Originally Posted by northoceanbeach
Where should my first two stops in the gulf islands be? I'm getting a lot of good places, but where would you go the first and second days from Friday harbor?
Once you cross the border the most convenient checkin for customs will be Bedwell Harbour or Cabbage Island (by phone). If Bedwell then Beaumont Park in the bay is a decent anchorage with some hiking trails. From there I'd check out Sidney Spit, Portland Island, Ganges, Montague harbour, Wallace Is, Pirates Cove, on your way North.. once out of the islands, Nanaimo, Schooner Cove, Tribune Bay, Comox on the Island side, and/or Plumper Cove, Secret Cove, Smuggler Cove, Blind Bay/Hardy Is, Vananda (Sturt Bay), Westview and the Copelands on the mainland side. By then you're in Desolation Sound or near enough.