Coastal Cafe: Most Recent Articles

Grab a coffee, relax and read an article about past trips and experiences on the BC Coast. Share your story and photos, email to articles@bcmarinetrails.org.
Coastal Journeys
Jerry & Julee Kaye

Kayaking The Sunshine Coast, Thormanby Island and Jedediah Island

It’s been said that there are three types of sea kayakers:  coasters who like hugging the shoreline, crossers who like exposed jumps to offshore islands and circumnavigators who like to make it all the way around.  For a May warm-up paddle before our family’s July trip to the Bowron Lakes,

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Holiday gift guide
Coastal Journeys
Jerry & Julee Kaye

A Holiday Gift Guide for Sea Kayakers

From books that spark wanderlust to trip planning tools, here are four great gift ideas for past, present, and potential sea kayakers.  You can go beyond the obvious colourful new ‘mid-layer’ as a gift this holiday season and still keep it under $50! 1.  A Complex Coast: A Kayak Journey

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Coastal Journeys
Jerry & Julee Kaye

Favourite Day Paddle for Families

Relaxed Paddle up Widgeon Creek in Pitt Meadows Our favourite day paddle in Metro Vancouver is near Pitt Meadows, from Grant Narrows Park up Widgeon Creek. Jerry, a long-standing BCMT director, first paddled it almost 50 years ago in a Grade 10 outdoor recreation class. The teacher grouped the students

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Paul on a kayak adventure with Orcas
Coastal Journeys
Paul Grey

My first kayaking adventure: where do I begin?

This blogpost focuses on BC Marine Trails’ resources to help you plan your first kayaking adventure. There are many situations to consider and decisions to be made before heading out on a trip to keep yourself, your family, and your friends safe and comfortable. Getting Started Our recommendation for new

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Coastal Journeys
Paul Grey

Port McNeill: The Forces of Nature Invictus Group

North Island Eagle Article (Originally published June 9, 2023) By Kathy O’Reilly The Port McNeill waterfront turned into an impromptu campsite for a group of kayakers on their way to Alaska. The group is on a 2,000-kilometre unsupported kayak expedition of the Inside Passage from Olympia in Washington State along

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