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Sandy beach
No
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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While commonly known as a fishing spot, Sangster Island of the southern tip of Lasqueti is a lovely spot for those kayak touring or boating through the area. The island itself is uninhabited with a small abondoned cabin in the middle that is hidden behind thick salal that makes gaining entry to the interior nearly impossible. But that's fine. The island has two seal colonies that mingle along the beaches, and that offer excellent wildlife viewings. The sandstone geography of the island, uniquely different to the nearby Lasqueti, has created an expanse of tide pools on the northeastern parts of the island. 

The one big adventure to the south is the steep face that guards the south. On a high tide it is possible to walk, scramble and boulder your way along the increasingly narrow edges of the cliff face. The hardest section peaks at V2 or V3 in bouldering grades. But it is easy to hop in the warm waters, and swim to the many easy exits along the shore and back onto the traverse. It takes about two leisurely hours for a moderately sized group to make its way around the island.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Beautiful beach. Seals, eagles, and more. Coasteering is on mostly juggy sandstone with a few technical moves.

Cons

Boat-only access. Lots of fishing traffic.

Pets allowed

Yes, with restrictions

Address

BC
Canada

Features

Fishing
Bird watching
Tide pools
Wildlife
Whale watching
Lighthouse
Cave
Geologically significant

Location

Field Guide

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