Fishing Trip Part I – Port Alice, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Launch from Rumble Beach Marina

Port Alice, Vancouver Island

Port Alice is known as the Gateway to the Wild West Coast and Sea Otter Capital of Canada! Port Alice is one of the most northern settlements on Vancouver Island.

Michael and I were invited to come along fishing with another couple, who are fishing enthusiasts. We drove from Campbell River, along the North Island Route to Port Alice Rd, a 3 hour drive – give or take – as we were hauling a boat.

Vancouver Island, Canada - Wild West Coast

Photo credit: Researchgate

Scenic Drive

The drive was scenic as we wove our way through the mountains. There is an absence of human settlements along this drive – we truly were heading into the northern wild, wild west! There are plenty of rest stops, with public toilets and picnic tables for weary travelers. It was at one of these rest stops I took this mountain picture! Sasquatch may be native to the B.C. Kootenays, but it is easy to imagine this legendary creature can also be at home here in these remote island mountains!

Rumble Beach Marina

We arrived in the small village of Port Alice, and launched from Rumble Beach Marina. The weather and water conditions were perfect as we headed out of Neroutsos Inlet.

Our Destination – Hecate Cove, Quatsino Sound

We rented a friend of a friend’s fishing cabin for three nights, located in Hecate Cove within the Quatsino Sound. Quatsino Sound is the northernmost sound of the five located along the west coast of Vancouver Island. We truly were in the wild, wild west!

S, 🐟

Fishing Trip Part I – Port Alice, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Launch from Rumble Beach Marina

Fishing Trip Part II – Hecate Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – The Fishing Cabin

Fishing Trip Part III – Quatsino Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Holy Halibut!

Fishing Trip Part IV – Quatsino Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Winter Harbour, Pacific Rockfish & Red Rock Crab

Fishing Trip Part V – Quatsino Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – A Sea Cucumber Kinda Day!

Fishing Trip Part VI – Hecate Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Black Bear in the Apple Trees

Fishing Trip Part VII – Quatsino Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Sea Otters & Harbour Seals

Fishing Trip Part VIII – Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Smoke From United States Wildfires

4 Comments Add yours

  1. projectzachor says:

    Looks like a beautiful trip! Love your pics! ♥️

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    1. Thanks Bestie!!! 🌻💛🌻

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  2. mama says:

    If a person could have ordered a day to begin a trip to Port Alice, then this would have met all their needs. Absolutely beautiful country and your picture’s leave the viewer at peace. What a great start for you 🥰and Michael’s🥰 3 day get-away! 🐟🐟 Love mama 💜

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    1. Thanks mama!!! 🐟🐟🐟

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