systems. The name Inside Passage is also used to refer to the ocean and islands around the passage.
Alexander Archipelagoprovides some protection from the Pacific Oceanweather, much of the area experiences strong semi- diurnal tideswhich can create extreme unit_ft|30|0 differences between high and low tide, so careful piloting is necessary in many places in order to not collide with underwater obstructions.
The Inside Passage is also sometimes referred to as the Inland Passage which is in turn a reference to early explorers' quest to locate the
Northwest Passagebetween the Pacific Oceanand the Atlantic Ocean.
The Alaskan portion of the Inside Passage, in the north, extends convert|500|mi|km from north to south and convert|100|mi|km from east to west. The area encompasses 1,000 islands, convert|15000|mi|km of shoreline and thousands of coves and bays.
British Columbia's southern portion of the route is of similar extent, with up to convert|25000|mi|km of coastline, and includes the narrow, protected Strait of Georgiabetween Vancouver Islandand the B.C. mainland, the Johnstone and Queen Charlotte Straits between Vancouver Islandand the mainland, as well as a short stretch along the wider and more exposed Hecate Straitnear the Queen Charlotte Islands, though from Fitz Hugh Sound northwards the route is sheltered via the various large islands in that area such as Princess Royal Islandand Pitt Island.
The Inside Passage is a destination for kayakers and canoeists from all over the world. Each year groups and individuals paddle along the fjords from
British Columbiato Glacier Bayin Alaska.
British Columbia Coast
Alaska Marine Highway
*MV "Queen of the North"
Washington State Ferries
* [http://www.alaskainfo.org/CMS/index.php Tourist information on Alaska's Inside Passage]
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