B.C Ferries: has opened up the coast for paddlers; multi port sailings feature visits to small communities. Be advised that there are few amenities available once you disembark. This is a wilderness area & all care and cautions apply. Call 1-888-BCFERRY for your free package.

BROKEN ISLANDS: coastal paddling at it's best. Camping fees; $5 per night per person are collected each night by Rangers. Visa & MC are accepted. Maximum stay on each island is 4 nights with a maximum of 14 nights in the islands. Pets are not permitted. For more info please call the Pacific Rim Nat'l Park at 250-726-7721.

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BOWRON LAKE CIRCUIT: YES you do need a reservation. This 116km canoe route is one of the province's most popular canoeing destinations. Fees are $100 per tandem boat. Bookings for July & August generally fill up early so make yours at least 2 months in advance by calling 250-992-3111.

Forest Service Maps: For info call or write: Range Recreation and Forest Practice @ Box 9520 Stn. Provincial Government, Victoria, BC V8W 9C2 - 250-387-1946