British Columbia Travel Guide
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Pirates Cove Marine
A beautiful and serene park that offers a sheltered anchorage with two dinghy docks close to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. There are several middens in the park that indicate native use of the island. The largest of these shell refuse heaps underlies the campground. A sheltered anchorage with dinghy dock is adjacent to Pylades Channel on the southeast tip of DeCourcy Island. Beach area on Ruxton Passage.
ALL SHELL MIDDENS ARE PROTECTED UNDER THE B.C. ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORIC SITES PROTECTION ACT, DO NOT DISTURB THEM.
FIRES ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE PARK OR ON THE BEACH AT ANY TIME.
Adjacent to Pylades Channel on the southeast tip of DeCourcy Island. Beach area on Ruxton Passage-16 km southeast of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. It is accessible by boat through Dodd Narrows from Nanaimo up through the Gulf Islands from Victoria and Vancouver boaters would come through the Gabriola Passage.
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