Search Vancouver Island

Route to Fair Harbour

Long known as a sea kayakers jumping off point for Nootka and Kyuquot Sounds,  Fair Harbour offers no services. However you will find a government wharf, rough boat launch and a Forest Service campsite (summer caretaker on site) and ample parking.  This beautiful and historic west coast area offers the rich history and culture of the Nuu-chuh-nulth Peoples. The small Indian village of Kyuquot is close by and worth visiting as ancient village sites and fallen totem poles can still be found in the surrounding forests. 

About 130 km from Campbell River you will find the village of Woss. This would be a good spot to pickup provisions and fuel. Just north of Woss on Hwy 19 you will see the turnoff to Zeballos which is about 40 km away. The road to Zeballos and further to Fair Harbour is a well maintained gravel logging road. Along the way you will see a lot of wildlife, including bears, deer and elk.

Locals will tell you to pay great attention to your surroundings and have respect  for the elements. Out here, you are on your own.  Sea kayakers should beware the fury of the winds and surf, especially at Cape Cook and Clerke Point. 

  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. Lucky Logger Pub
    A local drinking establishment offering great food and friendship
  4. Zeballos BC
    Gateway to Nootka Sound, world-famous for salmon fishing and kayaking 
  5. End: Fair Harbour BC
    This harbour is an ocean gateway to kayaking, fishing, bird watching, camping and exploring historical sites