Dawley Passage Provincial Park
About This Park
Dawley Passage Provincial Park is located at the south end of Fortune Channel between Meares Island and the west coast of Vancouver Island. Accessible by boat only, Dawley Passage is a nice, quiet location for boaters exploring beautiful Clayoquot Sound. Strong currents in the tidal narrows of Dawley Passage result in a high density and a magnificent diversity of marine life, making it a great area for scuba diving.
Fortune Channel is one of Clayoquot Sound’s most popular tourism corridors, and opportunities exist in and around the park for fishing, boating and wilderness camping. The sheltered waters around Dawley Passage make it a popular spot for canoeing and kayaking. Paddlers in the area may see seals and sea otters in their travels, as well as bears feeding at low tide. The park also contains a number of Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations heritage sites.
The park is located at the south end of Fortune Channel between Meares Island and the west coast of Vancouver Island. Dawley Passage Park is accessible by boat only. Boaters can reference marine chart #3673 for more information about this area. Nearby communties include Tofino and Ucluelet.
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Nature and Culture
- Cultural Heritage: Dawley Passage lies within the traditional territory of the Ahoushat First Nations.
- Conservation: An exceptional marine ecosystem and marine features can be found in Dawley Passage, which has strong currents and tidal rapids. These features result in a high density and diversity of marine species.
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