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Fuel is also available at the Gorge Harbour Marina in, of course, Gorge Harbour on Cortez Island. This marina has been extensively upgraded and was a pleasant experience last summer.
Best provisioning (for access and price) would be Comox (on the way) but at Powell River (actually Westview) there are shuttles, cabs and on several occasions we've been offered rides back to the dock by a person in the checkout line. Refuge is very convenient but can get busy.. as an alternative you might check out the store at Squirrel Cove (just outside the entrance to the actual Squirrel Cove - for groceries/produce but not fuel)
Another excellent provision spot is Heriot Bay on Quadra, near Rebecca Spit. A short walk to the store and they routinely deliver you back down with your goods. There's a great old consignment store nearby that's worth a visit too. Fuel is available here also at the Heriot Bay Resort marina.
The store at Vananda (Texada Boat Club) is not bad, a 5 minute walk. This is a recommended stop and an interesting place to wander about.. Great blackberries in August!
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