BLIND CHANNEL RESORT
Blind Channel Resort, located on West Thurlow Island, part of the
outer Discovery Islands, is an oasis on BC's wild Pacific Coast. Here you will find world class accommodations and dining
in the heart of the spectacular Great Bear Rainforest.
NATURE AND MARINE TOURS
Blind Channel offers an unparalleled wilderness experience. We offer
unique nature and marine tours. Powerful orcas, dolphins,
and mystical grizzly bears are a few of the local residents,
and can often be seen on a boat tour. You are invited to take
part in whale watching, hiking, coastal culinary, and photography
tours. Take the time to visit the mighty Big Cedar of West
Thurlow Island. This ancient tree has thrived for 1000 years
with a spring flowing through its roots. Custom personalized
boat tours are also available. (More info: www.blindchannel.com)
Johnstone Strait Whale Watching Expedition
Considered to be the best place in the world to see wild orca
whales, Johnstone Strait is home to marine mammals including
playful Pacific white sided dolphins, porpoises, stellar sea
lions, and harbour seals. Humpback whales are also seen occasionally.
Coastal Photography Expedition
Our resident photographer and guide will lead you on a journey
of exploration through BC's spectacular waterways! Prepare
for a visually stunning experience. The rugged coastal landscape,
the bold contrast of colours, and the variety of subject matter
make this a photographer's paradise.
Islands Hiking and Beachcombing Tour
Hike into the pristine Great Bear Rainforest that surrounds
Blind Channel Resort. Our guides will share their intimate
knowledge of the ecological and industrial history of the
area. Explore some of the countless islands and beaches from
our comfortable, high speed landing craft. Travel through
local tidal rapids and view ancient First Nations pictographs.
Travel with an experienced guide though waters rich in lingcod,
rockfish, salmon, halibut and Dungeness crab. This is a great
way for couples or families to get involved in the culinary
process from source to plate. Whether you jig for cod or check
the crab traps, our chef will transform your catch into an
unforgettable meal. This tour includes approximately 6 hours
of boating, complete with a packed lunch you can enjoy in
tranquil surroundings, far from the crowd. Once back on land,
tour the Blind Channel gardens to see what's on offer for
the evening feast.
Tranquil landscapes with ever changing ocean currents, surrounded
by majestic coastal forest, and infinite night sky will rejuvenate
your soul. The local spring water, filtered by the forest,
is the purest on earth.
cottages at Blind Channel Resort feature sweeping ocean views,
king size beds, and heated tile bathroom floors. Enjoy your
morning coffee on the covered deck, showcasing some of the
finest local timber posts and beams.
facilities are available in the cabins for those who prefer
a more independent vacation. Alternatively, book an all-inclusive
package, and let the chefs spoil you. (www.blindchannel.com)
airlines offer scheduled flights to Blind Channel Resort from
Seattle, Vancouver, and Campbell River. Scheduled water taxi
service is also available from Campbell River and Rock Bay
Campground on Vancouver Island.
The Cedar Post Restaurant is not only considered one of the
best places to dine on BC's coast, with a delicious German
inspired menu, it is also a testament to the late Annemarie
Richter's life work. Her mosaics, tapestries and paintings
speak to the colourful history of the resort and the family
who has owned it and built it up while living here since 1970.
grow our own herbs, micro greens, and many of the vegetables
for our dishes in our garden. We also use edible flowers both
from the garden and wild, we harvest wild berries and berries
from our garden, and we use sea asparagus which grows on our
The marina at Blind Channel has been a favourite destination
for boaters for generations. It's conveniently located for
anyone traveling north of Desolation Sound on their way to
the Broughton Archipelago or to Alaska. Many coastal mariners
also choose to make Blind Channel Resort the end destination
for their summer trip.
cruisers can tie up, shop, dine out, re-fuel, hike, or just
take it easy. You can let your guests stay on shore while
taking them cruising or fishing during the day.
marina at Blind Channel offers sturdy moorage on 80' finger
piers. 15, 30, and 50 amp power is available on the dock along
with pure spring water on tap. Wi-Fi can also be picked up
at the marina.
fuel dock carries gas, diesel, propane and spring water. Laundry
and shower facilities are also available for marina guests.
(more info: www.blindchannel.com)
One thing anyone boating in BC's more remote regions needs
fresh greens! You will find the Blind Channel Store
stocked during summer months with fresh veggies, fruits and
dairy products, including ice cream. Frozen meats and canned
goods are available year round.
miss the famous hot cinnamon buns in the morning or the smell
of freshly baked homemade bread in the afternoon.
You will also find souvenirs, clothing, charts, ice blocks
and cubes, as well as a wide selection of wine, beer and spirits.
There is also a post office at the Blind Channel Store. Mail
is delivered by float plane twice a week.
Blind Channel's in house water taxi service makes it easy
to connect with friends, get to town to do errands, or have
parts or supplies picked up and brought to you. Direct scheduled
service to Campbell River runs three days per week during
peak summer months.
Blind Channel Resort is located on West Thurlow Island, part
of the outer Discovery Islands, between Johnstone Strait and
Cordero Channel. It's a convenient stop for boaters traveling
to the Broughton Archipelago or to northern destinations such
as Rivers Inlet, Haida Gwaii, and Alaska. There is no road
access, so boat and float plane are the best ways to get here.
There are several scheduled water taxi and float plane services
available. (see www.blindchannel.com)
It's about 30 nautical miles from Campbell River via Discovery
Passage, or Desolation Sound via Cordero Channel.
Blind Channel Resort
Blind Channel BC V0P 1B0
888 329 0475
1 250 949 1420