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  • Kayaking the Deer Group

    The Deer Group Islands are a group of islands in the south east corner of Barkley Sound, British Columbia. We accessed the three main island on the west end of the Dear Group by kayak from Bamfield. This included Edward King Island, Diana Island, and Helby Island. For three days we explored the incredible beaches, rugged headlands, and sea caves. Read More
  • Exploring Side Bay

    Side Bay is located on Northwest Vancouver Island, north of Brooks Peninsula and pretty much right beside Lawn Point Provincial Park. It is accessible via logging road from Port Alice, approximate driving time is 4.5 hours from the Comox Valley. It’s 3 hours of pavement and then 1.5 hours of logging road. There’s lots of signs on the logging road to point you in the right direction and it’s in really good shape – much better than say the road to Bamfield in comparison. Read More
  • Gerald Island Provincial Park

    Located approximately 1 km north of Schooner Cove lies a little-known provincial park. Located in the rare coastal Douglas-fir biogeoclimatic zone in the southern Salish Sea, the island is home to various bird and marine species from Bald Eagles to California sea lions.    The 12-hectare island officially gained park status in 2013. Read More
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Coastal Journeys adventures worth following

Denis Dwyer byline

This year Denis Dwyer is leaving home on June 15 and launching into Alaskan waters on June 28. He will be carrying a SPOT GPS tracking device that will pinpoint his location via satellite every 10 minutes and mark the campsites each day. His route and campsite locations will be displayed on a Google Earth satellite image linked to this web address:
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0sbOfF1hgFCn6hABHkQ0ZI3t5Ygu5QiM6 
A writeup and photos of the trip will eventually be posted to his website at: http://denisdwyer.blogspot.com/


Freya Hoffmeister

This expedition around North America will be Freya Hoffmiester’s third continent and her challenge for the next 8-10 years. The distance is roughly 50.000 km, to be paddled in blocks of 3-5 months on and off the trip. Freya will paddle in two half loops, starting twice in Seattle and finishing twice in New York City. She’ll paddle northwards half of the year’s trip time and southwards the other half from Canada to Panama – through the North West Passage and the Panama Canal. Freya will paddle fully inside the big Gulf of Mexico and Bahia California and cross Hudson Bay. It will also have her paddling the British Columbia coast, of course, so the BC Marine Trails will be following her journey closely.


Jon Dawkins

Veteran paddler and Inside Passage kayaker Jon Dawkins is planning a trip from Klemtu around Aristazabal and ending in Bella Bella starting in late July. The purpose of the trip is to revisit some favorite places, find some Kayak Bill camps that have eluded him, revisit a couple more, clear one or two upland tent sites, and poke around some spots that always interested him but which he has never had time to explore. His trip starts late July.


Matt Prius

Team Viz Reporter is Matt Prius, and he's the first and only kayaker so far to be registered for the 2017 Race to Alaska. Against the odds he chose a paddle, a 19 foot Seaward Kayak. There has only been one kayak to complete the R2AK (Team Mike, 2015) and he had a downwind sail he coasted on for three days of free miles. Team Viz? Not hearing it, Matt signed up to shovel water. Wind or no, he’s going to paddle, all 1,200 km miles of it. 

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BCMTN News

  • WHAT DOES THE BC MARINE TRAILS NETWORK ASSOCIATION DO FOR YOU?

    First Nations have freely travelled the coast of BC in canoes for thousands of years.  It has been 50 years since the first recreational kayakers ventured out to explore and enjoy this same wild and majestic coastline, relatively free to stop and camp anywhere along the way. Read More
  • Message for Kayakers

    Please read. A number of kayakers are leaving campfires unattended or still burning when they leave a camping site. As well kayakers should not burn their toilet paper. Please read the following document issued July 21, 2017. Read More
  • Ladysmith joins marine trail system

    The Ladysmith Community Marina is creating a unique addition to British Columbia's marine trail system - a floating campsite. Read More
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