The Broughton Archipelago on the edge of Queen Charlotte Sound lies in a dramatic setting between the mainland of British Columbia and the north end of Vancouver Island. Most of the islands in the group are uninhabited and protected within the boundaries of Broughton Archipelago Marine Park. Campsites are available throughout. Whales and porpoises are frequently seen and birdlife is abundant. There is an abandoned First Nations village with ruined houses and downed totems on Village Island. Echo Bay Marina offers ice cream, chips and a weekly barbecue dinner but little in the way of resupply, and nearby Billy Proctor’s Museum is a must-see for local color. Bruce McMorran of Paddler’s Inn in Echo Bay operates a water taxi out of Telegraph Cove and can carry up to eight kayakers to destinations within the Broughtons, or it is possible to do the 3-mile crossing of Johnston Strait.