Inside the US there are Coast Pilots, for the rest of the world there are Sailing Directions. These are detailed books
produced by the US government
describing bays, harbors, etc. for ships. It shows charts
needed and so on.
BC Pub. 154 can be downloaded free here:
I also uploaded the pdf if it worked...
Also, Ocean Cruise
Guides. Yacht type, lots of pictures, covers many smaller anchorages
. I believe there are two. One for the inside to Alaska
and another for the outside of Vancouver Island. I know they are on Amazon.