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About us:

Our story in the Broughtons started with a job interview...
When Max was hired to teach at the remote one room school in Echo Bay, he flew out to meet the students and parents. He recalls how he fell in love with the Broughtons when the helicopter pilot had to swerve for an eagle. Max taught at the school for a number of years. We left to manage the Scott Cove salmon hatchery, a project largely run by volunteers. The aim of the hatchery is to enhance the salmon runs in areas which have been damaged by logging. During the five years we managed the hatchery we outplanted almost one million Coho fry.

Our family of two had grown to four and we were bursting out of our small floathouse. In August of 1995 we towed that floathouse to an empty Kwatsi Bay with the hope of building a larger house on shore. Since then we have slowly built a house, marina, store and cabin.

Our children are fifteen and eighteen years old right now. They have grown up with bears, mink and otters as their neighbours. We feel that our love for Kwatsi Bay is best expressed by caring for it in the best way we can. Our hope is that you will also fall in love with the towering granite walls, the many waterfalls and the quiet of Kwatsi Bay.





Max: Max is the head of systems engineering and operations in Kwatsi Bay. His hands have built the buildings, electrical, water and communication systems. Max is determined to live in an environmentally sensitive way. This is why we have solar power and composting toilets. In the past, Max skippered a crew boat in the Broughtons. He is happy to share his knowledge of the area with any visitor.

Photo Credit: Ann Fenje


Photo Credit: Ann Fenje

Anca: Anca grew up sailing. She and Max owned a sailboat in which they gunkholed throughout the Broughton Archipelago. Her enthusiasm for the area is infectious!
Marieke: Marieke is eighteen years old. She is in her last year of highschool in Port McNeill. Marieke is passionate about social causes such as advocating for youth services in her community. She works and volunteers to support programming for children and teenagers.

Russell: Russell is fifteen years old. He is our resident music and audio expert. If he isn't listening to or playing music, you can find him paddling around the bay in his kayak.
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