughton Archipelago, famous Desolation Sound and the wild Great Bear Rainforest on the Central Coast. Savouring a fresh salmon BBQ in the open air, explore and view fascinating wildlife and wilderness and wake up on remote islands with the sound of the whales. Unique and breathtaking.

Our adventures are for everyone and are designed to cater to all levels of experience and abilities. We take care to introduce you to the sport in a fun and safe manner. All that we ask is that you welcome adventure with an open mind and are able to laugh and have fun when encountering the unexpected. Our groups are small, ranging from 8 to 13 people, depending on the trip, in order to provide you with the best experience possible. We provide everything you need for a once in a lifetime kayaking adventure. We provide high-quality fiberglass kayaks, paddling equipment, camp cookware, eating utensils, and camping gear.

Our guides take care of you for the entire duration of your tour, prepare delicious, organic and local meals, and have extensive training and experience in sea kayaking and in sharing the natural and cultural history of the area.

During the Northern Hemisphere winter, we also offer kayaking trips to the glacier-fed South American wildlife paradise, the Chilean Patagonia Archipelago, and multi-day escapes to sun, sand, remote beaches and the warm crystal clear waters of the Bahamas. Please contact us for all details of these amazing winter getaways!

Return to top.
Photo of Misty Isles Adventures
Misty Isles Adventures
P O Box 137 Manson’s Landing Cortes Island BC V0P 1K0 Phone: 250-935-6756Visit Website

Business Information

Misty Isles Adventures is Cortes Island’s only sea kayaking outfitter and sailing charter vessel offering guided day paddles, kayak mothership trips, kayak instruction and sea kayak rentals. The 43-foot schooner Misty Isles departs Cortes Island for day sailing and sightseeing explorations of Desolation Sound, the Discovery Islands and mainland inlets. Longer multi-day trips are also available.

Return to top.
Photo of Campbell River Whale Watching
Campbell River Whale Watching
Moorage & Office: Discovery Harbour Marina #1 – Dock E Campbell River BC Phone: 250-287-2667Toll Free: 1-877-909-2667Visit WebsiteVisit Blog

Business Information

Mailing address:
558 Thulin Street
Campbell River, BC V9W 2L1

Campbell River Whale Watching invites you to experience some of the most spectacular Orca Killer whale watching and wildlife viewing in the world. You can take a Grizzly Tour, go Orca Whale Watching, see Bald Eagles, and experience the life of seals and sea lions on an adventure tour of a lifetime.

Return to top.
Photo of Discovery Marine Safaris
Discovery Marine Safaris
760 Island Highway Campbell River BC V9W 2C3 Phone: 250-287-7008Fax: 250-287-7005Toll Free: 1-866-501-6722 (ORCA)Visit Website

Business Information

The diversity of wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery that exists so close to Campbell River is unparalleled. Ideally located near the south end of Discovery Passage, the area is critically important habitat for Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, and so much more. Travel along stunning shorelines and inlets in search of Killer Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Dall’s Porpoises, Seals, and magnificent Bald Eagles. Embark on our Grizzly Bear Expedition and observe these incredible creatures feasting on salmon in their natural habitat far away from human civilization. Our tour boats feature an enclosed and heated cabin, two outdoor viewing decks, and an onboard washroom.

Return to top.
Photo of Heriot Bay Inn & Marina
Heriot Bay Inn & Marina
West Road & Heriot Bay Road Box 100 Heriot Bay Quadra Island BC V0P 1H0 Phone: 250-285-3322Fax: 250-285-2708Toll Free: 1-888-605-4545Visit Website

Business Information

The Heriot Bay Inn is Quadra Island’s adventure resort. Adventure: Kayak, whale or grizzly watch. Dine: Casual seaside fare in Herons, HBI Pub with live music Fridays. Stay: accommodations range from hotel rooms to ocean-view housekeeping cottages. Also onsite: marina, RV & tent campsites with full service hook-ups, wireless internet.

Return to top.
Photo of Classic Yacht Charters
Classic Yacht Charters
101 – 5170 Dunster Road Nanaimo BC V9T 6M4 Phone: 250-668-2220Visit Website

Business Information

Craving a change from the ‘everyday’? Dreaming of running away to sea? Welcome aboard our historical ‘Mission Ship’. Design your private voyage into BC’s coastal playground. Indulge your interests: fishing, clamming, rowing, kayaking, whale watching… Cruise in comfort and safety with our Coast Guard licensed Captain and crew. Discover how your chef turns meal times into taste extravaganzas.

Return to top.
Photo of Wildcoast Adventures Kayak Tours & Vacations
Wildcoast Adventures Kayak Tours & Vacations
685 Heriot Bay Road Quadra Island BC V0P 1N0 Phone: 250-204-0420Visit WebsiteVisit Blog

Business Information

Wildcoast provides memorable kayak vacations for adventure travellers that combine spectacular scenery, scrumptious food, and abundant wildlife encounters, including whales, dolphins, bears and eagles. Kayak with Killer Whales at our Orca base camp in Johnstone Strait, or take one of our kayak expeditions to Desolation Sound or the Discovery Islands. Our top-rated service caters to both local and international clientele. All kayak tours are fully inclusive and no kayaking experience is required. Only have a day? Visit our storefront for paddleboard and kayak Rentals or Day Tours in the stunning vistas surrounding Quadra Island.

Return to top.