The waters of the Hakai Luxvbalis Conservancy Area are among the finest in the world for underwater exploration, with exceptional viewing opportunities year-round. There are wrecks along virtually the entire Central Coast, making it a magnet for divers. Three good wrecks are just off Atli Point, near Denny Island (Shearwater), and Namu is particularly popular.
Hakai Luxvbalis Conservancy Area is British Columbia’s largest marine park. This 304,000-acre area encompasses a large archipelago of outstanding natural beauty and recreational value. From fully exposed shorelines to rolling, forested hills and 3,000 foot peaks. Hakai offers some of the most varied and scenic coastline in the province. Special features such as lagoons and reversing tidal rapids, beaches, all-weather anchorages, tombolos, and an intricate network of coves, inlets, and channels make it an ideal area for scuba divers, boaters, anglers, naturalists – and experienced sea kayakers. Winds during the summer are usually westerly or southwesterly, and on sunny days are often light or nil in the early morning, pick up midday to late afternoon, then die down in the evening. They can be extremely strong in the coastal inlets as Burke Channel.
Scuba Divers wishing to explore this remote wilderness can access it by sea or by air. BC Ferrie’s Queen of Chilliwack stops at Namu, the closets settlement. Hakai is located across Fitz Hugh Sound from Namu, a busy shipping route also frequented by Pacific white-sided dolphins, porpoises, minke, gray, and humpback whales.
For more information about Hakai, contact the Chamber of Commerce in Williams Lake.