The Magic of Calvert Island
Imagine paddling across intricate networks of isolated coves, crossing secluded bays and remote lagoons or drifting over undersea gardens of purple, red and green sunflower stars with sea urchins edged with emerald-green surf grass. Envision smelling, listening and seeing the spray of the whales in your wake; hiking through the forested canopy, winding up to plateaus of soft vegetation high above the Pacific Ocean; or looking over a natural Japanese-style garden watching the sun sink into the ocean floor. The spiritual uplift you feel at this moment releases all the pressures from everyday life, like a transformation into time.
This remote hidden jewel is Calvert Island, located on the southern edge of the Great Bear Rainforest, just 400 kilometres north of the city of Vancouver. The island has brought people to the area for more than 10,000 years for the seafood. History, cultures and tradition have revolved around the fishing, and the salmon has been responsible for the economic development of communities on British Columbia’s midcoast.