Details for Backeddy Resort and Marina

Backeddy Resort and Marina

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Average rating 3.8 stars from 15 reviews

Address 16660 Backeddy Road
Egmont, BC V0N 1N0


After hours contact

In summer, try the pub phone 604-883-3614.

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info:


Backeddy's Marina is located opposite the Sutton Islets. Watch the current as it can be strong (see Sechelt Rapid's Current table for an idea of time). Dock crew are generally onhand to assist, especially during summer months. Note that the name of the marina is a big hint - it's on the BACK EDDY, so the current is often going the opposite way you would think. Approach slowly and see what's happening.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: All marina and accommodation services are year round. The pub and restaurant closes for winter.


There are serious currents here, can exceed 4 knots at times. Drifting logs and other materials may be a danger. Call ahead if there's current, and someone will meet you at the docks to help tie up.





Tide & current additional info

The marina is on the back eddy of the Narrows, so the current can run in the opposite direction that you would think. Check it before you approach the dock.


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $4.92/ft (2017-09-14)

Other price info: Price exclusive of 5% GST.
Seasonal Rates apply
Oct 15 - Apr 30 is $0.90 per foot per night.
May 1 - May 31 and Sept 15 - Oct 14 are $1.20 per foot per night.
June 1 - Sept 14 is $1.50 per foot per night.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Also 15 amp.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - On the docks.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas price$1.79/gal (2017-09-14)

Other price info: Prices include all taxes.

Diesel price$1.44/gal (2017-09-14)

Other price info: Prices include all taxes.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Yes - Tours: Sunshine Coast Tours,
Water Taxi : High Tide Tours,

Both operate from Backeddy's Marina.

Pump out















Yes - Restaurant and Pub, both serve '100 Mile Diet' inspired food and great craft beers. Both Open from April - November.


Yes - Decent pub.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Inn and cabins available. Also camping.

Repair capabilities

Yes - On Call Mechanic.

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Yes - Daily parking and trailer storage available for a fee.

Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - No cell reception in Egmont. WiFi is available on the dock and in the pub.

Boat ramp availability



Other services

Dive air is available. There is a liquor store and kayak rentals.


Walking distance to Skookumchuck (Sechelt) Narrow, Egmont Heritage Center and Waugh Lake.

Reviews for Backeddy Resort and Marina
a fine place to spend a night, 2017-09-07
Captain: , Shileshole, WA (150)

A very basic marina with friendly staff. The docks are older and there is no breakwater, so you get waked by passing boaters, wakes were not an issue at night. We enjoyed the pub and used the laundry. Garbage acceped for a few, plenty of fresh water. A short dinghy ride to town and the general store. From the store to the rapids its a mile walk at a brisk pace.

Good stopover, 2017-05-31
Captain: , Pender Harbour, BC (421)

Docks are average, 30 Amp shorepower available, but bring a long cord if you can't get close to the power box! Wi-Fi is free ... unfotunately, you get what you pay for, it was pretty 'iffy".
On the good side, the pub is great, right at the head of the dock, with good food and wonderful staff. I see some renovations happening, with a new sundeck off the pub. Kayak and paddleboard rentals are available, but beware the currents, can be 10 knots when the 'Skookumchuck' is running.

Great Destination, 2016-09-04
Captain: , Seattle (60)

Stayed a night on the way back from Princess Louisa to see the rapids. The staff was super helpful and squeezed us into a tight spot at the last minute. The hike to the rapids at max flood is definitely worth doing, as is a stop at the bakery on the way. Dinner in the pub beat expectations and, again, the service was excellent. Negatives: No cell coverage so we had to rely solely on wifi which was pretty slow and there's only 15 amp power on the docks so we declined power. Regardless, we'll definitely be back.

Get gas and rest., 2016-06-17
Captain: , Portland (445)

We stopped here on our way to Princess Louisa. It was an easy run up from Vancouver, we arrived early enough to walk to Skoocumchuck Narrows. The next day was an easy run to Malibu Rapids. Coming back we stayed at Pendour Harbor, another easy run.

good pub, OK moorage., 2014-06-19
Captain: , Whidbey Island, WA (191)

We were happy with the pub, good food very friendly and helpful staff. The moorage left a little to be desired. We had three boats in our party...all were boarded by raccoons overnight. They somehow pushed up the zipped canvas and unlatched one of our coolers. When I looked out a 1:45am to see what was going on they were not too disturbed. Looked right back at me but finally hopped up on the spashwell and out under the canvas, they came back at 3AM., they made a great mess in another boat and simply ran around in the cockpit of the third. Not a crisis but not much fun either. We were on the inside of the breakwater and and still had quite a bit of wave action. Won't be high on our "go back to list."

Very friendly and welcoming, 2013-09-07
Captain: , Cruising (3535)

The facilities are a bit older looking, but you can't beat the hospitality and friendliness of this place. It's a nice stop, a pretty and quiet area, and the restaurant is pretty good.
Do not miss a hike to view Skookumchuck Rapids at max flow, and if you can hire the water taxi to take you into the rapids at max - not expensive and WELL worth it!

The good people you meet on a voyage make it memorable., 2011-08-29
Captain: , Anacortes (10)

Peter and his staff will go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Peter took the morning out of his busy Friday to drive me to the closest medical clinic (a minor medical emergency), which was 30 minutes away. Not only did he drive me to the clinic but waited while I saw the doctor. Two hours later Peter drove me to the nearest pharmacy to fill a prescription. Not many people would do this for a total stranger. His staff was helpful; the food at the pub was delicious , one of the best hamburgers and fries we%u2019ve found anywhere. The walking and hiking trails surrounding the marine were a great off the boat diversion. Highly recommend a stay.
Dee Kobervig

A very friendly spot, 2011-07-31
Captain: , Sidney BC (582)

What this place lacks in refinement it more than makes up for in the greeat people who run the place and the wonderful attitude of the staff. It is a great place to tie up (even with the currents, the staff are there to help you unlike many other facitlites. They work hard and really are there to please you. We throughly enjoyed our stop here on the way into and our of Princess Louisa. Peter the owner is especially pleasant and honest to deal with. We walked over to the public dock and Bathgates store and all I can say is the words of the other captain's review are right on. A very unfriendly place to deal with.
Nice hike to the rapids takes about 2 to 2.5 hours round trip on a pretty good and fairly easy trail from Backeddy

The name says it all, 2011-06-25
Captain: , Friday Harbor, WA (490)

This must be a real Backeddy. The current flows hard, but I found it flows FLOOD direction all the time..even on an ebb. Seems to flow hardest at the docks when the main flow, ebb or flood is the slowest. We watched a 100 footer try to dock at what they though was slack or close to it and have to turn and come into to current because they couldn't get to the dock.

People are at the wilderness lodge next door..great view

Great people and good service, 2011-02-22
Captain: , Cowiche, WA (350)

Stayed here on our way to Princess Louisa 8-3-10. Fastest laundry on the coast! Currents and wakes can make the outer tie ups very interesting. A great place to venture out to see Skookumchuck Rapids. Nice hike and a wonderful bakery at the head of the trail.

Very nice people and great food, 2010-06-04
Captain: , vancouver (238)

We stayed there in June 2009 on the way up to Princess Louisa. The current is a definite challenge but is very predictable. It takes some definite vectoring in. Once settled in, the floating docks are flexible and make for a unique experience of sitting in the flow.
The facility is really neat with fantastic wildlife and beautiful views to the North of the inlets.
The pub is excellent, the more so when you realize how remote it is. The food was great and imaginative, the beer selection wa fantastic, and the staff were interested.
Fuel is reasonably priced for a remote facility.
The facility is in good condition and the docks are solid.

Backeddy vs. Egmont, 2010-03-13
Captain: , Blakely Island, WA (372)

We stayed at the public wharf in Egmont which is a well protected and well maintend dock. The Egmont store and marina'motel is right at the beginning of the pier. They have a good selection of supplies. Very unfriendly people in the store and lot's of signs saying you can't do this or that. We didn't like it there. Went to the Backeddy for a boat tour of Skookumchuck (which was absolutely great by the way), and had dinner at the restaurant. The difference in atmosphere was amazing. Friendly, outgoing people, good food, etc. We would stay at the Backeddy when we go back. Strong currents flow thru the marina, slack would be a good time to arrive if in a sailboat.

Nice Pub, 2009-08-15
Captain: , Anacortes, WA (147)

On our last cruise to Princess Louisa we stayed at the public docks on the way up and at Backstreet on the way back. The store next to the public docks is limited but still has much more than what is available at the Backeddy. On the other hand, the Backeddy Pub is nice. I was able to get reliable WiFi at both the Backeddy dock and at specific tables in the Pub itself. The showers and bathroom were funky but usable.

The biggest negative of the Backeddy was there were dozens of people camped in the parking lot, most of whom spent the day fishing from the unoccupied spaces on the dock. We had to pick our way around people and gear to get to and from the boat, and I did not feel as secure with all the non-boaters on the dock.

Preferred Spot in Egmont, 2009-03-23
Captain: , Mercer Island, WA (120)

I stayed one night at the Public Dock and one night here. Management was wonderful at the Backeddy, and they offer potable water which is not available at the other marina. Longer walk to watch Skookumchuck Rapids, however, but a shorter walk to the Malibu Camp jumping off point which is where Kenmore Air flies out of. I found the internet to be fairly unreliable but free.

Backeddy marina and pub, 2009-03-12
Captain: , Olympia (308)

Pleasant pub, scary currents at docks. Not as protected at the public marina about a half a mile east. Public dock is closer to a "better" source of supplies.

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