Princess Louisa Inlet Provincial Marine Park
Called Suivoolot (Sunny and Warm) by the Sechelt Nation Natives
We felt that sunny warmth today.
Princess Louisa Inlet and Provincial Marine Park was created in June 24, 1965. Sitting on the other side of Jervis Inlet with Malibu Rapids acting as the dividing point, the park is a 5-mile long spectacular fjord. The park is urrounded with 3,000 foot high, waterfall littered, snow-tipped mountains. The inlet boasts about a 1,000-feet of water depth and measures no more than a half-mile wide. At the end of Princess Louisa Inlet is the equally stunning 120-foot tall Chatterbox Falls.
The Princess Louisa Inlet and Provincial Marine Park is only accessible by boat or plane, there are no public roads. The only access a boat has is through the Straight of Georgia by way of Jervis Inlet and finally the terrifying Malibu Rapids.
Boaters consider Princess Louisa Inlet to be the Holy Grail of cruising!
After making our way uneventfully through Malibu Rapids, we slowly cruised the length of the inlet in relative silence. We glided through the tranquil waters by the granit-walled, glacier-cut gorge in complete awe of the phenomenal sights being presented to us. Surrounding us were tall cliffs, snow capped peaks, mirror-like water and something intangible that is hard to describe.
Glaciers carved the now standing, 7,000-foot, almost completely enclosed granite-walled fiord. Much like a placid mountain lake, but with constantly changing tides. There are no currents except at Malibu Rapids
Our first sighting of Chatterbox Falls (below) took our breaths away. Since it had been raining a lot in this area, the mountains sported waterfalls everywhere it seemed, but none could compare with the famous Chatterbox Falls.