Float plane arrives at Boat Basin


Boat Basin is situated at the head of Hesquiat Harbour on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, within Clayoquot Sound, 55 kilometres (33 miles) northwest of the village of Tofino, and 35 kilometres (22 miles) south-southwest of Gold River.

The Temperate Rainforest Field Study Centre and Cougar Annie's Garden are only accessible by float plane or very occassionally by boat.

All travel to Boat Basin and Cougar Annie's Garden must be pre-arranged through the foundation's volunteer board of directors. Visiting priority is given to member's of Cougar Annie's Garden Club: a network of Boat Basin Foundation volunteers and donors.

West Coast Vancouver Island, Clayoquot Sound
Hesquiat Harbour
Sketch of Hesquiat Harbour
Aerial view of the garden, Rae Lake and Boat Basin