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
Fred Pishalski

Nice Kitty

At the Northwest end of the Saanich Peninsula is a launch site known as Moses Point. It is at the end of a dead-end street with a bit of a walk down to the water. Most folks bring along a set of wheels to get their boat from the road

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Campaigns
Paul Grey

A Successful cleanup adventure

Arriving on the ‘Trashcraft’ we carefully navigated the 28-foot craft toward shore. It was 9:00pm and pitch black as we started our adventure on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Renny, a Rugged Coast Research Society (RCRS) director, captained the boat while Gene and I, BC Marine Trails directors, kept

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Coastal Journeys
Fred Pishalski

Mayne Island

A Few Days on Mayne Island Last fall, 2020, we spent 4 days on Mayne Island kayaking, hiking, eating and having a good time with a group of friends (10) in our bubble. We arrived just before the 2nd Covid wave with additional restrictions. This was a very upmarket kayak

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Quatsino guardian vessel at Drake Island
Coastal Journeys
Liam Ragan

Rise of the Guardians

The diversity that makes coastal British Columbia so intriguing to so many also makes it so difficult to manage sustainably for many Nations. With 40,000 islands ranging from rocky outcrops to demi-continental monoliths and spanning over 25,000 kilometers of shoreline,[1] keeping a finger on this multiplicity of landscapes can feel

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Coastal Journeys
Darryl Leniuk

Self Guided Kayaking Trips in Johnstone Strait

Johnstone Strait Kayaking Johnstone Strait is a world class sea kayaking destination, a place where nature is raw and unspoiled. Visitors from around the world come here to sea kayak with orcas, humpback whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, minke whales and steller sea lions. Bald eagles and giant ravens roam the

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Family Friendly Trips
Coastal Journeys
Jerry & Julee Kaye

Three Family-Friendly Paddling Trips Near Vancouver

Kayaking Near Vancouver As the days warm up and COVID restrictions begin to loosen around the province, many people are looking for local paddling routes to help reconnect with nature. Three great options are Thormanby Island, Pitt Lake/Widgeon Creek, and Sechelt Inlet. All three are family-friendly, easy drives from Vancouver

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