Catherine Taron
Vancouver Island Visual Artist

Toquaht Bay Memory

9" x 12" original watercolour on 74# Yupo synthetic paper (SOLD)

This impressionistic painting was conceived from my many memories of having lived in Ucluelet during the 1960s to 1990. Part of living there was exploring many of the more remote areas and beaches, accessible only by boat or logging roads. To get to Toquaht Bay (known also as Toquart Bay), access was and still is a rough gravel logging road, off Highway 4 at Kennedy Lake.

Toquaht Bay is within the Toquaht First Nation's Maa-nulth treaty lands. The area, which now includes a campground and marina, is managed by the Toquaht Nation. It offers a sandy beach from which to launch kayaks into the larger Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.