British Columbia Resources

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Thanks to Jean Allan, Alan Thomson (RCABC), Hugh Westheuser, Krusty and especially Tom H (many of the links are his).

UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks / Parcs des montagnes Rocheuses canadiennes.
The contiguous national parks of Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho, plus the provincial parks of Mount Robson, Mount Assiniboine and Hamber.
Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek.
SGang Gwaay.

UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves. ... adamap.htm ... p?code=CAN
Ed note: I was unable to find links in the French language.
Clayoquot Sound. ... 7&mode=all
Mount Arrowsmith. ... 0&mode=all

Environmental NGOs.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.
CPAWS, British Columbia Chapter.
Canadian Wildlife Federation.
British Columbia Environmental Network.
Sierra Club, British Columbia.
Nature Conservancy Canada; British Columbia. ... c_ncc_work
Conservation de la nature Canada; Colombie-Brittanique. ... c_cnc_work

Parks Canada.
National Parks of Canada; British Columbia.
Glacier. ... rk_(Canada)
Gulf Islands. ... rk_Reserve
Gwaii Haanas / Haida. ... itage_Site
Mount Revelstoke. ... ional_Park
Pacific Rim. ... rk_Reserve
National Historic Sites of Canada; British Columbia. ... eux72.aspx
National Marine Conservation Areas of Canada; British Columbia.
No sites at present.

Canadian Aboriginal Cultural Resources.
Ed note: The source for these links is the Canadian Canoe Museum.
Aboriginal Canada Portal. ... index.html
Aboriginal Canada Portal; Heritage and Traditions. ... 26711.html
Native American Technology and Art.

Handbook of the North American Indians.
William C Sturtevant, General Editor.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Volume 3: Environment, Origins, and Population.
Douglas H Ubelaker, Editor.
The natural environment of the continent to which Indian cultures adapted in prehistoric and historic times, natural resources utilized by these cultures, current knowledge of the earliest Indian occupation (before 9,000 BC), and human biology of Indian and Eskimo (Inuit) populations, prehistoric, historic and modern. 2006.
Volume 4: History of Indian-White Relations.
Wilcomb E Washburn, Editor.
History of Indian-White relations in the US and Canada following 1492. 1988.
Volume 6: Subarctic.
June Helm, Editor.
Indians from interior Alaska to Labrador. 1981.
Volume 7: Northwest Coast.
Wayne Suttles, Editor.
Indians of the coasts of southeast Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. 1990.
Volume 12: Plateau.
Deward E Walker, Jr, Editor.
Indians of southeastern British Columbia, eastern Washington, northeast and central Oregon, northern Idaho, western Montana, and a small portion of northern California. 1988.
Volume 17: Languages.
Ives Goddard, Editor.
Native languages of North America spoken by American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts. 1996.

General information, offline.
Ed note: I'll post more entries as I find time.
Hill, Beth and Ray Hill. Indian Petroglyphs of the Pacific Northwest. Big Country Books (1978). Source: Ince-Köttner.
Hume, Stephen. Simon Fraser: In Search of Modern British Columbia. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2008).
Lamb, W Kaye (Editor). The Letters and Journals of Simon Fraser, 1806-1808. Dundurn Press (2007).
Gold-Rush sources.
Ed note: See also the references listed in Yukon Resources. ... 21&t=27747
Chilkoot Trail / Klondike Gold Rush; Trails Illustrated Map. National Geographic Society (2007).
Backhouse, Frances and Adrian Dorst. Hiking With Ghosts: The Chilkoot Trail, Then and Now. Raincoast Books (2000).
Neufeld, David and Frank Norris. Chilkoot Trail: Heritage Route to the Klondike. Lost Moose (2005).
Satterfield, Archie. Chilkoot Pass: A Hiker's Historical Guide to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Alaska Northwest Books, Portland (2004). Ed note: Likely the same as Chilkoot Pass: The Most Famous Trail in the North. Alaska Northwest Books, Portland (2004).
Coffee-table books. (assumed)
Madsen, Ken. Wild Rivers, Wild Lands. Lost Moose Publishing, Whitehorse (1996).
Roads and travel.
The Milepost. Morris Communications (2010).
Alaska Highway, Wikipedia.
Brown, Tricia. The World-Famous Alaska Highway: A Guide to the Alcan & Other Wilderness Roads of the North. Alaska Northwest Books. (2008).
Dalby, Ron. Guide to the Alaska Highway. Menasha Ridge Press (2008).
Donaldson-Yarmey, Joan. Back Roads of Central and Northern British Columbia. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (2000).
Readicker-Henderson, Ed and Lyn. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway. Hunter Publishing, NJ (1998).

General information, online.
Early Canadiana Online.
Geographical Names of Canada.
Photo sites.
BC Marina. (>10,000 images of the north coast and Alaska)
Coastal Waters Recreation. ... Itemid,31/
MV Dirona. (Photos and reports from coastal cruises)
Gold-Rush sources.
Klondike Gold Rush.
Chilkoot Trail.
White Pass.
Gold Rush Stories. ... s/home.htm
Gold Rush Timeline. ... meline.htm
Biographies of Gold Rush Women. ... index.html

Provincial Parks.
Government site.
Private site.
Marine Provincial Parks.

Paddling clubs and associations.
Provincial, National and International bodies.
Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia (RCABC).
Canoe Kayak BC.
sprint, marathon, whitewater, dragon boat, ...
Sea Kayak Association of British Columbia.
Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC.
BC Canoe and Kayak Sailing.
Canadian Outrigger Racing Association.
Dragon Boat BC.
Pacific International Kayak Association.
Local clubs and associations.
Ed note: My sources for clubs and their contact information were the following:
Paddling Coastal British Columbia.
Canoe Kayak BC.
CanoeKayak Canada. ... ub_pacific ... ub_pacific
Western Canoeing & Kayaking.
Kayak West.
End note.
BC Creek Boaters. Southwest BC; whitewater.
Contact information at ... ub_pacific
Beaver Canoe Club. Burnaby.
Blackwater Paddlers. Quesnel; whitewater.
Contact information at ... ub_pacific
Borderline Boaters. West Kootenays; whitewater.
Forum at ... 034ba57e91
Bulkley Valley Canoe & Kayak Club. Smithers.
Forum at ... 034ba57e91
Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club. Sprint.
Campbell River Paddlers.
Chilliwack Centre of Excellence. Whitewater.
Club Locarno. Vancouver.
Comox Valley Paddlers Club.
Comox Strathcona Canoe Racing Club.
Cowichan Kayak and Canoe Club. Duncan.
Cowichan Valley Dragon Divas.
Cowichan Valley Jolly Dragons Seniors Team.
Deep Cove Performance Paddling Club.
Deep Cove Rowing Club. North Vancouver.
Delta Outrigger Kanu Association.
Dogwood Canoe and Kayak Club. Vancouver.
False Creek Racing Canoe Club. Vancouver; sprint, whitewater.
Fraser Valley Whitewater.
Fort Langley Racing Canoe Club. Sprint.
Contact information at ... ub_pacific
Fort Langley Rowing and Paddling Centre. ... lumn=3:3:2
Gibsons Canoe Club.
Golden Kayak Club. Whitewater.
Contact information at ... ub_pacific
Gorge Rowing and Paddling Centre. Victoria.
Inlet Rowing Club. Port Moody.
Island Paddlers. Saltspring Island.
Contact information at
Jericho Outrigger Canoe Club.
Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club. Sprint.
Contact information at ... ub_pacific
Kelowna Canoe and Kayak Club.
Kelowna Dragon Boat Club.
Ladysmith Dragon Boat Club.
Lotus Sports Club. Burnaby.
Malaspina Kayak Club. Nanaimo; whitewater.
Contact information at ... ub_pacific
Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club.
Contact information at ... ub_pacific
Nanaimo Paddlers.
Nanaimo Paddling Centre.
Nelson Dragonboating.
Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club. Sprint, whitewater.
North Island Paddle Association.
Contact information at
North Shore Kayak Club. North Vancouver; whitewater.
Contact information at ... ub_pacific
North Van Canoe Club.
Northwest Brigade Paddling Club. Prince George; whitewater.
Contact information at ... ub_pacific
Forum at ... 034ba57e91
Ocean River Paddling Club. Victoria. Performance kayaking and canoeing.
Okanagan Paddlers. Kelowna.
Forum at ... 034ba57e91
Paddle Fernie.
Pacific Reach Paddling Club. Vancouver.
Pemberton Canoe and Kayak Club. Sprint, whitewater.
Contact information at ... ub_pacific
Penticton Racing Canoe Club.
Penticton Paddling Centre.
Pitt Meadows Paddling Club. Maple Ridge; sprint.
Port Moody Canoe and Kayak Club.
Pulling Together Canoe Society.
Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club. Maple Ridge; sprint, etc.
Shuswap Association for Rowing and Paddling.
Skeena River Canoe & Kayak Club. Terrace; whitewater.
Contact information at ... ub_pacific
Skeena River Runners. Terrace.
Forum at ... 034ba57e91
South Island Sea Kayak Association. Victoria.
Sproat Lake Canoe Club. Port Alberni; active?
Squamish Whitewater Paddlers. Whitewater.
Contact information at ... ub_pacific
University of Victoria Kayak Club. Whitewater.
Vancouver Island Whitewater Paddling Society.
Vancouver Kayak Club.
Vancouver Canoe Polo Club.
Vancouver Ocean Sports / Pogue Sports Canoe Club.
Vernon Paddling Centre.
Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club.
Victoria City Rowing Club.
Victoria Youth Paddling Club. Sprint, whitewater.
Wai Nui O Kanaka Outrigger Canoe Club. Whitewater.
Contact information at ... ub_pacific
West Shore Rowing & Paddling Centre. Victoria.
Whistler Kayak Club. Whitewater.
Contact information at ... ub_pacific

Links for paddlers.
Alexander Mackenzie Voyageur Route.
Canadian Canoe Museum.
Our Canoeing Heritage. ... e-mainhtml
Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
Google maps.
Google Earth.
Great Canadian Rivers.
I Speak for Canadian Rivers.
Canadian Rivers Network. ... twork.html
Trans Canada Trail.
Links specific to British Columbia.
Boaters' Net. (HAM radio net for boaters)
Canoe British Columbia.
Radio / Marine band frequencies and channels.
British Columbia lakes. ... h_Columbia
British Columbia rivers. ... bia_rivers

Government links for paddlers.
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Nautical Charts and Publications.
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Tides, Currents and Water Levels.
Region 1; Pacific.
Map boundaries: Westing: 121 to 134 degrees; Northing: 48 to 56 degrees. ... h&region=1
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Tide predictions.
Volume 5; Juan de Fuca Strait and Strait of Georgia.
Volume 6; Discovery Passage and West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Volume 7; Queen Charlotte Sound to Dixon Entrance. ... able.shtml
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Current tables.
Volume 5; Juan de Fuca Strait and Strait of Georgia.
Volume 6; Discovery Passage and West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Volume 7; Queen Charlotte Sound to Dixon Entrance. ... nt-eng.asp
Coast Guard, Pacific Region.
Natural Resources Canada; Topographical maps. (Toporama)
Ocean Buoys. (Realtime)
West Coast Vancouver Island North. ... teID=15300
Ed note: I can't figure out how to access data for other regions. Until I do, I can suggest only that you use the US NOAA National Buoy Data Center site
Real-time Hydrometric Data.
Information about Lifejackets and PFDs from the Safe Boating Guide. ... 24.htm#lj1
Lifejackets & PFDs. ... u-1692.htm
Minimum Safety Equipment Required for the Size and Type of your Pleasure Craft. ... nu-690.htm
NB: In the case of any discrepancy between the information on this page and the Small Vessel Regulations, the formal regulatory text shall remain the final authority.
Formal regulatory text / Small Vessel Regulations. ... 1-eng.html
Links specific to British Columbia.
British Columbia Tourism.
British Columbia road map. ... ia.htm?S=N
British Columbia ferries.
British Columbia watersheds.
Ed note: The best I could find (it's not much I admit) is the Fisheries map; I haven't tried to dig down into all this information. ... rshed.html
British Columbia weather. ... html?id=BC
Marine weather, north coast. ... l?mapID=01
Marine weather, south coast. ... l?mapID=02
Marine weather, Strait of Georgia. ... l?mapID=03
Weather and conditions for surfers.

US links for paddlers.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. ... nce_Agency
NGA Maritime Safety Information.
NGA Digital Nautical Chart.
NGA Maritime Domain Contact Listing. ... ID=Article
NGA Global Shoreline Data Set. ... ID=Article
NOAA Synoptic-scale weather maps.
NOAA National Data Buoy Center. (Alaska and British Columbia)
NOAA Online chart viewer. ... rTable.htm
NOAA Synoptic weather map for the BC coast.
Tide Height and Current Speed Predictor.

Paddling and related information, offline.
Kanawa. Canada's Paddling Magazine. Published quarterly by Paddle Canada.
Go Trekkers. Maps for sale.
Barkley Sound.
Bella Bella.

Bowron Lakes. ... y_Code=220 ... ions&show=
Alderson, Doug. Sea Kayak around Vancouver Island. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (2004).
Archer, Laurel. ( ) Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips: Volume One. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (2008). ... trips.html
Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Kayaking Vancouver Island: Great Trips from Port Hardy to Victoria. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2003).
Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaking Basics: A paddling Handbook for the Pacific Northwest. Harbour Publishing (2004).
Frazer, Neil. Boat Camping Haida Gwaii: A Small Vessel Guide to the Queen Charlotte Islands. Harbour Publishing (2001).
Fredston, Jill. Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic's Edge. North Point Press (2002). Ed note: One chapter has the following partial title: “Seattle to Skagway”.
Grey, Paul and Gary Backlund. Easykayaker: A guide to Laid-back Vancouver Island Paddling. Harbour Publishing (2002).
Harbord, Heather. Sea Kayak Desolation Sound and the Sunshine Coast. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (2005).
Harbord, Heather. Sea Kayak Nootka and Kyuquot Sounds. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (2004).
Hahn, Jennifer. Spirited Waters: Soloing South Through the Inside Passage. Mountaineers Books (2009).
Ince, John and Hedi Köttner. Sea Kayaking Canada's West Coast. Raxas Books, Vancouver; The Mountaineers, Seattle (1982).
Pratt-Johnson, Betty. Whitewater Trips and Hot Springs in the Kootenays of British Columbia for Kayakers, Canoeists and Rafters. Adventure Publishers, location?, (1989).
Kimantas, John. BC Coastal Recreation Kayaking and Small Boat Atlas.
Volume 1: British Columbia’s South Coast and Vancouver Island. Whitecap Books (2007).
Volume 2: British Columbia’s West Vancouver Island. Whitecap Books (2007).
Kimantas, John. The Essential Vancouver Island Outdoor Recreation Guide. Whitecap Books (2008).
Kimantas, John. The Wild Coast. .
Volume 1. North and West Vancouver Island.
Volume 2. North and Central Coast.
Volume 3. South Coast and East Vancouver Island.
McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle (1998). ... cfm?PC=215
Miller, Robert H. Kayaking the Inside Passage: A Paddling Guide from Olympia, Washington to Muir Glacier, Alaska. Countryman Press (2005)
Noel, Lynn (Editor). Voyages: Canada’s Heritage Rivers. Breakwater Press, Saint John’s (1995).
Northwest Brigade Paddling Club. Canoe and Kayak Trip Guide for the Central Interior of British Columbia. Still available? Sources no longer listed at site.
Robson, Peter A, with Karen Southern and Bryan Carson. Sunshine and Salt Air: Sunshine Coast Recreation and Visitor’s Guide. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2001).
Rogers, Joel W. The Hidden Coast: Kayak Explorations from Alaska to Mexico. Alaska Northwest Books, Anchorage (1991). Ed note: Coffee-table book.
Snowden, Mary Ann. Sea Kayak Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (2005).
Snowden, Mary Ann. Sea Kayak the Gulf Islands. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (2004). Ed note: Revised from her Island Paddling (1990).
Stalker, Aileen and Andrew Nolan. Paddling through History: Sea Kayak Vancouver and Victoria. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (2005).
Stedham, Glen. Vancouver Paddler: Canoeing and Kayaking in Southwestern British Columbia. Glen Stedham Books (1999).
Voss, Jennifer. Stikine River - A Guide to Paddling the Great River. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (date?).
Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips: British Columbia. Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).

Paddling and related information, online.
cartespleinair (Charles Leduc library).
then Canot, then Cartes (reports) or Canorama (overiew).
If you use any of the information supplied at cartespleinair, please consider making a contribution to the Fonds pour la Préservation des Rivières (FQCK) at
Che-Mun. The Journal of Canadian Wilderness Canoeing.
Ed note: Issues are available online two quarters after publication.
Kayak West Forum.
Nastawgan. Published quarterly by the Wilderness Canoe Association.
To view the Index, go to
Once there, select a Category (for example Trip information).
To view the Archives, go to ... pubCode=NJ ;
digitization of the database is incomplete and the Search features are not useful.
Out There.
The canoe-related Route information is largely under Adventure/Sports but you might want to look at other folders.
Links specific to British Columbia.
Ed note: See also the paragraph Paddlers’ sites.
BC Marine Trails Network.
Coastal Waters Recreation.
Ed note: The site has lots of links and it has maps for sale.
A Guide to Canoeing Safety in British Columbia. ... ochure.pdf
Inside Passage Registry.
“This is a registry of trips made through the Inside Passage (Washington, British Columbia, Alaska) by small, human-powered vessels (kayaks, canoes, rowboats and pedal-boats). You'll also find a variety of information sources if you're planning or dreaming about an IP (Inside Passage) trip. The page is divided into six sections:”
Kayak, Canoe and Rowboat Registry & Trip Reports. ... /#Registry
Upcoming and Current Trips. ... try/#Trips
Trip Account Books. ... try/#Books
Free Information Sources. ... y/#Sources
Gear. ... stry/#Gear
Classifieds. ... lassifieds
Kayaking in British Columbia.
Sea Kayaking Directory.
WaveLength Magazine; North Coast. ... Coast.html
WaveLength Magazine; Central Coast. ... Coast.html
WaveLength Magazine; Inner South Coast. ... Coast.html
WaveLength Magazine; West Vancouver Island.
West Coast Paddler Destinations.
Ed note: Both coastal and interior.
The Wild Coast (John Kimantas).

Paddlers' sites.
Ed notes:
1. Please inform me of omissions.
2. I post links to reports at these sites, but only sporadically.
Andrew Allan. (ocean canoe trips)
Jim and Ted Baird. (Canoe Beyond)
Tom Howell.
Margot and Vernon Neis.
Christian Roux.
Jonathan Walpole.
Ed note: Links and photos, world-wide.
Kayak West.
Ed note: River guides, forums, etc.
Paddling Coastal British Columbia.
Ed note: Many links.
West Coast Paddler.
West Coast Paddler Destinations.
Ed note: Detailed descriptions, with campsite locations, access/egress points, etc, for both coastal and interior Routes.
The Wild Coast (John Kimantas).
Ed note: Trip reports and links.