Done the passage many times over the past 20 years. A lot of motoring along long narrow channels with at times crap loads of traffic in the summer fishing
season, is usually the norm. On the North Coast of BC winds are predominately from the South in wet weather
from the north in sunny weather. Outside passage is more beautiful and being more open more chance of better Sailing winds. Hecate Strait is a shallow sea with dangerous access from the mainland side.
BC is far more remote
than the Pan handle. Alaskan Infrastructure has made it much more civilized, than BC. Always keep your tanks
as full as possible in BC. Anyway if you need specific information I can supply. At the moment it is still cold and snowy on the BC North Coast.