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Once upon a time, there was a small island in the Pacific, just off the North West coast of Canada, not much farther than a stone's throw away from Alaska.

Digby Island is still here today, and the tiny community of Dodge Cove is tucked safely away in one of its folds, finding protection there from the often treacherously wild waters of the Prince Rupert Harbour.

Highway 16, traversing northern British Columbia, finds its near conclusion here (it ends on the Queen Charlotte Islands), but don't expect to drive your car on it, for it wends its way through the community in the form of a narrow gravelled path. The wheelbarrow is the vehicle of choice and is used to transport groceries and other necessities of life from the small picturesque harbour to the thirty-odd homes, as there are no stores of any description on the island.

On any given day bald eagles easily outnumber the human inhabitants, for the surrounding ocean hereabouts teems with aquatic life. Understandably, the hamlet finds its origin in fishing as well as boat building, and those origins date back many hundreds of years, as evidenced by the many remnants of native settlements.

Whether by the haunting rain-forest-feel of the place, the snowcapped mountains, or the solitude, the place is blessed with a smattering of artisans and artists, silver and gold jewellery and paintings have found homes in places far away. Other artisan products include batik dyed fabrics and handmade quilts, but we also can design a professional web page for you at a price to beat all others.

The Dodge Cove Arts Guild has recently taken shape in an effort to unveil some of these well-kept secrets and we invite you to tour this web site at your leisure and perhaps one day soon you will even pay us a personal visit. Friendly accommodations can be arranged at a reasonable price, as can wildlife and whale-watching tours as well as deep-sea fishing expeditions (at certain times of the year).

Feel free to contact us for more information.

 

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