The Port of Kelsey Bay

DSCN0315We went to Miracle Beach Provincial Park last night, after a busy day driving out of Denman Island and then visiting Mooberry Winery and Cheese farm near Courtenay/Comox, not to mention Mt. Washington.  As we are going into a long weekend, I figured it would be hard to find a spot to stay for the next few nights.  So we stopped into the visitors’ information in Campbell River to ask for advice.  Leon had an idea that it would be best to just keep driving and see Sayward.

It turned out to be only an hour drive further north, so it was not too late when we arrived here.  The first campground looked quite empty but campers were already arriving and lining up, so we continued down the road till we reached the town of Sayward.  The municipal campground was also filling up for what looked like a baseball tournament.  A bit further up the road we came to the Port of Kelsey Bay.

The campground which is situated on the Johnstone Strait has a fantastic view of all the big shipping traffic that comes through the inside passage.  We managed to see 2 cruise ships go by in the evening as we were eating dinner.  Still no sign of any orcas although the locals said they had seen two that morning.

When we arrived, Randy, who appeared to be the RV park host (only 6 spots here, so it’s very quaint), told us to park in number 2, self-register ($20) and enjoy.  For the small sum of $20, we got a spot right in front of the dock, beside the marina, where people fish for salmon all day. Randy offered to get us a salmon for dinner which he delivered, fully dressed by his wife Linda, within 30 minutes of our arrival!  I haven’t cooked the fish yet as we still had plenty left over from last night.  The rest of the facilities include a flush toilet, a hot shower and small shop on the dock that sells coffee and treats.  Who could ask for more?

4 thoughts on “The Port of Kelsey Bay

    • Yes, I love the harbours too! So unexpected. Summer has been gorgeous. It was sunny when we woke up this morning but is now all fogged over. We heard we are in the fog zone here in Telegraph Cove.


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