British Columbia

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

Superyacht Services

Coal Harbour Marina, Vancouver
T: +1 604 681 2628
E: info@coalharbourmarina.com
W: coalharbourmarina.retrix.com

False Creek Yacht Club, Vancouver
T: +1 604 682 3292
E: fcyc@fcyc.com
W: www.fcyc.com

Ganges Marina, Salt Spring Is
T: +1 250 557 5242
E: gangesmarina@gmail.com
W: www.gangesmarina.com

M.K. Bay Marina, Kitimat
T: +1 250 632 6401
E: mkbay@telus.net
W: www.mkbaymarina.com

Pelican Bay Marina, Vancouver
T: +1 604 263 5222
E: mejens@shaw.ca
W: www.globalairphotos.com/pelican_bay_marina

Sewell’s Marina, West Vancouver
T: +1 604 921 3424
E: info@sewellsmarina.com
W: www.sewellsmarina.com

Seycove Marina, North Vancouver
T: +1 604 929 1251
E: seycove@uniserve.com

Shelter Island Marina, Richmond
T: +1 604 270 6272
E: infodesk@shelterislandmarina.com
W: www.shelterislandmarina.com

Vancouver Marina, Richmond
T: +1 604 278 978
E: mooring@vancouvermarina.com
W: www.vancouvermarina.com

Van Isle Marina, Sidney
T: +1 250 656 1138
E: info@vanislemarina.com
W: www.vanislemarina.com

Wilhelmsen Ships Service
T: +1 604 4347447
E: wss.vancouver@wilhelmsen.com