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BC Marine Trails: Preserving BC coastal access for small craft users.

South Coast Mainland Region



The South Coast Mainland Region is one of six coastal BC regions defined by the BC Marine Trails Network Association. This region is comprised of the following paddling areas: Burrard Inlet, Desolation Sound, Toba Inlet, Fraser Pitt, Howe Sound, Jervis Inlet, Sechelt Inlet, Strait of Georgia North and Strait of Georgia South. Paddling area boundaries are generally distinquished by changes in water conditions.

Paddling Experiences Pages

Currently, we feature only one section of trail in the Howe Sound Paddling Area. The Sea to Sky Trail features six campsites, jointly created by ourselves and the Trans Canada Trail organization. There are many access points in the area.

Using the Trails: Paddling Resources

Please visit our paddling resources page to help you plan your trip to Vancouver Island. Our map is particularly useful to locate campsites, access points and day use sites in the South Coast Mainland regin.

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The BC Marine Trails Network (BCMTN) will be a series of interconnecting marine trails along the entire BC coastline:

  • designed with frequent access points, stopovers and campsites for users of small, beachable watercraft
  • to ensure continued coastal access for public marine recreationists to travel the BC coast and to land and camp along the way