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Helpful Links

Here is a collection of helpful, external links. Clicking any link here will open a new browser window. To return to this site, simply close the external site window.

Government Links

Fisheries & Oceans Canada 
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (

Canadian Coast Guard 
Canadian Coast Guard (

Transport Canada Registration Query System
This website lists all Registered boats in Canada. You can look them up by name or registration number.
Vessel Registration Query System (


Yacht Club Links

International Burgee Registry 
International Burgee Registry (

Reciprocal Moorage (


General Links

Animated Knots
This website shows you how to tie any type of knot. If you want to learn how to tie a knot, this is the easiest way to do it. 
Boating Knots by Grog | Learn How to Tie Boating Knots using Step-by-Step Animations | Animated Knots by Grog

Another excellent site to learn how to tie all types of knots.
Rope Knots - All Rope Knots Animated and Illustrated | How to tie all knots for Boating, Climbing, Scouting, Survival, (

This website lists all boat builders in B C. You can look up any boatbuilder there ever was and see a list of the boats they built. If you own a B C built boat and don't see it on the list, contact them and they will be happy to add it. 
British Columbia Boat and Ship Builders (
Boat Renaming
If you have recently purchased a new-to-you boat or are planning on changing the name of your vessel, this Discover Boating link will help you navigate the intricacies of doing it properly.
Renaming a Boat | Discover Boating

Safety Links

Fire Technicians Network  
A very good website covering all aspects of fire safety and fire extinguishers. 
Extinguisher FAQ - The Fire Protection Technicians Network (


Marine Traffic
This site allows you to track any vessel anywhere in the world that is broadcasting an AIS signal. You can set up any parameters you like, once you are registered as a user. 
MarineTraffic: Global Ship Tracking Intelligence | AIS Marine Traffic


Trip Planning Links

B C Marine Parks Forever
This association supports all boaters and has significant impact on Government Decisions. Well worth supporting. 
Home - The Marine Parks Forever Society (

Pacific Wild
An excellent site about bears, wolves and whales set up by Ian McAllister. Lots of information on what is going on on our coast. 
Great Bear Rainforest Conservation | BC (

The Nature Conservancy 
This site has articles on environmental issues all around the world. In particular, the Great Bear Rainforest.
Nature United

Ahoy BC
An interesting website that has information on cruising coastal BC. It has many links to other informative websites. 
Boating BC | Explore the Coast of British Columbia, Canada | AHOY BC

Weather Planning Links

This site (and smartphone app) is excellent for in-advance trip planning. It provides wind/wave/weather (and more) predictions up to 9 days in advance.
Windy: Wind map & weather forecast


Predict Wind
This website is very good for getting wind predictions up to 5 days in advance. It costs $19.00 per year but it is very accurate and reliable.
World Leading Wind & Marine Forecasts -

This is a good weather channel that shows all sorts of information in graph form, for any part of the world.
SpotWx | Home

Local Weather Forecast, News and Conditions | Weather Underground (

Sayward Webcam
Web Cams | Village of Sayward

National Data Buoy Center 
This site provides near-real-time marine conditions.
National Data Buoy Center (

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