Keats Island

Gibsons, British Columbia

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If you are approaching Howe Sound from Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, exploring Keats Island is your best option for a day trip. Named after Admiral Sir Richard Goodwin Keats, a compatriot of Viscount Nelson, the island has many faces. Although much of the north coast is steep and inhospitable, Plumper Cove Provincial Marine Park and the community at Eastbourne show its more friendly side. Nestled among the coastal mountains, speckled with summer homes and flanked by the bright lights of Vancouver, West Vancouver and Gibsons, Howe Sound blends the beauty of the Gulf Islands with the rugged North Coast and places it all invitingly on our doorstep. It is a unique slice of West Coast life well worth exploring.

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"If you are approaching Howe Sound from Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, exploring Keats Island is your best option for a day trip. Named after Admiral Sir Richard Goodwin Keats, a compatriot of Viscount Nelson, the island has many faces. Although much of the north coast is steep and inhospitable, Plumper Cove Provincial Marine Park and the community at Eastbourne show its more friendly side.

Nestled among the coastal mountains, speckled with summer homes and flanked by the bright lights of Vancouver, West Vancouver and Gibsons, Howe Sound blends the beauty of the Gulf Islands with the rugged North Coast and places it all invitingly on our doorstep. It is a unique slice of West Coast life well worth exploring."

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Gibsons
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 1 - 3 days
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Maps: 3311: Sunshine Coast -- Vancouver Harbour to Desolation Sound; 3512: Strait of Georgia, Central Portion; 3526: Howe Sound
Driving Directions: Directions to Keats Island

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May 2018