“The head of Princess Louisa Inlet is one of the most lovely, outstanding, spectacular beauty spots in the world. It is Yosemite Valley, the Fjords of Norway and many other places all wrought into the background of our conifer forests of the Pacific Northwest.”
– James F. MacDonald, Princess Louisa Society
In July, we announced that you voted Princess Louisa Inlet as one of BC’s top-five boating destinations. You now have the opportunity to ensure it remains a premier destination for generations to come.
Three large lots in Princess Louisa Inlet are for sale and now have an uncertain future. The BC Parks Foundation has secured an exclusive Purchase and Sale Agreement with the vendor. Their goal is to raise $3 million to buy this pristine land so they can hand it over to BC Parks for conversion into a Class A Provincial Park and protect it, forever.
As of this article’s publication, the Foundation has raised over $2.7 million. Because of the incredible response, they will be notifying the vendor that they will complete the deal by August 28th . They have two more weeks to fill the seven per cent gap. The finish line is within arms reach.
The area, aptly referred to as “Yosemite of the North”, has sheer granite cliffs that stretch even taller than those of Yosemite and hosts North America’s tallest waterfall. The scenery has been cherished by those who have stayed there since its first visitors millennia ago. The Shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation call Princess Louisa Inlet Suivoolot, which means “sunny and warm”.
For now, the majority of this only accessible by boat. It is roadless, undeveloped and pristine land that remains unprotected. The current park only protects the head on the north-west side. The rest of the inlet is vulnerable to industry and development.
All British Columbians have the opportunity to protect one of the Pacific Northwest’s most breathtaking destinations. We invite you to do your part to create a legacy in BC – every donation, regardless of the size, will help to make a difference.
Princess Louisa has a uniqueness and awe-inspiring landscape that is hard to put into words. This area deserves protection.
You can support Princess Louisa by sharing this blog, spreading the word and donating today.