You wouldn’t paddle without a plan and neither do we. Our board and committee members have met in February 2023 to develop a five-year plan, focusing in five key areas. We have developed goals and initiatives to guide us into 2027. This is our new strategic plan.

Black canoe with First Nations art
Marine Debris Cleanup on BC coast - volunteer with us
Howe Sound Tent Platform overlooking the water
Three kayaks paddling parallel to each other.

First Nations Engagement

We are working toward developing a relationship with all 74 coastal First Nations, establishing concurrence on site use to help ensure recreational access.

Protecting our Coast

We are protecting the BC coastline through promotion of our Code of Conduct/education, cleanups, site condition reporting and a new Coastal Caretakers program.

Trail Building & Public Safety

We maintain our map database through site assessment, gap analyses (heatmap system) and supplying up to date information for First Nations engagement.

Securing Sustainable Funds

The BC Marine Trails has secured some funds through membership, fundraising and grant writing. We need to ‘secure’ help to write successful grants and organize a large fundraising event.



By communicating our work strongly to current and potential audiences through our social media we can increase membership and awareness of our organization.

Want to know more?

You can read our full 2023-2027 Strategic Plan here

Our Core Values

Right of Public Access

We value the right of public access to coastal BC


We value the ecologically diverse environment of coastal British Columbia and efforts to protect it

Caring for the Coast

We value responsible stewardship practices that benefit the ecologically diverse environment of the BC coast

First Nations

We respect and value the ongoing importance of First Nations culture on the Coast, and the need for collaboration to ensure proper stewardship

Right of Navigation

We value the historic ability to freely travel by paddle along the Coast

Share the Coast

We value working in harmony with others who love and appreciate the Coast