Useful Information for Paddlers

Clear the Coast Campaign: Campaign to remove marine debris to reduce eyesore and threats to wildlife.

RoguePaddler: "free, dependable paddlesports advice to the world-wide paddling community"

Cold Water Survival: Cold Water Boot Camp and The Truth About Cold Water

Knots by Grog - Animated instructions on some useful knots (Bowline, Anchor Hitch, Sheetbend, ...) see also Knots

Paddle Canada  

Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia

BC Marine Trails Network Association Useful online map of sites for launching and camping.

Smart Boater - Boating Safety Information

"Landing on Ecological Reserves is restricted to protect sensitive plants and ecosystems. Permission to land is required.”  But... Marine Law states that in an emergency one can land anywhere!

See maps of Trial Island & Oak Bay Islands Ecological Reserves 

Cowichan Watershed Conditions report from Paper Excellence.
in DOWNLOADS at the bottom of the page. Up-to-date 
comments with charts for lake level, river flow, and snow pack.

Fitness Related

Saanich Parks & Recreation


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