Vacant stretches of glistening white sand beaches and diverse wildlife are just a couple of feature that draw people to this unique oasis.
Although it looks like a Caribbean paradise, Calvert Island is actually located 100 km north of the town of Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. Practically uninhabited, with relatively calm oceanic waters, the island is purely tranquil. What’s more, it affords world class scuba diving in Carrington Reef.
While breathtaking, the 155 acreage isalnd is also home to myriad wildlife. The diversity of habitats within Calvert Island Conservancy include numerous species from limpids and sea urchins to wolves, deer and black bears. Indeed, this natural oasis is pristine and fairly untouched, with very little pollution.
Another amazing fact about the island is that it contains an incredible archaeological find. Two fossilized footprints were found discovered that are thought to be the oldest known evidence of human habitation in North America; carbon-dating takes them back 13,200 years.
Calvert Island Activities
Although the island is gorgeous on land, it is even more amazing in the water. The Conservancy area is ideal for exploration by experienced sea kayakers, and the water is dazzling. In addition, visitors to the island enjoy various activities including boating, whale watching, angling, scuba diving, hiking, wilderness camping, and advanced sea kayaking.
Even more astonishing? This island is for sale! That’s right: the entire island can be yours for a cool $18 million. If you are interested in claiming this rare and incredible property, check out the listing here.
Islet 48 is located at the southern edge of the Bardswell Group and on the entrance to Thompson Bay. It is one of my favorite and more strategic campsites as it stages you perfectly for exploration in any direction. Clearings are located well above Spring highs and if traveling south to the McMullin or Goose Groups you can see conditions before committing to them. Did I mention that it’s beautiful?
If you are looking for another secret spot in BC, check out this secret lake in the interior that also looks like a Caribbean paradise. In addition, have a look at this chain of islands on the East Coast that look like they belong somewhere decidedly more tropical.
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