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Member perks

Members of the BC Marine Trails are eligible for valuable discounts just by showing your membership card. Here's a list. Don't have a membership card? It's on the bottom of your membership invoice. You can access the invoice through the 'My Account' information where you log into 'Member Central' on our website. Can you afford not to be a member? Rentals? Gear? Trips? If this is not enough you get amazing access to a map of campsites, ruler tools, newsletters and more. Please note this page only updated twice a year. Benefits can change so it's best to check with the company to see if they honour them.


Grey Wolf Expeditions

When you book a tour with Grey Wolf you can feel confident that you are getting top notch, local guides that have spent their entire lives around Vancouver Island and have the best local knowledge of the wildlife, plants, geography and history of the area. All of our guides are over 30 yrs old and experienced outdoorsman. What sets us apart from the competition is that we only offer space for 10 guests per week to ensure high quality with an attention to detail. Our tours depart from a convenient location in Campbell River BC which saves you money in travel costs such as ferries, rental cars and gas. Your expectations, comfort and well-being are paramount. No mass tourism with limited space for an authentic, all inclusive wilderness sea kayaking experience.

We would like to offer a 15% discount for members on all our tours.

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Valhalla Pure Outfitters

Your BC Marine Trails Discount:  Located on Turner Road in Nanaimo. This store offers all members 10% off retail price excluding kayaks and paddleboards in store      

Valhalla Pure Outfitters in Nanaimo carries premium brands from around the world.                  


Comox Valley Kayaks

Your BC Marine Trails Discount: Comox Valley Kayaks and Canoes extend 15% off in-stock gear and 20% off rentals. This is a great deal. Contact Kerry at 2020 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC or visit their website at www.comoxvalleykayaks.com

Comox Valley Kayaks and Canoes has been in operation in Courtenay since 1991. We have been under the same local ownership for over 24 years, and we pride ourselves on being the Comox Valley's local specialty paddling shop.  Over the years we have evolved to become one of the premier kayaking shops on the West Coast. Our staff of paddlers, instructors, and guides can offer first-hand advice on kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddleboarding.

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Wild Coast Publishing

Your BC Marine Trails Discount: 15% off with this code "BCMTNA". We will check you are a member.

Find your adventure -- Wild Coast Publishing is a leading producer of British Columbia adventure travel resources, including marine trail mapsheets and guide books designed by paddlers for paddlers. BC Marine Trails members can enjoy a 15% discount on all online orders for British Columbia mapsheets and guide books, including the IPPY award winning series the BC Coast Explorer marine trail guide books. Mapsheets include Desolation Sound/Discovery Islands, the Broken Group, the Broughton/Johnstone Killer Whale Routes and the North Coast Trail and the North Island Circle Route. New products for 2018 include the Sea To Sky Marine Trail (Howe Sound), and mini-mapsheets for Deep Cove/Indian Arm and the Nootka Trail, including others. Look for the complete lineup at Wildcoast Publishing, and use the coupon code "BCMTNA" to earn your discount.

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Hello Adventure Nature Tours

Your BC Marine Trails Discount: A 10% discount for BCMTNA members. Choose from short half-day tours to week-long adventures in Ucluelet, Broken Group Islands and the Pacific Rim National Park.

Whether you are an experienced or novice sea kayaker looking for a new and exciting adventure or someone who is not really sure what the west coast of Vancouver Island is all about, we promise we will find the right experience for you.  Hello Nature Adventure Tours prides itself on sound environmental policies and low impact coastal expeditions, keeping our magnificent marine and island wonderland pristine. Visit Hello Adventure Nature Tours.


Adventuress Sea Kayaking Adventures 

Seamanship & Trip Planning Course for Paddlers

If you have ever wanted to learn more about weather, navigation, tide & currents, chart reading, and trip planning, this is the course for you! It is created and taught by Jan Kretz, who has been in the kayaking industry since 1999, and is the owner of Adventuress Sea Kayaking.

Especially geared for kayakers, this 15 hour course, taught over 5 weeks, will enable you to assess weather conditions, understand a marine radio broadcast, read your chart, calculate tides and currents, use a compass, take a bearing, and plan a paddling trip.

The course will be part theory, discussion, exercises, and homework. The end goal is to be able to complete the trip planning exercise using all the information that we are studying. This exercise asks you to plan a multi-day tour taking into consideration all the various components needed to plan and safely lead a kayak journey.

Course: Seamanship & Trip Planning Course for Paddlers

Dates: 5 evenings – April 1, 8, 15, 24, & 29, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Oliver Woods Community Centre and Bowen Park Complex in Nanaimo

Cost: $199 plus gst which includes extensive manual. BCMTA members only $135 plus gst.

Registration: Contact Jan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 250.755.6702 to reserve your seat and receive more information. See www.adventuress.ca/lessons.


Tofino Sea Kayaking

Your BC Marine Trails member discount: 10% off all rentals, tours and retail purchases. 10% off all accommodations at Paddlers Inn.

About Tofino Sea Kayaking: Choose one of our guided tours that will take you on an incredible journey from the awe-inspiring inlets, islands & coastlines of Clayoquot Sound to the incredible ancient cedars of Meares Island. Shop at the Company Store features locally made products and all the gear you need for your upcoming kayaking adventure.

Stay at the Paddler’s Inn which offers attractive and comfortable rooms at affordable rates. Bright and clean rooms, centrally located in the heart of Tofino overlooking the harbour. http://tofinoseakayaking.com/

Seaward For Life

Seaward Kayaks 

Your BC Marine Trails member discount: Seaward is offering BC Marine Trails members substantial savings on their line of kayaks and other products or work. The savings on most items averages around 18%.,To read specifically about their discounts please view this document. 

About Seaward Kayaks: Seaward kayaks was started in 1986 and is a small family owned business comprised of approximately 25 staff. Seaward proudly uses skilled Canadian labour and North American kayak parts to manufacture its products. In an ever changing, fast-paced world Seaward remains loyal to the economy and chooses to keep friends employed. Seaward is a company that answers the phone when a customer calls! Try that with a big company....you can even ask for Steven Ree, the owner, and he'll gladly talk with you.

Seaward has produced the finest handcrafted kayaks in the world for 30 years. Our reputation is based on quality, innovation and attention to detail. When you purchase a Seaward Kayak you buy a product on which you can depend to take you further. http://www.seawardkayaks.com/

Proudly Canadian.

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Spirit of the West Adventures 

Your BC Marine Trails member discount: 10% discount on tours. 

About Spirit of the West Adventures: They have several popular trips including: Broughton Archipelago & Johnstone Strait sea kayaking expedition and wilderness camping, Base camp in Johnstone Strait (most popular), Desolation Sound, camp to camp sea kayaking expedition, and Great Bear Rainforest Outer Islands. http://www.kayakingtours.com/



Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres

Your BC Marine Trails Discount: Ecomarine is offering a 10% discount on any gear needed through the store.


Jericho Beach: 1300 Discovery St, Vancouver, Canada (the north east corner of the Jericho Sailing Centre compound). 

Granville Island: 1668 Duranleau St, Vancouver, Canada (in the red marine building on the NW corner of Granville Island).


All Locations – 604.689.7575 Toll Free – 1.888.425.2925 / 1.888.4.C.KAYAK / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Broughton Archipelago Paddlers Inn

Your BC Marine Trails member discount: $25 off your bill and free water.

About the Broughton Archipelago Paddlers Inn: Explore beyond the end of the road. Hop aboard our MOT certified vessel and get ready for the experience of a lifetime as we explore the Broughton Archipelago. Wake up in the comfort of a hand-crafted float-house or sea-side cabin, listening to the heartbeat of nature. Explore secluded shorelines by kayak, charter-boat or on foot, alone or in the company of your hosts. Kayaking, fabulous food, forest trails, lake-fun, rejuvenating massage and wildlife, wildlife, wildlife await you. http://paddlersinn.ca/


Quadra Island Kayaks

Quadra Island Kayaks

Your BC Marine Trails member discount: 15% discount. http://www.quadraislandkayaks.com/

About Quadra Island Kayaks: Quadra Island is truly one of the most spectacular destinations for sea kayaking in British Columbia. The waters and landscape we travel in are a paddler’s dream. In the summer months we enjoy gentle sea conditions and sunny weather. Kayaking allows us to travel in a way that is naturally interactive with the environment. We can’t imagine a more memorable way for you to immerse yourself in the rich life of this region. Our tours are about enjoying the experience as it unfolds and embracing what each moment has to offer. With you as our inspiration, we strive to deliver the best quality and most unforgettable trips we can. Our tours explore the scenic islands and channels surrounding Quadra Island. Join us for a paddle out to the Breton Islands, and through the historic reaches of Open, Village, and Hyacinthe Bays.

Sunshine Kayaking

Sunshine Kayaking

Your BC Marine Trails member discount: 10% off kayak rentals. http://www.sunshinekayaking.com/

About Sunshine Kayaking: Kayaking, Sailing Tours, Fishing Charters, Diving Charters, Boat Charters and Harbour Tours. We offer Rentals, Tours, Charters & Lessons located in Gibsons

Wildcoast Adventures

Wild Coast Adventures

Your BC Marine Trails member discount: 10% discount on tours to Orca Camp; Desolation Sound; Discovery Islands

About Wild Coast Adventures: Kayak with Killer Whales at Orca Camp in Johnstone Strait or take a kayak expedition to Desolation Sound or Discovery Islands along BC's west coast. Memorable outdoor experiences for adventurers that combine spectacular scenery, scrumptious food & abundant wildlife encounters including whales, dolphins, bears & eagles. Top-rated service catering to local & international guests. Kayaking experience not required. http://www.kayakbritishcolumbia.com/


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