West Coast


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    Finding Adventure on Cortes Island

    It’s hard to explain the serenity of this coastal island that hasn’t already been explained before. What can be said, however, is Cortes’ low population, untouched nature, and remote location offers the exact criteria adventurous boaters crave... Read more

    Oct 8, 2022

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    Mankaran Cheema

    Stay Extra Alert with AIS Tech

    There’s nothing more enjoyable than cruising on a warm, bright summer day with family or friends, whether you’re taking a casual spin around a bay or enjoying a week-long trip to one of the many destinations along the BC Coast... Read more

    Oct 5, 2022

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    Cowichan Bay Fishermen's Wharf Association

    Cowichan Bay: A Rural Boating Paradise

    We like to emphasize how easy it is to access the many scenic areas of Canada’s BC Coast, providing opportunities to enjoy new experiences every season. While you can plan to navigate a multi-week trip, which is strongly encouraged,  it’s not... Read more

    Oct 2, 2022

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    Edgar Bullon

    The Marinas of Salt Spring and Pender

    The Southern Gulf Islands region consists of a maze of straits, passes, inlets and channels that flow seamlessly around scattered islands, providing great boating destinations throughout the summer. It’s hard to visit this area without at least... Read more

    Sep 29, 2022

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    Training Days

    Although expansions are underway at some of the busiest ports on the West Coast and commercial shipping companies are reporting banner years, the maritime industry in Canada and the U.S. is experiencing a labour shortage, resulting in a number of... Read more

    Sep 26, 2022

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    Galiano Island Chamber of Commerce

    The Best Ways to Experience Galiano

    Galiano is one of the first islands to appear on marine navigation screens when cruising southwest from the mainland of BC. It may not have the landmass of neighbouring Salt Spring or the expansive shores of Vancouver Island, but it’s an enticing... Read more

    Sep 20, 2022

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    Rachael Merrett

    Sharing the Water with Endangered Orcas

    Resident orcas continue to decline in numbers, prompting changes to boating regulations throughout British Columbia and Washington State in efforts to reduce vessel noise and disturbance, which is detrimental to the population’s survival... Read more

    Sep 9, 2022

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