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

Volunteer Positions

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Volunteer positions or just helping out are now available within the BC Marine Trails Network Association. The volunteering may be a couple hours helping out at a Paddlefest booth this year or completing site condition reports or site assessments reports during a summer trip. Volunteering is a great way to give back.

Site Condition Reporting

When you are paddling and visiting sites send us a SCR—that is, a report on the condition of a site(s). We have both a fillable pdf form that you need to save and send to our stewardship director (e-mail on form) or we have an online form that is sent automatically to the stewardship director. Please visit this page for online forms and information: https://www.bcmarinetrails.org/how-to-help/stewardship


Salish Sea Marine Trail Event Volunteers

  • We are in the early stages of organizing a special Trans Canada Trail - BC Marine Trails event on Newcastle Island on Sept. 16 and 17. E-mail John if you want to help and we will record your name. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)\

MEC Paddlefests

We need some help on June 17 (Jericho Beach in Vancouver) and June 18 (Victoria MEC Paddlefest) to just do a short shift in a booth. The Victoria Paddlefest is shared with SISKA paddling club. E-mail Paul at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up.


Membership manager

BC Marine Trails requires a technically minded person to learn and then administer the membership process of the BC Marine Trails Network Association through the website administration system using Membership Pro on a Joomla platform. 

Event coordinator

The BC Marine Trails Network Association has several events each year and requires someone to set up and coordinate these events by managing equipment such as tents and the volunteers involved. The event coordinator should also pick and choose the events and put together an outreach strategy for the BCMTNA in terms of public events and public profile.

 3. Trails Development

Marine Trail Field Survey

If you, your group or your paddling club is planning a trip in 2017  you might consider Marine Trail Field Surveys for the BC Marine Trails with our Marine Trail Field Survey form. Essentially, we are looking to survey sites in remote areas that have NOT been surveyed or have very little information.

  1. Send an e-mail to our data coordinator, Nick (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and indicate which area your group might explore. 
  2. We will send you a list of sites that need to be checked.
  3. Examine the site assessment form and take one or more copies to fill out, returning them to the BCMTNA data coordinator when done.



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