SEYMOUR NARROWS (British Columbia)
Sailing through the Seymour Narrows is an exciting adventure. This five
kilometer long passage is notorious for strong, turbulent tidal currents that
can reach speeds of 15 knots and have dangerous conditions such as whirlpools
and overfalls. For most of its length, the channel is only about 750 m wide.
Captain George Vancouver, an English officer of the Royal Navy who explored this region of
the northwestern North America Pacific Coast during his 1791–95 expedition,
described the Seymour Narrows as "one of the vilest stretches of water in