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General News · 16th July 2020
Book today for this amazing opportunity to visit Mitlenatch on Saturday, July 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mitlenatch Island has been a protected Provincial Nature Park since 1961. Each spring there is a continuous progression in the blooming of wildflowers – starting with sea blush and blue-eyed Mary in April, to chocolate lilies, tiger lilies, common camas, death camas and prickly pear cactus in high summer. The island also hosts the largest seabird breeding colony in the Strait of Georgia, largely because the ocean around it provides both a barrier from most predators and a generous supply of food.

Weather permitting, Misty Isles often anchors close to the shore and the participants board the zodiac for a tour around the island to get a close-up view of the cormorant nests and other wildlife. Once on land, you will enjoy a walk through the flower meadows to the bird blind for a sneak peek into the nesting activities of the glaucous-winged gull.

Mitlenatch Island is home to hundreds of harbour seals and in the early spring migratory Steller and California sea lions bark and grunt from their basking rocks.

With new things to see from one week to the next, Mitlenatch Island is a dynamic and exciting place to explore.

Carefully considered COVID-19 protocols are in place to ensure Misty Isles' guests and employees safe cruises. More information can be found here (

Maximum 8 (COVID-19 limitation), minimum 5 participants.

Saturday, July 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Book NOW:

or call Misty Isles Adventures 250-935-6756 for more information.

More cruises this summer:
Desolation Sound – Saturday, August 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $145
Sutil Channel – Sunday, August 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $130
Desolation Sound – Saturday, September 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $145

In the picture – prickly pear cactus flower.