West Coast


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    Perry and Cindy Mack

    Helly Hansen Crew Mid-layer Jacket

    Helly Hansen describes this jacket as a coastal sailing and marine lifestyle jacket, but what they really mean is that when the weather gets wet, damp and breezy, put it on. The Crew 2.0 is uses Helly Tech Protection, to create a fully waterproof... Read more

    May 16, 2024


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    Perry and Cindy Mack

    LaCrosse Alpha Deck Boots

    We live in an orchard on the west coast of Canada. Spring and fall are wet grass and mud in the fields and forests; summers are spent boating on the lakes and ocean; and in winter we wade through the wet slush covering city roads and sidewalks... Read more

    May 14, 2024


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    Photo courtesy Mosquito Creek Marina

    Maintaining a Cleaner, Greener Environment

    From available resources through Environment Canada to Georgia Strait Alliance’s Clean Marine BC Green Boating Program, preserving the waterways throughout British Columbia is an ongoing, successful effort. As a result, owners of marinas, remote... Read more

    Aug 25, 2023

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    Cowichan Bay and Beyond

    A boating trip in Cowichan Bay is exciting. Located along the shores of southern Vancouver Island and about a 60-minute drive north of Victoria in the Cowichan Valley, this coastal community is easy to access for cruisers navigating the Southern... Read more

    Aug 19, 2023

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    Spacewalk iStockPhoto

    Salt Spring Island: A True Gulf Coast Boating Destination

    Cruising the Southern Gulf Islands feels like you’re a world away with its wide open spaces and waterside communities. While Salt Spring is one of the most lively, it’s still a place of refuge that encompasses creative inspiration, innovative... Read more

    Aug 11, 2023

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    Get ‘in the Moment’ on Galiano Island

    As one of the most visited regions by recreational boaters on the BC coast, the Southern Gulf Islands offer fascinating shorelines, warm waters, and protected coves, all of which can be enjoyed during a visit to Galiano Island.  The closest of the... Read more

    Aug 5, 2023

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    Cristina Anne Costello

    A Resurgence in Boating Habits

    Change is afoot. From gasoline for our boat engines to groceries for our families, it’s nearly impossible to escape the increasing prices of just about everything. These dynamics extend to our experiences on the water where navigating variable and... Read more

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