Region: BC – Boating License
The British Columbia coastline is a magical place that offers breathtaking vistas, a temperate climate, a diverse ecosystem including abundant natural wildlife, and a wide array of unique boating experiences. This boater's paradise provides year-round opportunity, including many of Canada's legendary fjords as well as countless other inlets, sounds, straits, ports, waterfronts and more. BC is also quite famous for its many islands, which include some very large isles offshore, such as Vancouver Island and Moresby of the Queen Charlotte Islands.
The British Columbia coast is home to hundreds of diverse yacht charters, and these companies specialize in powerboats to bareboat sailboats and from modern to late-model yachts. This allows visitors to enjoy all the wonder of BC boating without the need to own or bring their own boat. For BC licensed boaters, these charters offer rentals and longer-term leases, and for those who require guidance, they offer instruction-based charters as well vacation-oriented charters with a qualified skipper on board.
Although the Canadian Pacific coast will always be the great allure of British Columbia, BC does not limit the boater to just coastal and saltwater experiences. Areas such as the North and East Barriere Lakes, Kamloops Lake, Shuswap Lakes and Thompson Rivers provide a great range of boat launches that boaters can use to access British Columbia's many lakes and rivers as well as marinas, provincial parks and various recreation sites. Boaters can also taking advantage of adventure packages, guided and not, that samples this great area, both off land and on, and includes fishing and many other activities.