Two new mooring buoys have been installed in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve in the vicinity of D’Arcy Island which lies between Sidney and Victoria in Haro Strait.
Once a leper colony one hundred years ago – it now invites visitors ashore to explore its interesting but sad past. These mooring buoys will enhance access as the anchoring is difficult due to rocks and kelp with tidal currents and winds complicating matters. Day visitors may tie up free of charge while visiting.
The BC Marine Parks Forever Society (MPFS) has funded this project which has been fulfilled by Parks Canada. MPFS has existed for 30 years and has contributed to the acquisition of desirable anchorages that have expanded the wonderful system of marine parks in BC that we enjoy today. Additionally, MPFS has enhanced environmental protection and improved safety by installing stern tie pins in many Salish Sea anchorages.
Visitors to Gulf Islands National Park Reserve can get information at www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/gulf/