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Sail a Sound!
General News · 2nd August 2013
Cortes Museum & Archives
The final Museum-sponsored cruise of summer 2013 is a trip to Desolation Sound on Saturday, August 24th. Desolation Sound is a favourite destination for boaters from all over the Pacific Northwest. Its many inlets, islets, coves, and bays support a wild variety of wildlife, and comprise the Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park. This deep-water sound is also well-known for its spectacular fjords and dramatic mountains, as well as for its history as the anchorage for British and Spanish explorers of the late 1700s. Thanks to Moore, participants aboard this cruise will hear stories about First Nations people and the Age of Exploration, as well as gain knowledge about the marine and topographic features of this beautiful sound.

MISTY ISLES departs Cortes Bay at 10:30am on the 24th, and returns at approximately 5:00pm. A similar Museum-sponsored trip to Desolation Sound in July (aboard MISTY ISLES) filled up quickly, so be sure to reserve your seat as soon as possible!

The fee for this adventure is $120 per person, including tax. For more information, please contact the Cortes Museum at 250-935-6340, or at