The Calvert Island Story
Captain George Vancouver and Lieut. James Johnstone’s crews mapped the Inside Passage on their vessels Discovery and Chatham. The men spent nine days anchored in Safety Cove, on the east side of Calvert Island, surveying the surrounding
shorelines in their longboats looking for an inside passage route. In 1793, Sir Alexander Mackenzie and his voyageurs finished their historic land crossing of the North American continent to the Pacific Ocean. These two legendary expeditions missed each other by only three weeks that summer exploring British Columbia’s midcoast, thus opening up the pristine wilderness to the world.
For more than a century, celebrities have been travelling to Calvert Island in their motor yachts for the legendary fishing and safe anchorages, hiding out from the storms and hurricanes generated from the 7,400-kilometre crossing from Japan.