Houseboating on Cowichan Lake, BC

Cowichan Lake, one of the largest bodies of fresh water on Vancouver Island, BC., is located 20 minutes west of Duncan along Highway 18.

Houseboating is a popular vacation plan for families or a group of friends.  Swimming, fishing, exploring are some of the activities you Continue reading

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Family Fishing Day

Take your family fishing next weekend during Family Fishing Weekend.

Steven and I will be going to the Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association Outdoor Discovery Day next Sunday, Father’s Day.  This is an event we have attended for many years.  Our time to get together and do some target practice, fishing and of course, have lunch at the range.

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Proposed BC Coast Guard Base Closures

Attention Boaters – the Canadian Coast Guard needs your support now.

The Federal Government has proposed closure of the following bases:
Vancouver, Tofino, Comox, and Kitsilano.

You can help by choosing to visit the following facebook pages, commenting and sharing with your friends.

Kits SAR Base

Vancouver MCTS

Tofino MCTS

Comox MCTS

For boaters in B.C., you could also contact your MP.

 

 

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Boating Knots

One way to involve children when boating is to teach knots.  Knowing the correct knot to use will ensure the safety of your vessel.  Whether you are boating, fishing, camping, or securing a load to your car, being able to tie the following is essential.

  1. Bowline – a secure non slip loop Continue reading

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Boat Safety Reminder

The first long weekend of the season, May 19-21, 2012 is a popular time for boaters to be on lake or ocean water.  Ensure your boat has the required safety gear before heading out on the water.

Here is a “Five F” memory aid for checking your safety gear:

Fire – fire extinguishers, do you have the correct number and have
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