Posted by: cherylyoung | April 4, 2015

Barkley Sound and The Broken Group Islands B.C includes hundreds of island that are filled with some of the most remarkable sites on the planet

Cheryl Young's Blog

Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands comprise one of the three main recreational components in Pacific Rim National Park.

The popularity of these islands with paddlers and boaters has soared over the past decade, much to the dismay of  longtime observers.

 

Barkley Sound lies south of Ucluelet and north of

 Bamfield on the west coast of Vancouver Island,

 covering an area of approximately 800 square

 kilometres that includes hundreds of islands, none

 of which is larger than 2 kilometres across.

The sound was explored and named in 1787 by

Capt.Charles William Barkley of the Imperial Eagle

 a British Trading vessel sailing under Austrian

 colours .

 Barkley was accompanied by his 17-year-old bride,

 Frances, the first white woman to see British

Columbia.

The ease with which less-experienced sea kayakers

 can reach the Broken Group Islands on the MV

Frances  Barkley from Port Alberni and Ucluelet

contributes greatly to…

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