Trip Planning

Weather for British Columbia

Environment Canada – Pacific Coast Weather

Weather forecast interpretation for boaters

BC regional marine weather guide

NOAA (North American Ocean and Atmospheric Association)

WMO (World Meteorological Organization)

Maritime Information Portal

Windfinder – real-time weather reports for BC

Weather tracker in real-time

Tides & Currents for British Columbia

Fisheries & Oceans Canada – tides and currents for zone 10


BC Ferries schedules

BC Water Taxis

River Data

River heights – Canada Water Office

River forecasts – Environment Canada

Avadepth for Fraser River – Canada Water Office

National and Provincial Parks

God’s Pocket Marine Provincial Park

Gulf Island Reserve – Parks Canada

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve – Parks Canada

West Coast Paddlers – places to paddle

Facilitator resource material

PIKA New paddler guidelines 2015

PIKA trip facilitators package 2017

Marine weather guide: PIKA Feb 2014

Weather log 2017

Facilitators forms

Updated to February 28, 2015

Group waiver – Word

Group waiver – PDF

PIKA float plan – Word

PIKA float plan – PDF

PIKA float plan – fillable PDF

Trip report – Word

Trip report – PDF

Trip report – fillable PDF