Activities

Photography, Kayaking, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Josiah Roe

Beach
Family Friendly
Groups
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Fjords, orcas, and seals on British Columbia's beautiful sunshine coast.

The coast of British Columbia defies description. It is a wonderland of natural treasures both living and geological, and the vast majority of it is only accessible by water or seaplane.

The Miller Islet at the entrance to the glacier-carved Jervis Inlet is both a harbor seal and seabird colony and a fantastic way to get a taste of the Sunset Coast.

To get there make your way to the hamlet of Egmont and procure yourself a kayak or two. From there head northwest across the Narrows, past the Sutton Islets and then north towards the Jervis Inlet. As you round the point on your right (east) past the Islets, Miller Islet will come into view and is slightly over a mile more to go.

From Egmont the trip is roughly 5.5 miles round trip, depending on your route.

The Islet is home to a colony of harbor seals and must be given wide birth if they are present, especially during the crucial pupping season. If you get too close they will panic and dive back into the water.

That said the inlet and Islet is home to several dozen seals and many are curious and will likely follow you as you kayak around.

Note that the best times to go are during the summer and early fall months, when the weather is best and the seas are calm. It is also best to go with the tide, making your journey easier. 

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Activities

Photography, Kayaking, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Josiah Roe

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Backcountry Hike and Hut Camp the Northern Portion of the Sunshine Coast Trail

Adventure

Kayak the Sechelt Inlet

Adventure

Kayak Sechelt Inlet

Adventure

Snowshoe to Walt Hill Hut

More Nearby Adventures

Tours

More Tours

Related Stories

destinations

A Magical Yosemite Valley Winter Storm

A Yosemite Winter Wonderland

gear

La Sportiva Women's Skwama Climbing Shoe Review

Super sticky, super responsive, and just as badass as the men’s version of the shoe.

travel

A Few Days in Rossland, BC - A Must-Stop on the Powder Highway

If this town of less than 4,000 friendly folks doesn’t charm your socks off, the terrain at RED M...

destinations

WATCH: A Way of Life Under Attack - 'Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee'

All over this country, indigenous people are literally just fighting for their identity.

More Stories