Be Whale Wise – BC Whale Watching Guidelines

Be Whale Wise - Whale Watching Guidelines in British Columbia, Cetus Research & Conservation Society

Being “whale wise” is one of the most important ways boaters, kayakers, and other mariners can help BC’s vulnerable whales. By following the Be Whale Wise Guidelines, mariners can profoundly diminish the negative impact their presence on the water has on whales and other marine mammals. The guidelines advise sound and sensible etiquette and responsible behaviour for boaters while on the water, particularly when in the vicinity of whales and other […]

By | May 3rd, 2018|Top Stories|0 Comments

Stand up for BC’s Endangered Old-growth Forests

Ancient Forest Alliance, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Photo Copyright: Ancient Forest Alliance

It is time to tell your MLA to stand up for BC’s endangered old-growth forests!

Since coming to power, the new BC NDP government has so far continued with the destructive status quo of massive old-growth forest liquidation and raw log exports. Despite promising in their 2017 election platform to manage BC’s old-growth forests based on the “ecosystem-based management” approach of the Great Bear Rainforest (where most of the forests on BC’s Central and North Coast were […]

By | April 9th, 2018|Sustainability, Top Stories|1 Comment

Sail Coastal BC with Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Sail Coastal British Columbia with Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Investigate. Inform. Inspire.

Over the past 12 years and countless nautical miles, Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s dedicated research vessel Achiever has clocked over 10,000 engine hours plying coastal waters in British Columbia to support our research, education and conservation programs. 2017 was no different, with Achiever spending 7 months during spring, summer, and fall in the Great Bear Rainforest and the Salish Sea.

In May, our spring ‘hunts’ visited lush estuaries as the days grew longer and […]

By | February 21st, 2018|Great Bear Rainforest, Top Stories|0 Comments

Love BC Wine? Love the Okanagan Valley!

Exploring British Columbia's Okanagan Wine Country, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada

Make your own choice of world-class wines in British Columbia!

The Okanagan Valley is the premier wine region in British Columbia, with over 80% of the total vineyard acreage in the province. Wineries range from large, world-class facilities to small family-owned boutique vineyards.

British Columbians have long taken inordinate pride in their wines, with over seventy wineries operating in the Okanagan Valley from Vernon south to Osoyoos, some offering tasting rooms. Most are […]

By | February 15th, 2018|Okanagan Valley, Top Stories|1 Comment

Ancient Forest / Chun T’oh Whudujut Provincial Park, BC

Ancient Forest / Chun T'oh Whudujut Provincial Park, Prince George, British Columbia. Photo: Ancient Forest Alliance

Last week, the Ancient Forest Alliance team visited the recently-established Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Provincial Park, located east of Prince George, an amazing rainforest of old-growth red cedars. The park was protected through a stellar, broad-based campaign led by a collaborative effort of the local Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Society, scientists at the University of Northern BC, and local environmental activists with the Dome Creek Forest Information […]

By | September 26th, 2017|Northern BC, Parks & Trails, Prince George, Top Stories|1 Comment

Rowing a SUP for Fitness and Fun

Oar Board Rower, inflatable SUP, Fitness Row 12, Whitehall Rowing and Sail

A few years ago boat designer Harold Aune, co-founder of Whitehall Rowing and Sail, and builder of the world’s best all water rowing boats since 1987, noticed the incredible number of standup paddle boards people were using to get out on the water and have fun paddling around. He wondered if there was a way to somehow convert these relatively stable boards into a sculling rowboat. After […]

By | August 4th, 2017|Fitness, Paddleboarding, Rowing, Sports|0 Comments

Canada’s Whitehall Rowing & Sail Builds the World’s Finest Boats

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There is a strong argument to be made in favor of stating that Whitehall Rowing & Sail hand-crafts the finest all-water rowing boats and sailing boats in the world.

Premium materials include hand-picked teak, sand cast bronze, brass, copper and hand-laid fibreglass. Classic looks, technologically innovative, and they row and sail like a dream in all water conditions.

But that’s what they do. Let’s consider the benefits to your lifestyle in owning one of these boats.

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By | August 4th, 2017|Rowing, Sailing, Sports|0 Comments