BRITISH COLUMBIA is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, Alaska on the NW and the U.S. state f Washington to the south. Boasting spectacular scenery and natural beauty, BC offers rewarding cruising grounds, including the coast mountains, the Inside Passage’s many inlets, quiet still fjords, inland sea and of course the Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound.
Beautiful Orca, Minke and Gray whales, and a variety of porpoises are native to the coast. The many snowcapped mountains, cascading waterfalls, rugged cliffs, lakes and rivers and the enormous array of wildlife and many Ecological Reserves, provide ample backdrop for the growing outdoor adventure and ecotourism industry in BC.
Home to the Grizzly bear, deer, moose, caribou and elk, hunting is very popular and also Sportsfishing; for salmon and trout, halibut and bass. Water sports such as sea kayaking opportunities abound on the British Columbia coast with its fjords. Whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular on many inland rivers and sailing and sailboarding are widely enjoyed. Superyacht facilities centre mainly around Vancouver; which was host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Captain’s log: Cruising British Columbia and Canada