Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Heriot Bay Inn and Marina

Heading up Lewis Channel on the way to Quadra Island.
Even people who live off the grid like to have a vacation on the grid. Last weekend we treated ourselves to a short holiday at one of our favourite places, the Heriot Bay Inn and Marina on nearby Quadra Island.

Rounding the north side of Cortes Island.
We went by boat from Powell River. There are several routes, but we chose the scenic one via Desolation Sound and the north side of Cortes Island.

BC Ferry leaving for Cortes Island.
If you aren't travelling by boat, you can reach Quadra Island by car via BC Ferries from Campbell River on Vancouver Island.

Heriot Bay is on the eastern side of Quadra. The original inn was built in about 1895, rebuilt in 1912 and updated since.

We chose to stay in the marina with our Bayliner 2452. They have diesel and gas, and offer slips for boats large and small.

Our Bayliner (the small one) at the Heriot Bay Marina on the second dock.

There's also a dinghy dock for people from the nearby anchorage at Rebecca Spit to tie up. Call ahead for a reservation or check in on Channel 66a to get a spot. Amenities include water, showers, laundry, Internet, and some power hookups. The village grocery store is within walking distance for re-stocking.

Getting to the Inn from the Marina.

Other accomodations options include rooms in the inn, suites and cabins, or oceanside tent and RV campground spots.

The Heriot Bay Inn.

We love to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Inn's Heron restaurant. There is inside seating, but we love the outside deck with marina and ocean views. There's also a pub for music, watching games on TV, or dancing.

Dining on the deck at the Heron Restaurant.

The Heriot Bay Inn and Marina are open all year long. Travelling in winter or shoulder seasons offer a substantial discount, but with such reasonable prices coming during the summer is your best bet.

Heriot Bay Inn and Marina
1 (888) 605-4545
(250) 285-3322
Marine Channel 66a
673 Hotel Road, Heriot Bay, BC V0P 1H0

Have you been to the Heriot Bay Inn or Marina? How was your stay? -- Margy

13 comments:

  1. Looks like a very neat place to visit and enjoy.
    You guys are living life to the fullest---powerful!
    MB

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    1. We sure try. This is one of our favourite spots for a meal and a night sort of on the grid. - Margy

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  2. How lovely! I love my long walks in nature and in nature parks and your photos here remind me of them. Beautiful place!

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    1. Thanks so much. We love living so close to nature. - Margy

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  3. We fished for Salmon and bottom fish the Makah fish for all fish for Halibut too.
    MB

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    1. They've been getting a few halibut around Powell River this year. I've caught little flounder here, but nothing as big as a halibut. - Margy

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  4. I am so pleased to have recently found you. I am sure you are going to be a wealth of information for us newbies to Powell River.

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    1. Welcome to Powell River. Glad you found the blog. If you ever have a question, just leave a comment or send and email through the link in my profile. - Margy

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  5. Do you stay there all weekend or do you rent a car and go see some sights while you are there? The pub sounds nice since there is entertainment.

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    1. We've walked a bit around the area, but have never rented a car. Not sure you could even do that on the island. We have also crossed over from Campbell River on the east side, but have never driven through the middle of the island. - Margy

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  6. I haven't visited this side so it's great to see your photo's and read all your info. It looks a fantastic place to visit.
    Thanks for sharing :D

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    1. Lots of people come here for holidays. We hear lots of different languages around the dock and in the hotel. - Margy

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  7. We have the same thing: we take scenic routes, but on land!
    It isn't summer if you cannot eat outdoors!!!

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