Originally posted on Cheryl Young's Blog:
Known locally as The Ragged Group, the 437-hectare
Copeland Islands Marine Provincial Park
archipelago comprises four of the islands and 14
islets that protect narrow Thulin Passage, the main
passageway for boats and kayakers travelling between
the Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound.
Wilderness camping and fabulous kayaking attracts
outdoor enthusiasts to this group of small, moss
covered rocky islands.
Other leisure pursuits in the area include swimming,
fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving.
The Copeland Islands and Savary Island lie offshore
from Lund on the Malaspina Peninsula of the
You can see the white sandy beaches of Savary
beckoning in the distance, while the Copelands lie
out of sight to the north, 2 kilometres northwest
of Lund and southwest of Bliss Landing.
Paddlers wishing to reach the Copelands should head
north from Lund, hugging the steep-sided coastline.
Marine traffic in Thulin Passage can kick up quite
a sizeable chop…
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