All aboard – first stop is Desolation

Don’t forget to wave to the sea lions on Mitlenatch when you cruise to Desolation. - Photo submitted
Don’t forget to wave to the sea lions on Mitlenatch when you cruise to Desolation.
— image credit: Photo submitted

Campbell River is blessed with some of the most adventurous waters in the world.

The history, the geography and the wildlife combine to create an unforgettable experience. This summer, the Museum at Campbell River is once again offering a series of guided Historic Boat Tours each Sunday during July and August that explore the Discovery Islands and points north.

The first trip is planned for July 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will travel to Desolation Sound.

Considered to be one of the West Coast’s premier cruising destinations, Desolation Sound is an amazing place.  Entering into the sound, it is difficult to believe that Captain Vancouver once proclaimed the area to be so dismal, that he named it as he did. With the vista of the snowcapped Coast Mountains to the east, the verdant landscape of West Redonda Island and picturesque Lewis Channel to the north, it represents the quintessential beauty of British Columbia’s west coast. This tour will stop at Lund, a historic village billed as the gateway to Desolation Sound.

The cost for this trip is $135 and includes an interpretive guide and on-board picnic lunch.  To reserve a seat call the museum at 250-287-3103.

For a complete listing of summer trips, visit the website at

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