You're going 'uphill' and will be bashing most of the way along one of the most dangerous coastlines. As to your question - I live in the PNW and cruise
here extensively. In BC, assume All mooring
buoys are private except those in marine
parks. You are not allowed to moor onto private buoys. Many private mooring buoys are unsafe and I've found that most marine
park ones are fine. Nonetheless, I never use mooring buoys and trust my anchor and anchoring
technique. So far, I've never dragged and always sleep well. Be safe.