The Richter family has owned, operated, and lived at Blind Channel since 1970. In that time, Blind Channel Resort has gained a reputation for delicious food, creative artwork, and outstanding customer service.
Blind Channel Resort is a full service marina resort on West Thurlow Island on Canada’s Pacific Coast, located just north of Desolation Sound, en route for boaters heading to and from Alaska and the Broughton Archipelago and salmon heading to their streams, or, more precisely 50 24. 82 N, 125 30. 00 W.
Edgar and his wife, Annemarie Richter, originally found the property for sale while cruising the coast in a 30 foot homemade boat that Edgar built. After much deliberation, they decided to sell their comfortable home in East Vancouver and move their family to remote West Thurlow Island. There were a few tumbledown shacks on the property and very little in the way of creature comforts. However, Edgar was a skilled designer and an experienced builder, and he had a vision. It took two years just to clean the place up, and then the family started to build. Annemarie was a prolific artist, and she left her mark on everything. “I builds things and Annemarie makes them beautiful”, Edgar once said. Their combination of talents have inspired generations of boaters.
Edgar and Annemarie brought three of their four children to Blind Channel with them, aged 10 to 20, as well as Annemarie’s parents who were already in retirement and living with them in Vancouver. Edgar and Annemarie’s son Phil decided to make Blind Channel his permanent home, and he and his wife Jennifer eventually became partners in the business. Phil and Jennifer raised two sons, Eliot and William, at Blind Channel putting them through correspondence education for many years. Phil and Jennifer’s eldest son, Eliot and his wife, Laura have recently become partners in the business and now have two children of their own, Jonah and Charlotte.
There are currently 4 generations of the Richter family living at Blind Channel, and they continue to work as hard as ever to share this beautiful part of the coast with you.