The spectacular scenery of Quadra Island appeals to the nature lover, artist and photographer.

Spanish and English explorers sailed though the region in the late 1700s, many of them thinking that these waterways would lead to the Northwest Passage, a fabled route from the Pacific to the Atlantic. These explorers met and traded with the local Salish and Kwagiulth First Nations whose ancestors live at Cape Mudge on south Quadra Island.

Native artistry and traditions can be seen at the Kwagiulth Museum in the Village of Cape Mudge. Where there are many historical artifacts, ceremonial regalia and a Carving and Artist Centre. There is a collection of old totem poles which have served as inspiration for modern artists.

Quadra is also home for many well known contemporary artists, writers, potters and other artisans and many Healing Arts practitioners. Studios, retreats, workshops, a winery and spas are all located on the island.

Kayakers enjoy the network of freshwater lakes and rivers that crisscross the less inhabited northern part of the island. Boaters and kayakers enjoy the miles of coves and inlets along the rugged coastline, many with Provincial Marine Park status. Mountain bikers and hikers enjoy the network of trails that follow old logging roads and rail beds. There is a special Quadra Island trail map available.

The Quadra Island Lighthouse, linked by a trail from Cape Mudge Village, is located below the bluffs where Captain Vancouver visited in 1792. Petroglyphs from centuries ago can be found south of the lighthouse at extremely low tides.

Rebecca Spit Provincial Park near Heriot Bay is one of Quadra's best known beaches. This scenic spot is a picturesque anchorage for yachts exploring the Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound. Crystal clear water and sandy beaches attract families for picnics, swimming, nature hikes, snorkeling or overnight camping.

There is excellent sport fishing and diving in the area, considered by Jacques Cousteau Society to be one of the top locations in the world. Quathiski Cove and Heriot Bay are the main population centres. Both have a good selection of stores and services for visitors, including groceries, pharmacy, post office, liquor store, banking, gas station, guide outfitters, gift shops, pubs restaurants and public docks.

Quadra Island accommodations include campsites, bed and breakfasts, inns and resorts.

Quadra Island is one of the idyllic Northern Gulf Islands & is located just a 10 minute ferry ride from Campbell River off the central east coast of Vancouver Island, BC. Quadra Island is well known for beautiful scenery and a casual atmosphere and there is no better place to relax and enjoy the ocean views and warm island hospitality than the Heriot Bay Inn & Resort on the waterfront!

At our Campbell River bed and breakfast, we have 150 ft of private serene beach living. You will enjoy 2 bdrm, 2 bath of 1300 sq feet fully equipped vacation home with ample parking, lots of green space. Storm watching the seas. Incredible mountain and ocean view. Eagle, whale, porpoise and sea lion watching. Library and games. Wood burning rock fireplace insert. Cable, internet.

More than a simple open-air museum, the Village historique acadien is a tourism complex built around a 2.2 km circuit bordered with historic buildings, all inhabited by fully bilingual (French and English) interpretive guides who portray the daily lives of the Acadian people from 1770 to 1949.

This Vancouver hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and full kitchens in each room. Guests can enjoy a clean atmosphere at this all non-smoking property. Each air-conditioned room at Level Yaletown - Seymour's features a washer and dryer, private balcony, and Keurig coffee machine. A private bathroom offers guests a bathrobe. Guests can also enjoy walk-in closets for convenient storage.

Situated within 200 m of Waterfront Centre Mall Vancouver and Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre, EXchange Hotel Vancouver features rooms with air conditioning. Free WiFi is available.unknown@quokkasystems.comHydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar is a Greek seafood restaurant with an engaging and lively 40-foot cocktail bar.

EXchange Hotel Vancouver EXchange Hotel Vancouver
475 Howe St Vancouver
Heriot Bay
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This Vancouver, British Columbia hostel boasts a full bar and restaurant on site and offers a ticket service desk with discounts on tickets for Vancouver Canucks games. Breakfast is provided daily. Samesun Vancouver offers shared and private rooms that include lockers. Free Wifi is provided. The daily complimentary breakfast includes coffee, tea, bagels and oats.

Samesun Vancouver Samesun Vancouver
1018 Granville Street
Heriot Bay
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Featuring a bar, restaurant, and night club on site, this hotel is located in the heart of Vancouver's entertainment district, just 2 minutes' walk away from Vogue Theatre. It offers contemporary rooms with a flat-screen cable TV and free WiFi. Each guest room at Hotel Belmont Vancouver, an Ascend Hotel Collection provides a coffee maker and ironing facilities.

A spacious conference space is available. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. On-site parking is available at a surcharge, along with a car charging station. Rogers Arena - Formerly GM place is 400 m from JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, while Canada Hockey Place is 400 m away.

This Quathiaski Cove resort offers an outdoor pool, hot tub and a variety of outdoor activities. Each room is equipped with a kitchenette and free Wi-Fi. Boasting a bay window with harbour views, each room features a flat-screen TV with cable. All en suite rooms include tea and coffee making facilities. Four covered decks complete with a seating area and BBQ facilities are available.

Whiskey Point Resort Whiskey Point Resort
725 Quathiaski Cove Road
Quadra Island
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A west coast paradise away from the crowds, April Point Resort & Spa combines natural beauty and adventure to create the ultimate vacation experience. Situated on beautiful Quadra Island, the resort lets you set your own pace. Enjoy a thrilling whale watching tour or a peaceful sunset wine and cheese cruise. Relax with a massage at the Aveda spa or enjoy a cocktail on the patio.

In Heriot Bay, our classic and cozy A-frame cabins nestled among the cedars on the beach front. With a loft, living room and patio, the cabins offer an intimate experience for couples or groups as large as eight. Pet friendly cabins. Steps away from the shoreline of Drew Harbour, the beach house offers spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom suites with sprawling decks and scenic views.
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We Wai Kai Campsite
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