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BIG WAVE DAVE  This is the best site for weather and wave conditions. If you have some time cruise the gallery for incredible kite boarding photos.

Cruise Ship and Yacht Tracking  Track cruise ships and yachets arould the globe. Photo galleries of the vessels are also available and updated regularly.

ferry  Gabriola Island ferry schedule.

HOOLYBURN SAILING CLUB  Welcome to Hollyburn Sailing Club Hollyburn Sailing Club began operation in 1963 with the main objective of training North Shore children in seamanship. With the blessing of the District and the West Vancouver Parks and Recreation Commission the HSC has operated out of Ambleside Park for almost 50 years training over 10,000 individuals. Our training programs have expanded to include adult sailing and kayaking lessons. Hollyburn sailors have achieved Olympic status, competed in numerous World Championships and raced in the America’s Cup. The clubhouse is located on beautiful Ambleside Beach. A large deck and facilities are available for members and guests to enjoy.

Nanaimo Port Authority  Check the Cruise Ship Schedule.

Satilite Ship Tracking  Track world wide shipping.

Westcoast Working Boat Society  These dedicated folk love wooden boats. Enjoy the Photo gallery of the Society at play.

Oceans and Fisheries

Interesting sources about our surrounding waters.

Boating Licences  Boating Licences are required in B.C. This is a good source to get started

Canadian Coast Guard Pacific Region  The Pacific Region is responsible for more than 27,000km's of coastline.

Lighthouse Memories  This site has interesting info on B.C. Lighthouses but also has pages on the debris heading to B.C.from the Tsunami in Japan. The pages on glass floats from Japan and the amount of time it takes to arrive is quite interesting. Many years ago I found a glass float on Mudge Island so keep beachcombing.

Pacific Biological Station  Scientific info about the waters of the Westcoast of Canada

Sea Doc Society  Lots of info on Salish Sea mapping and Sealife mostly The Puget Sound Area

Tidal water fishing license  To renew or apply for a license

Video of BC's Coral and Sponge Beds  Video taken by Fisheries and Oceans using NOAA submersible