Banner Photography courtesy of Mark Aseltine


BC Parks informative page on Desolation Sound

The Marine Forecast

The Tides, Currents, and Water Levels

Desolation Sound, created in 1973, is a world known paddling haven, consisting of Islands, coves and bays which are home to many wildlife and exquisite flora. It is British Columbia’s largest marine park made up of 14,000 acres of upland and a further 6,350 acres of foreshore.

Access to this paradise is gained through Okeover Inlet or Historic Lund. There is a $2 per boat fee for embarking and disembark at both of these areas.

Desolation Sound Map

To order a great read for planning possible routes in Desolation, click here

Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast by Peter McGee

Desolation’s sheltered, undulating shoreline is a treat for adventurous kayakers whose mobile craft can point their inquisitive little bows into the tiniest nooks and crannies
— Peter Chettleburgh

Copeland Islands - Photo by Mark Aseltine