Time to register for the annual Passage across the Passage

The crossing from Campbell River to Quadra Island has become a popular summer event

It soon be time to cross the Passage.

Saturday, Aug. 17 is the date of the 7th annual Discovery Passage Passage.

The crossing from Campbell River to Quadra Island has become a popular summer event for a variety of human powered watercraft.

The “Passage Passage “ draws as many as 150 participants young and old, accompanied by the Coast Guard and safety boats in a flotilla that comes ashore at Cape Mudge Village where a traditional greeting welcomes the paddlers.

The event which is timed to the tide will commence at 2 p.m., at the same spot as previous years, the marine ways on the waterfront side of 871 Island Highway.

All craft should be in the water by 1:45 p.m. Pallan Timber has given permission to use their adjacent parking lot.

If the lot is full drop your boat at the launch site (in the parking lot) where a crew will be there to assist you, then proceed to Ostler Park.

This is a fun event, not a fund raiser. It’s free and non competitive; no motors are allowed.

For those interested in participating, registration which is mandatory for safety reasons, can be done online at www.incampbellriver.net or for anyone without Internet access registration can be made by calling 250-830-4056.