Zeballos Inlet, Vancouver Island
Zeballos Inlet is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island. At the head of Zeballos Inlet you will find the town of Zeballos which was once one of Vancouver Island’s major gold producing areas, with over 1500 residents, Zeballos is now a small community of about 200 residents.
I lived and worked in Zeballos in the 70s and there were over 500 people there then, both transient loggers and residents. We even had a small theater where they showed movies in those days. It still is a very nice little community.
There is a small summer run of steelhead along with coho and chinook in the fall in the inlet. You can catch some very nice resident cutthroat in the various streams and rivers that flow into the inlet. The winter runs of steelhead is at this time closed to fishing.
Zeballos is a great put in for kayaks for those who are looking to explore the area from the water, personally, l think its the best way to see it. You will have a great chance to see whales, sea lions, seals, otters, dolphins and other kinds of creatures. Look along the shores and you could see black bears, wolves, deer or elk and the bird life is incredible.