Experience the best the British Columbia Coast has to offer with our BC Coast Guide

Our BC coast guide section makes it easy for you to plan your trip and find the best places on the wild, civilized coast of British Columbia.

Learn important facts about marinas and harbours. Use either the marina and harbour directory or the map and search tools in the Explore section.

Find profiles of communities, including things to do ashore, either by using the community directory on the Communities page or the map and search tools in the Explore section.

The coast of British Columbia is home to several First Nations. An experience of Aboriginal culture will be a highlight of your travels. You will find a link to Aboriginal Tourism British Columbia on the West Coast Aboriginal Culture page.

We provide some ideas for circle tours. These routes offer either a convenient tour of a variety of boating experiences or adventures for those will lots of time and advanced navigational skills.

BC Parks and Parks Canada conserve some of the most beautiful and unusual places on BC’s Coast. We highlight a small sample of the over 150 marine parks and link you to information on all of them.

For those without a boat, and even for those with one, taking an Adventure Tour with a licensed operator is the best way to see the hidden, magical, wild parts of the BC coast. Operators offer different levels of comfort; all deliver unforgettable, learning experiences. Read about Adventure Tours and find the link to the operators.

  • Marinas and Harbours

    Marinas and Harbours

    There are over 200 marinas and Small Craft Harbours on British Columbia coast and islands. Approximately 160 of them welcome transient boaters.

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  • BC Coastal Communities

    BC Coastal Communities

    Our coastal communities range from mighty Vancouver to tiny seaside villages. All offer you a warm welcome.

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  • West Coast Aboriginal Culture

    West Coast Aboriginal Culture

    The British Columbia coast has been home to several First Nations since time immemorial.

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  • Circle Tours

    Circle Tours

    Everybody loves a circuit. AHOY BC’s circle tours lead you to a variety of boating experiences, levels of amenities and sojourns into wild territories.

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  • British Columbia Marine Parks

    British Columbia Marine Parks

    British Columbia maintains boasts over 155 national and provincial parks in coastal and marine areas scattered across the entire coastal region.

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  • Guidebooks and Publications

    Guidebooks and Publications

    Once you have decided to explore British Columbia’s wild, but civilized coast, we recommend that you carry a guidebook.

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  • Boater’s Services Directory

    Boater’s Services Directory

    Find services for marine boating including hospitality, land and water tours, equipment rentals, repairs, boat sales and more.

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  • EQ — Experience Coastal BC Your Way

    EQ — Experience Coastal BC Your Way

    What type of traveller are you? Take the simple EQ Traveller Quiz, then use this website to plan the vacation that suits your Explorer Type.

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