Seymour Narrows

SEYMOUR NARROWS, a narrowing of DISCOVERY PASSAGE, lies between VANCOUVER and QUADRA islands 11 km north of CAMPBELL RIVER, along the major navigation route through the INSIDE PASSAGE. Over the years RIPPLE ROCK was a dangerous obstacle in the channel until it was removed by explosives in 1958, but the Narrows remains a treacherous stretch of water: currents sometimes exceed 10 knots. It is named for Sir G.F. Seymour, commander of the British navy in the Pacific from 1844 to 1848.

If you are already registered on KnowBC, login now to get access to the full article.

You may already have access to KnowBC through your school, university or library.

If you do not already have access to KnowBC, you can subscribe.