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General News · 21st June 2012
Cortes Island Museum & Archive
The Cortes Island Museum is sponsoring two overnight excursions to Toba Inlet Waterfalls on Saturday/ Sunday, July 7th/8th & Thursday/ Friday, July 28th/29th, 2012. Cruise into the heartland of the Klahoose peoples’ territory aboard MISTY ISLES. You’ll cruise Desolation Sound en route to Toba Inlet, where the mountains rise straight out of the green glacial inlet and waterfalls thunder down from the melting ice fields. Few people have the opportunity to visit this remote and scenic part of the inside coast. Your naturalist guide, skipper Mike Moore, will share a wealth of information about the birds, plants, animals, and marine life that inhabit the area.

That night you will stay in Toba Wildernest Lodge’s snug hostel-style cabins or you can pitch your tent. There is a short hike behind the lodge to a picturesque waterfall that provides hydro power to the lodge. You will dine on barbequed wild salmon and can enjoy a soak in the beachside hot tub. Bring a bathing suit and make sure not to forget your camera and binoculars.

MISTY ISLES will depart at 10:30am from Cortes Bay. Participants from off island should catch the 8:30am ferry from Campbell River to Quadra Island which connects to the 9:05am ferry from Heriot Bay to Cortes Island where you walk on. When you arrive in Whaletown a shuttle service is provided to Cortes Bay. The shuttle will return participants to Whaletown to catch the 5:50pm ferry off Cortes Island the next day.

The fee for this two day trip is $345 per person (HST included). It covers all meals and cabin accommodation. If you choose to tent the fee is $315 per person with your own equipment. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve please call (250-935-6340),
email cimastwincomm.ca or drop by the Cortes Museum.

The Cortes Museum has more summer trips scheduled in July and August: A NEW Low Tide Reef Exploration off Hernando Island (July 4th), Mothership Kayaking in Von Donop Inlet (July 12th), Cassel Lake & Waterfall (July 19th), Round Maurelle Island (Aug. 4th), and Desolation Sound (Aug. 10th and Aug. 22nd).