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
Cameron Dalinghaus

Discussion on First Nations Rights and Title from the Beach

Recently, we’ve heard some beach arguments or discussions about the loss of campsites related to First Nations’ land and title rights. There are arguments or discussions about the public’s right to access and use resources within parks or on crown land as Canadians, freely and without restraint. One argument we

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Coastal Journeys
Karina Younk

Reflections on Gerald Island

Gerald Island For several years now, scores of super-dedicated BC Marine Trails volunteers have paddled across to Gerald Island for what we call “four days of fun.” Until these volunteers descended on the island with mattocks, pulaskis (fire axes), saws, and clippers in hand, bright green ivy was happily slithering

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Coastal Journeys
Cameron Dalinghaus

Paddling within the Ahousaht Hahoulthee

Stewardship Fees and Considerations The Ahousaht Hahoulthee (territory) is a short paddle from Tofino. The Ahousaht territory has a rugged coastline and protected inlets providing an array of magical paddling through its varied breathtaking landscapes. This awe-inspiring region is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, pristine waters, and abundant wildlife.

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Coastal Journeys
Paul Grey

Bain Creek Bridge

Bain Creek Smenmántm Ḵ’í ḵp’ikw Bain Creek one of seven sites maintained by the Sea Kayak Association of BC (SKABC) can be found on the Sea to Sky Marine Trail in Howe Sound. This past weekend – May long weekend 2023 – Ken, a BC Marine Trails director and Philip,

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Coastal Caretakers, BC Marine Trails stewardship
Coastal Journeys
Selena Schmieger

BC Marine Trails Coastal Caretakers

We are so excited to announce the launch of our Coastal Caretaker program. Our Stewardship Committee has been working diligently to get this initiative off the ground. If you’ve been thinking about hands-on ways to create impact along the coast or if you have been involved with us for a

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Coastal Journeys
Jerry & Julee Kaye

The Fashionable Sea Kayaker

Helping Your Clothes Tell Better Stories As a fanatical devotee of outdoor fashion trends, I recently posed two questions to the online chatbot ChatGPT to see what guidance it could provide to the paddling public. Here is its guide to avant-garde kayaker wear. Here too are the follow-up questions that

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