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The Uchuck Experience

Drive to Gold River and climb aboard the working freighter Uchuck. This former WWII minesweeper passes through the stunning beauty of Nootka Sound into the rolling Pacific Ocean and onward to the village of Kyuquot. Storms and high winds are not uncommon. 

This voyage through a magnificent wilderness will inspire even the most jaded among us. The natural beauty and historical importance of this area will tempt you to explore further.

There is no shortage of fishing lodges and qualified guides throughout the sound. Whether it's fishing, kayaking, or  exploring the heritage of the sound, you can find your paradise here. 

These images are of the Nootka Island Fishing Lodge and Oyster Island Adventures. 

This is what the west coast is all about!

  1. Start: Nanaimo BC
    The Harbour City is the starting point for many Island adventures.
  2. Campbell River BC
    From internationally renowned salmon fishing to skiing at nearby Mount Washington; safe streets to wilderness experiences; fine dining to golfing; Campbell River has it all!
  3. Gold River Ferry to Nootka Sound Tahsis and Kyuquot
    Experience a working vessel in action. One to three day tours available. If you want to experience the real west coast, this is for you.
  4. Tahsis BC
    Nootka Sound Adventure starts here.
  5. End: Kyuquot BC
    Visit the wind, the rain and the never-ending rolling seas of the wild north-western coast