Life on Calvert Island
We lived on Calvert Island for three winters, upgrading old trails to the west side and north end of the island, and building new trails to the south.
Hiking with our packsacks loaded with ropes, a machete and camera gear, we climbed above the temperate rainforest to Barons Bluff and viewpoints beyond to capture the breathtaking images of landscapes, storm waves and stunning sunsets.
Island traditions are slowly changing; people today are coming for the remote outdoor wilderness, as well as the opportunity to learn about the marine environment and see firsthand what is needed to protect this diverse ecosystem for future generations to enjoy. You are completely off the grid here; the island is accessible by water and air only.
This area has turned into a world-class paddling and diving destination, just as it was thousands of years ago. But instead of coming to the island for the shellfish gathering, and getting their winter supply of fish, people are coming for the kayaking, hiking, educational experience, scenery and sportfishing.