Channel Rock is a 140 acre forest preserve on Cortes Island, BC within the traditional territory of the Klahoose First Nation. The land is located on the western shores of Cortes Island along the Uganda Pass, directly across from Shark Spit on Marina Island. From our beaches you look to the mountains of Vancouver Island; from the bluffs you can see the snowy peaks of the mainland Coast Range.
Channel Rock is the old homestead of Gilean Douglas, who was born in 1900 and lived to be 93 years old. She wrote seven poetry books and two memoirs, Silence is My Homeland and The Protected Place. The Protected Place is about her life on her 140-acre homestead on Cortes Island, where she was employed as an Environment Canada weather observer and a Search and Rescue agent. For the last 40 years of her life she lived at Channel Rock where she wrote, gardened and worked for many community organizations.