Provisions/Fuel - Preliminary notes
Gibsons: (from Waggoner) A store on the main street carries an excelent produce selection, but is not a supermarket. Will need a ride to the nearest supermarket (Super Valu). Gibsons Marina has showers and laundromat. Gibsons Landing Harbour Authority nearby, but has limited guest moorage. Fuel at Hyak Marine fuel dock. map, p. 186 Waggoner
Secret Cove. Full service marina with liquor agency, restaurant, store with groceries, block and cube ice, fishing licenses and tackle. Reservations requested. See ad p. 190
Pender Harbour Public Warf. According to Waggoner, if you want to reprovision, this is where you'll do it. Docks close to two grocery stores.
Squirrel Cove. Squirrel Cove General Store is a good provisioning stop. Groceries, charts, books, liquor and post office. The public wharf has garbage drop (charge assessed). Squirrel Cove General Store now has an ATM. Most debit and credit cards are accepted for a small fee.
Gorge Harbour Marina Resort. Laundry, no-time-limit showers, well-stocked convenience store and complete, well-stocked liquor agency.
Heriot Bay. Public dock, supermarket, garbage disposal. Quadra Island Market is the best-stocked grocery store in Desolation Sound.
Campbell River. Complete facilities.
Refuge Cove General Store. Guest moorage available along 2000 feet of dock space. Laundry available. Most popular resupply port in the heart of Desolation Sound. Garbage barge. Ad on p. 224. Crowded. Early morning and late afternoon access to dock recommended.