Brightfish Charters is superbly placed to take advantage of the best fishing on the Georgia Strait. Based on Quadra Island, Vancouver Island, BC, we are a short hop away from Campbell River and can easily accommodate your needs if you choose to begin your fishing adventure in Campbell River or Quadra Island.
Quadra Island is a beautiful island with served by BC Ferries. Only a 10 minute ferry ride from Campbell River it offers a retreat where you are free to take a walk on its many trails.
Surrounded by the waters of the Georgia Strait, Brightfish Charters is wonderfully placed to provide a fishing experience tailored to your individual needs.
Quadra Island is the middle of the centre of the universe. This is the small area of overlap between the north coast ocean and the south coast climate. Quadra is shaped like a frying pan about 22 miles ( 35 km ) long and most of the people live on the handle on the south end. This is the first of the Discovery Islands which fill the space between Vancouver Island and the mainland. To the south Georgia Strait is wide and the rest of the island is surrounded by narrow channels, and there are fish here, and more that migrate past. This is the edge of the Great Bear Rainforest to the north and Desolation Sound to the east. That’s all you really need to know, except that people call the inner islands the “Outer Islands” (because when you come from the Campbell River direction, they are further away). National Geographic lists the Discovery Islands as one of the places to see in your lifetime.
If you want to spend a bit of time here and have a great holiday, not only in my boat, I should say a bit more.
Quadra has almost everything you need in Goldilocks portions, not too big, not too small, not too many people. There are two grocery stores, a gas station, a library and a bookstore, an elementary school, two doctors offices, a dentist , a building supply and hardware store, an RCMP police station, several small hotels and lodges, pubs, restaurants, and many B+B’s. There is a strong sense of community here, perhaps because people really seem to choose to live here. Quadra is known for it’s artists and potters. The Cape Mudge Indian Band has a museum to show the native culture. The volunteer ambulance service is excellent if you are old enough to feel fragile or young enough to feel invincible. There are great places to hike or kayak. Or, just walk out on Rebecca Spit for the exceptional views.
For more info start at www.quadraisland.ca and www.discoveryislands.ca