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British Columbia Resources

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.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/304/
http://whc.unesco.org/fr/list/304/
Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/72/
http://whc.unesco.org/fr/list/72/
SGang Gwaay.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/157/
http://whc.unesco.org/fr/list/157/

UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves.
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/eu ... adamap.htm
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... p?code=CAN
Ed note: I was unable to find links in the French language.
Clayoquot Sound.
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 7&mode=all
Mount Arrowsmith.
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 0&mode=all

Environmental NGOs.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.
http://www.cpaws.org/
CPAWS, British Columbia Chapter.
http://www.cpawsbc.org/
http://www.cpawsbc.org/front/index.php
The Big Wild. MEC and CPAWS.
http://www.thebigwild.org/
Canadian Wildlife Federation.
http://www.cwf-fcf.org/en/
British Columbia Environmental Network.
http://www.ecobc.org
Sierra Club, British Columbia.
http://www.sierraclub.bc.ca/
Nature Conservancy Canada; British Columbia.
http://www.natureconservancy.ca/site/Pa ... c_ncc_work
Conservation de la nature Canada; Colombie-Brittanique.
http://www.natureconservancy.ca/site/Pa ... c_cnc_work

Parks Canada.
National Parks of Canada; British Columbia.
Glacier.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/glacier/index_E.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier_Na ... rk_(Canada)
Gulf Islands.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/gulf/index_E.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_Islan ... rk_Reserve
Gwaii Haanas / Haida.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/gwaiihaanas/index_E.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwaii_Haan ... itage_Site
Kootenay.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/kootenay/index_E.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kootenay_National_Park
Mount Revelstoke.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/revelstoke/index_E.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Reve ... ional_Park
Pacific Rim.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/pacificrim/index_E.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Ri ... rk_Reserve
Yoho.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/yoho/index_E.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoho_National_Park
National Historic Sites of Canada; British Columbia.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/docs/r/system-r ... 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.
http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/s ... index.html
Aboriginal Canada Portal; Heritage and Traditions.
http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/s ... 26711.html
Native American Technology and Art.
http://www.nativetech.org

Handbook of the North American Indians.
William C Sturtevant, General Editor.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
http://anthropology.si.edu/handbook.htm
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.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Highway
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.
http://www.canadiana.org/ECO/?Language=en
Geographical Names of Canada.
http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/
Photo sites.
BC Marina. (>10,000 images of the north coast and Alaska)
http://bcmarina.com/
Coastal Waters Recreation.
http://www.coastalwatersrec.com/compone ... Itemid,31/
MV Dirona. (Photos and reports from coastal cruises)
http://www.mvdirona.com/
Gold-Rush sources.
Klondike Gold Rush.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klondike_Gold_Rush
Chilkoot Trail.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilkoot_Trail
White Pass.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Pass
Gold Rush Stories.
http://www.library.state.ak.us/goldrush ... s/home.htm
Gold Rush Timeline.
http://www.library.state.ak.us/goldrush ... meline.htm
Biographies of Gold Rush Women.
http://library.thinkquest.org/11313/Gol ... index.html

Provincial Parks.
Government site.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/
Private site.
http://www.bcparks.com/
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BC_Parks
Marine Provincial Parks.
http://www.vancouverisland.com/parks/?id=547

Paddling clubs and associations.
Provincial, National and International bodies.
Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia (RCABC).
http://www.bccanoe.com
Canoe Kayak BC.
sprint, marathon, whitewater, dragon boat, ...
http://www.canoekayakbc.ca/
Sea Kayak Association of British Columbia.
http://skabc.org/
Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC.
http://www.skgabc.com/
BC Canoe and Kayak Sailing.
http://www.bccanoekayaksailing.ca/index.html
Canadian Outrigger Racing Association.
http://www.canadianoutrigger.com/home.cfm
Dragon Boat BC.
http://www.dragonboatbc.ca
Pacific International Kayak Association.
http://www.pikakayak.com/
Local clubs and associations.
Ed note: My sources for clubs and their contact information were the following:
Paddling Coastal British Columbia.
http://www.surfingvancouverisland.com/paddle/index.htm
Canoe Kayak BC.
http://www.canoekayakbc.ca/
CanoeKayak Canada.
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_pacific
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_pacific
Western Canoeing & Kayaking.
http://www.westerncanoekayak.com/clubs.php
Kayak West.
http://kayakwest.com/phpBB3/
End note.
BC Creek Boaters. Southwest BC; whitewater.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_pacific
Beaver Canoe Club. Burnaby.
http://www.beavercanoeclub.org/
Blackwater Paddlers. Quesnel; whitewater.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_pacific
Borderline Boaters. West Kootenays; whitewater.
http://www.borderlineboaters.com/cms/index.php
Forum at
http://kayakwest.com/phpBB3/viewforum.p ... 034ba57e91
Bulkley Valley Canoe & Kayak Club. Smithers.
Forum at
http://kayakwest.com/phpBB3/viewforum.p ... 034ba57e91
Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club. Sprint.
http://www.burnabylake.com/home.php
Campbell River Paddlers.
http://www.crpaddlers.com/
Chilliwack Centre of Excellence. Whitewater.
http://www.whitewater.org/cce/index.htm
Club Locarno. Vancouver.
http://www.clublocarno.com/
Comox Valley Paddlers Club.
http://www.comoxvalleypaddlers.ca/paddlers.html
Comox Strathcona Canoe Racing Club.
http://www.cscanoeracingclub.ca/index.html
Cowichan Kayak and Canoe Club. Duncan.
http://www.cowichansports.com/kayakandcanoe/index.htm
Cowichan Valley Dragon Divas.
http://www.dragondivas.ca/
Cowichan Valley Jolly Dragons Seniors Team.
http://sites.google.com/site/cowichanjollydragons/
Deep Cove Performance Paddling Club.
http://www.deepcovekayak.com/
Deep Cove Rowing Club. North Vancouver.
http://www.deepcoverowingclub.com/
Delta Outrigger Kanu Association.
http://www.deltaracingcanoe.com/
Dogwood Canoe and Kayak Club. Vancouver.
http://www.dogwoodcanoe.com/
False Creek Racing Canoe Club. Vancouver; sprint, whitewater.
http://www.fcrcc.com/
Fraser Valley Whitewater.
http://www.fraservalleywhitewater.com
Fort Langley Racing Canoe Club. Sprint.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_pacific
Fort Langley Rowing and Paddling Centre.
http://www.gorowandpaddle.org/centres/f ... lumn=3:3:2
Gibsons Canoe Club.
http://www.gibsonspaddleclub.ca
Golden Kayak Club. Whitewater.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_pacific
Gorge Rowing and Paddling Centre. Victoria.
http://www.gorowandpaddle.org/centres/gorge.php
Inlet Rowing Club. Port Moody.
http://www.inletrowingclub.com/
Island Paddlers. Saltspring Island.
Contact information at
http://www.surfingvancouverisland.com/paddle/index.htm
Jericho Outrigger Canoe Club.
http://www.jerichooutrigger.com
Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club. Sprint.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_pacific
Kelowna Canoe and Kayak Club.
http://onair.silk.net/~kckc/
Kelowna Dragon Boat Club.
http://www.kelownadragonboatclub.com
Ladysmith Dragon Boat Club.
http://ldbc.wordpress.com/
Lotus Sports Club. Burnaby.
http://lotussports.com/
Malaspina Kayak Club. Nanaimo; whitewater.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_pacific
Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_pacific
Nanaimo Paddlers.
http://www.nanaimopaddlers.org/
Nanaimo Paddling Centre.
http://www.gorowandpaddle.org/centres/nanaimo.php
Nelson Dragonboating.
http://nelsondragonboat.org/
Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club. Sprint, whitewater.
http://canoe.kics.bc.ca/
North Island Paddle Association.
Contact information at
http://www.surfingvancouverisland.com/paddle/index.htm
North Shore Kayak Club. North Vancouver; whitewater.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_pacific
North Van Canoe Club.
http://members.shaw.ca/deniselewis/index2.html
Northwest Brigade Paddling Club. Prince George; whitewater.
http://www.paddlepg.blogspot.com/
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_pacific
Forum at
http://kayakwest.com/phpBB3/viewforum.p ... 034ba57e91
Ocean River Paddling Club. Victoria. Performance kayaking and canoeing.
http://orspaddlingclub.com/index.php
Okanagan Paddlers. Kelowna.
Forum at
http://kayakwest.com/phpBB3/viewforum.p ... 034ba57e91
Paddle Fernie.
http://www.paddlefernie.com
Pacific Reach Paddling Club. Vancouver.
http://www.pacificreach.net
Pemberton Canoe and Kayak Club. Sprint, whitewater.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_pacific
Penticton Racing Canoe Club.
http://www.pentictonoutrigger.com
Penticton Paddling Centre.
http://www.gorowandpaddle.org/centres/penticton.php
Pitt Meadows Paddling Club. Maple Ridge; sprint.
http://pmpc.sportisite.com/
Port Moody Canoe and Kayak Club.
http://www.pmck.org/
Pulling Together Canoe Society.
http://www.pullingtogether.ca/
Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club. Maple Ridge; sprint, etc.
http://www.rckc.ca/
Shuswap Kayaks.
http://shuswapkayaks.com/
Skeena River Canoe & Kayak Club. Terrace; whitewater.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_pacific
Skeena River Runners. Terrace.
Forum at
http://kayakwest.com/phpBB3/viewforum.p ... 034ba57e91
South Island Sea Kayak Association. Victoria.
http://siska.ca/
Sproat Lake Canoe Club. Port Alberni; active?
http://www.members.shaw.ca/sproatlakecanoeclub/
Squamish Whitewater Paddlers. Whitewater.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_pacific
University of Victoria Kayak Club. Whitewater.
http://sites.google.com/site/uvickayakclub/
Vancouver Island Whitewater Paddling Society.
http://www.surfkayak.org/
Vancouver Kayak Club.
http://www.vankayak.org/
Vancouver Canoe Polo Club.
www3.telus.net/vcpc/
Vancouver Ocean Sports / Pogue Sports Canoe Club.
http://www.vancouveroceansports.com
Vernon Paddling Centre.
http://www.gorowandpaddle.org/centres/vernon.php
Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club.
http://www.vckc.ca/
Victoria City Rowing Club.
http://www.vcrc.bc.ca/
Victoria Youth Paddling Club. Sprint, whitewater.
http://www.vypc.ca/
Wai Nui O Kanaka Outrigger Canoe Club. Whitewater.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_pacific
West Shore Rowing & Paddling Centre. Victoria.
http://www.gorowandpaddle.org/centres/west_shore.php
Whistler Kayak Club. Whitewater.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_pacific

Links for paddlers.
Alexander Mackenzie Voyageur Route.
http://www.amvr.org/
Canadian Canoe Museum.
http://www.canoemuseum.ca/
Our Canoeing Heritage.
http://www.canoemuseum.ca/index.php/200 ... e-mainhtml
Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
http://www.chrs.ca/Main_e.htm
British Columbia Heritage Rivers.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/herita ... ivers.html
Google maps.
http://maps.google.com
Google Earth.
http://earth.google.com
Great Canadian Rivers.
http://www.greatcanadianrivers.com/
I Speak for Canadian Rivers.
http://www.ispeakforcanadianrivers.ca/
Canadian Rivers Network.
http://www.ispeakforcanadianrivers.ca/c ... twork.html
Trans Canada Trail.
http://www.tctrail.ca/home.php
Links specific to British Columbia.
Boaters' Net. (HAM radio net for boaters)
http://www.bcbn.ca/
Canoe British Columbia.
http://www.canoebc.ca/
Radio / Marine band frequencies and channels.
http://vancouver-webpages.com/peter/marine.txt
British Columbia lakes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_la ... h_Columbia
British Columbia rivers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Br ... bia_rivers

Government links for paddlers.
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Nautical Charts and Publications.
http://www.chs-shc.gc.ca/charts-cartes/index-eng.asp
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Tides, Currents and Water Levels.
Region 1; Pacific.
Map boundaries: Westing: 121 to 134 degrees; Northing: 48 to 56 degrees.
http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/cgi-bin/ti ... 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.
http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/english/Da ... 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.
http://www.chs-shc.gc.ca/twl-mne/curren ... nt-eng.asp
Coast Guard, Pacific Region.
http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/eng/CCG/Pacific
Natural Resources Canada; Topographical maps. (Toporama)
http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/maps/topo/map
Ocean Buoys. (Realtime)
West Coast Vancouver Island North.
http://weatheroffice.gc.ca/marine/weath ... 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
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/maps/Alaska.shtml
Information about Lifejackets and PFDs from the Safe Boating Guide.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/de ... 24.htm#lj1
Lifejackets & PFDs.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/de ... u-1692.htm
Minimum Safety Equipment Required for the Size and Type of your Pleasure Craft.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/de ... 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.
http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2010/ ... 1-eng.html
Links specific to British Columbia.
British Columbia Tourism.
http://www.hellobc.com/en-CA/default.htm
British Columbia road map.
http://www.hellobc.com/en-CA/Transporta ... ia.htm?S=N
British Columbia ferries.
http://www.bcferries.com/
Bears.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/bearsmart/bearsmintro.html
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.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fish/watershed ... rshed.html
British Columbia weather.
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/forecast ... html?id=BC
Marine weather, north coast.
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/marine/r ... l?mapID=01
Marine weather, south coast.
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/marine/r ... l?mapID=02
Marine weather, Strait of Georgia.
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/marine/r ... l?mapID=03
Weather and conditions for surfers.
http://www.bigwavedave.ca/latest.php
Environment Canada Water Office. Water levels.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/text_se ... &region=BC

US links for paddlers.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
https://www1.nga.mil/Pages/Default.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_G ... nce_Agency
NGA Maritime Safety Information.
http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/maritime/
NGA Digital Nautical Chart.
http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/dnc/
NGA Maritime Domain Contact Listing.
http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/nga01/in ... ID=Article
NGA Global Shoreline Data Set.
http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/nga01/in ... ID=Article
NOAA.
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/
NOAA Synoptic-scale weather maps.
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/
NOAA National Data Buoy Center. (Alaska and British Columbia)
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/maps/Alaska.shtml
NOAA Online chart viewer.
http://ocsdata.ncd.noaa.gov/OnLineViewe ... rTable.htm
NOAA Synoptic weather map for the BC coast.
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/shtml/P_sfcbw.gif
Tide Height and Current Speed Predictor.
http://tbone.biol.sc.edu/tide/sites_othernorth.html

Paddling and related information, offline.
Kanawa. Canada's Paddling Magazine. Published quarterly by Paddle Canada.
http://www.paddlingcanada.com/kanawa.asp
Go Trekkers. Maps for sale.
Barkley Sound.
Bella Bella.

Bowron Lakes.
http://www.gotrekkers.com/mm5/merchant. ... y_Code=220
http://www.gotrekkers.com/mm5/merchant. ... ions&show=
Alderson, Doug. Sea Kayak around Vancouver Island. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (2004).
http://www.rmbooks.com/books/aldvanisl.htm
Archer, Laurel. ( http://www.laurelarcher.com ) Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips: Volume One. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (2008).
http://www.rmbooks.com/books/fall08/nor ... trips.html
Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Kayaking Vancouver Island: Great Trips from Port Hardy to Victoria. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2003).
http://www.easykayaker.com
Backlund, Gary and Paul Grey. Easykayaking Basics: A paddling Handbook for the Pacific Northwest. Harbour Publishing (2004).
http://www.easykayaker.com/
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).
http://www.easykayaker.com/
Harbord, Heather. Sea Kayak Desolation Sound and the Sunshine Coast. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (2005).
http://www.rmbooks.com/books/harsea.htm
Harbord, Heather. Sea Kayak Nootka and Kyuquot Sounds. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (2004).
http://www.rmbooks.com/books/harnootka.htm
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).
Nash, Mike. Exploring Prince George - A Guide to North Central B.C. Outdoors. Rocky Mountain Books (2007).
Pratt-Johnson, Betty. Whitewater Trips and Hot Springs in the Kootenays of British Columbia for Kayakers, Canoeists and Rafters. Adventure Publishers (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.
http://www.thewildcoast.ca/ .
Volume 1. North and West Vancouver Island.
Volume 2. North and Central Coast.
Volume 3. South Coast and East Vancouver Island.
Atlases.
McGee, Peter. Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle (1998).
http://www.mountaineersbooks.org/produc ... cfm?PC=215
Miller, Robert H. Kayaking the Inside Passage: A Paddling Guide from Olympia, Washington to Muir Glacier, Alaska. Countryman Press (2005)
http://kayakingtheinsidepassage.com/
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).
http://www.harbourpublishing.com/title/SunshineSaltAir
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).
http://www.rmbooks.com/books/snosea.htm
Snowden, Mary Ann. Sea Kayak the Gulf Islands. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (2004). Ed note: Revised from her Island Paddling (1990).
http://www.rmbooks.com/books/snogulf.htm
Stalker, Aileen and Andrew Nolan. Paddling through History: Sea Kayak Vancouver and Victoria. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (2005).
http://www.rmbooks.com/books/stapad.htm
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?).
http://www.rmbooks.com/books/vossti.htm
Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips: British Columbia. Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Wenger, Ferdi. Kanuatlas Kanada - Band 1. West- und Nordwestkanada. Diekmann/Thieme Verlag (1987). Alsek River. Bowron Lakes. Cariboo River and Quesnel River. Chilcotin River. Dease River. Frances River and Liard River. Stikine River. Stuart River and Nechako River. West Road (Blackwater) River. Available (text in German) at
http://www.kanuverlag.de/index.html

Paddling and related information, online.
cartespleinair (Charles Leduc library).
http://www.cartespleinair.org
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 http://www.canot-kayak.qc.ca
Che-Mun. The Journal of Canadian Wilderness Canoeing.
Ed note: Issues are available online two quarters after publication.
http://www.ottertooth.com/che-mun/index.htm
Kayak West Forum.
http://www.kayakwest.com
My Trip Journal.
Ed note: Search function is available but entries are apparently unsorted by activity or location.
http://www.mytripjournal.com/
Nastawgan. Published quarterly by the Wilderness Canoe Association.
http://wildernesscanoe.ca
http://www.wildernesscanoe.ca/Nastawgan_Journal
To view the Index, go to
http://wildernesscanoe.ca/NastIndx.php
Once there, select a Category (for example Trip information).
To view the Archives, go to
http://news.ourontario.ca/nastawgan/Bro ... pubCode=NJ ;
digitization of the database is incomplete and the Search features are not useful.
Out There.
http://www.out-there.com
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 Paddling sites.
BC Marine Trails Network.
http://www.bcmarinetrails.org/
Coastal Waters Recreation.
Ed note: The site has lots of links, plus maps for sale.
http://www.coastalwatersrec.com/
A Guide to Canoeing Safety in British Columbia.
http://www.bccanoe.com/media/otherdocs/ ... ochure.pdf
Inside Passage Registry.
http://sites.google.com/site/insidepassageregistry/
“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.
http://sites.google.com/site/insidepass ... /#Registry
Upcoming and Current Trips.
http://sites.google.com/site/insidepass ... try/#Trips
Trip Account Books.
http://sites.google.com/site/insidepass ... try/#Books
Free Information Sources.
http://sites.google.com/site/insidepass ... y/#Sources
Gear.
http://sites.google.com/site/insidepass ... stry/#Gear
Classifieds.
http://sites.google.com/site/insidepass ... lassifieds
Kayaking in British Columbia.
http://www.kayakonline.com/british_columbia.html
Sea Kayaking Directory.
http://www.seekayak.com/
WaveLength Magazine; North Coast.
http://www.wavelengthmagazine.com/Paddl ... Coast.html
WaveLength Magazine; Central Coast.
http://www.wavelengthmagazine.com/Paddl ... Coast.html
WaveLength Magazine; Inner South Coast.
http://www.wavelengthmagazine.com/Paddl ... Coast.html
WaveLength Magazine; West Vancouver Island.
http://www.wavelengthmagazine.com/PaddleBCVI.html
West Coast Paddler Destinations.
Ed note: Both coastal and interior.
http://westcoastpaddler.com/html/locations.htm
The Wild Coast (John Kimantas).
http://www.thewildcoast.ca/
American whitewater.
http://www.americanwhitewater.org/conte ... /state/BC/
http://www.americanwhitewater.org/conte ... /state/BC/
http://www.americanwhitewater.org/conte ... region/BC/
http://www.americanwhitewater.org/conte ... /state/BC/
Every Trail.
http://www.everytrail.com/browse.php?ac ... h+Columbia
paddlingabc.com.
Ed note: Alberta also.
http://www.paddlingabc.com/doku.php?id=start
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=http://w ... 72&t=h&z=3
paddling.net.
http://www.paddling.net/places/BC/
REI. Flatwater, whitewater, sea kayaking.
http://www.rei.com/guidepost/list/briti ... oeing/bc/6
No whitewater entries at time of posting.
http://www.rei.com/guidepost/list/briti ... king/bc/10
Trails.com. Flatwater, whitewater, sea kayaking.
Nothing at time of posting.
trailpeak.com.
http://www.trailpeak.com/

Paddling 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)
http://ripplewake.ca/
Jim and Ted Baird. (Canoe Beyond)
http://www.canoebeyond.com/jim.html
Tom Howell.
http://www3.telus.net/public/t-howell/
Margot and Vernon Neis.
http://www.vvneisfamily.com/canoeing/
Christian Roux.
http://www.cgrizz.com/
Jonathan Walpole.
Ed note: Links and photos, world-wide.
http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~walpole/kayaking.html
Kayak West.
Ed note: River guides, forums, etc.
http://kayakwest.com/
Paddling Coastal British Columbia.
Ed note: Many links.
http://www.surfingvancouverisland.com/paddle/index.htm
West Coast Paddler.
http://westcoastpaddler.com
West Coast Paddler Destinations.
Ed note: Detailed descriptions, with campsite locations, access/egress points, etc, for both coastal and interior Routes.
http://westcoastpaddler.com/html/locations.htm
The Wild Coast (John Kimantas).
Ed note: Trip reports and links.
http://www.thewildcoast.ca/

Route information at CCR.
First, a comment on our coverage:
CCR's founder, Richard Munn, started with Ontario Canoe Routes and went national only later. Since the acquisition, we have made strenuous efforts to improve coverage of the other provinces and territories.
We must rely on the paddling community to write most trip reports, but we can help in other ways. One of our initiatives, which continues, has been to search the net for trip reports and to post links to them, as described below.

CCR provides Route information in a variety of ways.
The two main sources follow.
The Route Information stickys posted at Canadian Route Forums & Resources
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/viewforum.php?f=73
Click on Discussion & Resources for the province/territory and then on the Route Information sticky for the river/lake of interest.
Once the new Routes section is up and running, we shall transfer all these entries to it.
The Routes section at
http://www.myccr.com/places.htm
contains more formal trip reports.
The Browse feature
http://www.myccr.com/canoedb/browseroutes.htm
gets you to a map of Canada. Clicking on a Province/Territory gets you to a map with paddling regions for that P/T. Another click gets you to a list of Routes in the region. We’ll fix things, but some Routes are filed incorrectly; check other regions if you can’t find what you want.
The Search feature
http://www.myccr.com/canoedb/searchpage.php ,
which accesses the same database, allows you to look for Routes satisfying certain criteria. We don’t find this feature so useful and shall likely change it.

You might look also at the Trip Reports folders posted in Canadian Route Forums & Resources
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/viewforum.php?f=73
Some paddlers post their trip reports in the Forums, rather than in the Routes database.
I go through these Forums several times per year and post links to the reports in the Route Information stickys.
Check out the note at the head of the thread to learn which entries have already been documented in the Route Information stickys.

In the final analysis though, CCR’s members are the most valuable source for Route information They are highly knowledgeable, highly experienced and eager to help. If you can’t find elsewhere the information you want, just post in the appropriate Provincial/Territorial Route Forum.

Route information (trip reports, links to trip reports, etc)
Statement of CCR policy regarding Route information.
If we can’t post the information ourselves, then we’ll try to provide the paddling community with easy access to it.
We welcome your contributions to our library of trip reports and other Route information (for example links to other sites with such information, in general just about any similar contribution to the paddling community); please post in this thread or send email to routes(AT)myccr.com .
Statement of CCR policy regarding copyright.
Copyright to the original source remains with the provider.
Copyright to CCR's presentation of the information belongs to CCR Inc.

Thanks to aaront, Jean Allan, Jim Baird, Canoeheadted, Marc Charron, SGrant, GuyThaLizard, Tom H (tips on links), Hank Hays, JAGM77, Krusty, Monster, Vernon Neis, paddling.net, Christian Roux, Marilyn Sprissler, Tom Unger, shiftlessbum, Stencil, superjens, Alan Thomson (RCABC), Johanna Wandel and Hugh Westheuser.

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 Post subject: Re: BC Resources
PostPosted: April 15th, 2009, 4:30 pm 
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Allan, I got this reply from the government when I told them about the broken links:

The following is provided as general information and we suggest that you consult the following link(s) for more information:

Marine Weather for: South Coast
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/marine/r ... l?mapID=02

We hope this information will be helpful to you.

Thank you for your interest in the Canada Site.

Information about Government of Canada programs and services can be obtained through the Government of Canada's information services:

Internet: http://www.canada.gc.ca
E-mail: sitecanadasite@canada.gc.ca
Telephone: 1 800 O-Canada (1 800 622-6232)
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--- Original Message ---
From: cyberhun2000@shaw.ca
Received: 04/08/2009 09:12am Eastern Standard Time (GMT - 4:00 )
To: sitecanadasite@canada.gc.ca
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fname: tom

comments: the link to marep weather buoys off van isle has changed and the website seems not to have new links to get buoy data. this is the broken link:
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/marine/region_01_e.html

what is the new link, please?

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Also, for buoys in other parts of the pacific there's a good link here to a NOAA page:
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/maps/Alaska.shtml

and for global portal to buoy data:
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/rmd.shtml

I think it was you was asking me about how to access buoy data from areas other than West Sea Otter.
Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: January 2nd, 2010, 1:19 pm 
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Thanks, Tom!
The government reply is useless; I have already posted that link. I didn't expect more from them though.
The problem is that I can't figure out how to access the Buoy data at that site. But that's the user-friendly approach one is used to from those guys.
But the NOAA site seems to have all the information I need, so I'll post that link here and appropriate links elsewhere. Sad though that I can access Canadian data only through a US site. Regards, Allan

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