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Kunechin Point Marine Park

Located at the mouth of Salmon Inlet is Kunechin Point Marine Park which is one of our favourite boating, kayaking and camping destinations.  The Park is divided into two camping areas.  On the actual point there are two wood tent platforms and one pit toilet.  No fires are permitted and there is no potable water.  To the east of the point is Kunechin Bay that has two campsites with enough room for four tents.  There is one pit toilet and fires are permitted but there is no potable water.  We found a seasonal creek in the bay but decided against using the water.  No camping or fires are permitted on the Kunechin Islets, two small rocky islands at the tip of the point.

We have spent a lot of time in Kunechin Bay which is great place for anchoring because it is sheltered in most weather.  Our boat had a draft of three feet so we were able to go right into the bay, very close to the shoreline.  We would stern tie with the bow pointing out giving us a beautiful view right up Salmon Inlet.  Quite often we would be alone so we were fortunate to see some wonderful wildlife.  We had one bear that, for three days in a row, arrived early in the morning and alternated between chewing barnacles off the rocks  and sleeping in the sun.  Ospreys and bald eagles were a common sight and seals would often swim around the bay looking for fish.  There are lots of seals on the Kunechin Islets and basking on large boulders along the shoreline.

The entire point is a great place to explore by kayak with some fascinating geology – stress fractures, erratics, mineral seams, etc. all along the shore.

Just west of the point, heading up Sechelt Inlet is a popular diving site where the destroyer HMCS Chaudiere was sunk by the Artificial Reef Society of BC in 1992.

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