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Lanz and Cox Islands are accessible by boat only. Cox Island lies approximately 6 nautical miles off the tip of Cape Scott on the northwest tip of Vancouver Island. Lanz Island sits less than half a nautical mile further west. Only extremely experienced boaters should consider visiting these islands. Boaters can reference marine chart #3625 (Scott Islands) for more information on this area. Lanz and Cox Islands are part of the Scott Islands chain, however the outer three islands are provincial Ecological Reserves and public access is prohibited. Nearby communities include Port Hardy and Winter Harbour.