Gordon River Caves – Moss & Mist Vancouver Island has a magical secret! Steeped in Nuu-chah-nulth culture dating back thousands of years, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is your gateway to the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island. The limestone was a good hint we were in the right area. Now, I have set the stage for my next adventure…. I was just wondering if the logging roads where on GPS…. Would you now anything about their location? Looks like a great trip Low water helmet camera footage from Vancouver Islands Gordon River. You are likely wearing rubber boots, leather working gloves and coveralls- a classy outfit but also super practical and fun for bushwhacking through the forest! Part of what makes caves so magical is the complete void that you become surrounded by when you are in them. ( Log Out / You will receive a link to create a new password via email. Ive been trying to find the caves, but no luck as of yet, #12 by albell on September 4, 2011 - 10:57 pm, I’ll have to look at the map again (that book-form back road maps of Van. Vancouver Island Classic…..Gordon River. The river starts close to Cowichan lake but flows southwest to Port Renfrew and the Pacific. Just a high note. I have old logging road maps and recently published back road maps, but they are not completely accurate at times (logging roads “de-activated, over grown etc). . I have a question for you, have you explored the area north and west of Port Renfrew? But eventually the ceiling of the cave lowers and you have to slither around on your tummy to move through the cave. If you're driving from Victoria of South Vancouver Island travel east to the town of Sooke. You can drive to Port Renfrew via paved roads from the Victoria and Duncan areas. WFI remained in the area eventually selling off there Timber Holdings. You will receive a link to create a new password via email. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. In 2016 he completed a Masters degree (Stirling University) in Performance Coaching with… Stephen Hunt 1,158 views. As the light from my headlamp hit these beads they twinkled like bright white stars in a night sky. Canada. Vancouver Island new listings and properies for sale updated several times a day. We were stopped by too much snow (crust and corn) and the grade. Modular and Manufactured homes offer you a cost effective alternative to conventional construction methods. Hey Sam! When you find a cave entrance you may be surprised! Camping at the Darling River campsite. Thanks for the tr6 tip. I really want to explore the sad camper creek area near PR before the rains start, if I make it I’ll do the circle route again and have another quick look for the caves. The southern trailhead is at the mouth of the Gordon River at the Pacheedaht campground near the town of Port Renfrew. You will never get first class mechanical service like this these days!!! The island, like the Sunshine Coast, has a lot of places to explore. Sad to see lake cowichan with no mills humming or smoke stacks puffing. This beautiful island is home to the largest concentration of caves in Canada, with over 1000 caves recorded and surely many more yet to be discovered. #20 by albell on November 13, 2019 - 5:14 pm. I wanna go check it out, maybe pull some good trim (if it has any) for mine. Diving in Gordon river. You have to be alert for logging trucks, there was about one every 10 minutes. Flowing from Lake Cowichan to Duncan, the Cowichan River is one of the world's best fishing spots, hands down. As you enter the hole you can crawl on your hands and knees. In Scotland, he ran the very successful Skyak Adventures with his wife, Morag. #1 by Laston Lastof on March 27, 2011 - 11:41 am. cheers. In Canada. I was always amazed at the mountain range of bark chips at the western end. My wife and I got rescued by some loggers early on a Monday morning, late eighties or early nineties ( can’t recall exactly ) when we got three flats and only two spares on a trip exploring the new road being pushed into carmanah. Victoria Peak, Vancouver Island's second largest mountain at 7200 feet is the headwaters of the White river… The guys took me and two tires to the workshop at cayacuse and had them fixed. You think there is no where left to explore, until you look up. provide spots for surfing. Gordon River, Vancouver Island, The Gordon River runs from north to south from near Lake Cowichan to Port San Juan just north of Port Renfrew on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island. 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