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Refuge Cove, B.C., is a year-round community in the heart of the Desolation Sound area of the Inside Passage. It serves as a centrally located supply stop for boaters travelling in or near Desolation Sound, offering a wide range of services including moorage, fuel, groceries, ice, showers, laundry, espresso, and other supplies. Most of the services are seasonal, operating from June through September. During the rest of the year, the general store and fuel docks are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Refuge Cove is home to about twenty families during the warm summer months. Hundreds of boaters stop here daily during the summer, relaxing and provisioning for their Desolation Sound adventures. During the colder seasons, the population hovers around 12 residents. Refuge Cove is located about 150 kilometers northwest of Vancouver, between Vancouver Island and the mainland at the north end of the Strait of Georgia. The two ways to arrive directly in Refuge Cove are by boat and by float plane. Visitors travelling by car can take BC Ferries from Vancouver or Victoria to Powell River, and drive the short distance northward to Lund. From there, a private boat or the Lund Water Taxi can take visitors the rest of the way to Refuge Cove, about 13 miles.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Refuge Cove, Canada. Explore Refuge Cove travel guide before you plan your trip here. Refuge Cove is located at a short trip away from Vancouver a major city in Canada. Vancouver, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver Lookout. Popular vacation packages of Refuge Cove are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Refuge Cove*

  • Refuge Cove: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Refuge Cove for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Refuge Cove.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Refuge Cove - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 73.7 (High)
    • Climate Index 5.22 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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