Classic Yacht Charters Inc.

History and Heritage Preserved in Nature

The Mediterranean climate of these islands, dressed in their springtime palette of cherry blossom pinks and leafy greens, is a seasonal mood savoured by the fortunate few. Empty anchorages, sunny marine parks and islands abloom in wild flowers create a multi-hued carpet for meadow and forest walks. Arbutus, Garry Oak, Indian Paintbrush, Blue Camas and Chocolate Dogwood are but a few of the perennial favourites. Visit vineyards, picturesque villages, Victoria’s Butchart Gardens, the world famous murals of Chemainus and petroglyphs of Nanaimo. The sculptured sandstone formations of Gabriola, Valdes, Ruxton and DeCourcy Islands showcase wind and water erosion over the eons.

Two extraordinary island destinations: Wallace Island and Jedediah Island, formerly private homesteads but now preserved as marine parks, are favourite overnight anchorages. Books on each are found in our extensive coastal library.


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