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.
BCMT and Surfrider volunteer event on Vargas Island
Coastal Journeys
Paul Grey

The BC Marine Trails: Work, Benefits, Perks

Linking and Protecting the BC Coast Together Driven by a shared love for our coastline Join | Donate Advocacy Your membership fees go a long way to supporting a volunteer-driven organization. Please help out by joining us and making the BC Marine Trails a reality. Join today. Our volunteers are

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Coastal Journeys
Cameron Dalinghaus

Looking out for sea wolves

Respectfully working to protect the coast. Hey there, my name is Cameron, and I am the stewardship coordinator at the BC Marine Trails. This month there is a buzz in the media and news surrounding the coastal sea wolves. Recently, a Netflix documentary – Island of the Sea Wolves –

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Cameron clearing invasive English Ivy
Coastal Journeys
Paul Grey

Gerald Island: Saving an Island Park and Protecting Native Species

Visit our Gerald Island storymap illustrated fall report and/or read a further account below of 2022 work. Gerald Island is within the traditional territory of the Snaw-naw-as First Nation. Gerald Island is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island. It sits less than one nautical mile off the coast

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Coastal Journeys
Paul Grey

Vargas Island

The Ahousaht Nation have indicated where paddlers can camp or stop on Vargas Island and other locations nearby. The fee set by this Nation are 15 dollars per day (or an annual pass for $25) whether you are camping or using a rest stop (day use). Recently, we produced a

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Community
Paul Grey

First Nations and the BC Marine Trails

Updated October 22, 2023 The success of our marine trail network development along the coast depends on respectful engagements with First Nations guided by our First Nations liaison, the First Nations Engagement Committee (FNEC), a strong environmental Code of Conduct for visitors, and of course, the actual trail development work

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Community
Tyler Murphy

It’s Been a Busy Year-ish

Introduction 2021 was an incredibly busy year for our IT Team. We learned early on that our existing IT infrastructure and services (Server, website, and map host) would need to move from their provider. Rather than invest a significant amount of time and effort re-establishing what we had, we jumped

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