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Last two cruises help support Cortes Museum

Cruise on the Misty Isles and support the Cortes Museum. - Photo submitted
Cruise on the Misty Isles and support the Cortes Museum.
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As a fundraiser for Cortes Island’s not-for-profit, volunteer-run museum, the Cortes Museum & Archives Society is hosting a summer cruise aboard Misty Isles.

The final cruise is a trip to Desolation Sound on Aug. 24. Desolation Sound is a favourite destination for boaters from all over the Pacific Northwest. Its many inlets, islets, coves, and bays support a wild variety of wildlife, and comprise the Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park.

This deep-water sound is also well-known for its spectacular fjords and dramatic mountains, as well as for its history as the anchorage for British and Spanish explorers of the late 1700s.

You’ll also hear stories about First Nations people and the age of exploration.

Misty Isles departs Cortes Bay at 10:30 a.m. and returns around 5 p.m.

The fee for each trip is $120, including tax. Off-island participants should catch the 8:30 a.m. ferry from Campbell River to Quadra Island on the morning of their selected trip.

Participants can then leave their car on Quadra and walk on the 9:05 a.m. ferry to the day’s first sailing to Cortes. Walking on will ensure that participants do not miss the ferry, or the Misty Isles departure from Cortes.

Transportation from the Cortes ferry dock to the departure point on Cortes (as well as back to the 5:50 p.m. ferry off of the island, if necessary) is available for each of these trips at no extra cost.

For more information or to reserve a spot, call 250-935-6340, e-mail cimas@twincomm.ca or visit cortesmuseum.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

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