• March 3, 2015
    2015 Spring Exchange:
    April 17-19, 2015 - Sooke! Skill sessions, seminars, socializing!

  • Feb 15, 2015
    2015 Spring Exams:
    Level Two and Three Exams Dates Posted! More...

  • March 17, 2014
    2014 Spring Exchange:
    May 9-11, 2014 - Salt Spring Island. Skill sessions, seminars, socializing!

  • March 17, 2014
    On-Going Training Policy Update:
    The SKGABC has evolved the On-Going Training policy to give options to more members! More...

  • Dec 22, 2013
    Northern Gateway Pipeline: SKGABC working to safeguard the BC coastline and sea kayaking industry.

  • Oct 25, 2013
    2013 Annual General Meeting: Nov 9, 2013 - Nanaimo, BC.

  • May 15, 2013
    Toquaht Bay Closure
    Alternative launch sites available at village of Macoah. More...

  • March 26, 2013
    Electronic Guide Logs
    Submit your logs using an easy electronic spreadsheet! More...

  • August, 2012
    Wolf Advisory: Vargas / Flores Island Park - Clayoquot Sound Due to wolf activity on Vargas and Flores Island this summer, BC Parks has issued a Wolf Advisory More...

  • June 1, 2012
    Tsunami Debris Reporting Environment Canada - Tsunami Debris Sighting and Reporting Information

  • May 25, 2012
    Online Resource Sheets Printable equipment list, emergency contact list, earthquake and tsunami notification, operating standards summary and more!

  • May 23, 2012
    Pacific Coast - Marine Weather Guide Environment Canada Marine Weather Guide for the BC Coast updated and online!

  • February 14, 2012
    Updated - Water Classification Maps: Outlining water classfications within British Columbia

  • February 14, 2012
    New Pro-Deal: Killarney Kayaks joins the SKGABC Pro-Deal Program! Deals for members from companies like: Aquabound, Brooks, Broform, Delta, Level Six, Nimbus, North Water, Ortlieb, and Seaward! Members Area

  • Technical Guides Manual
    The SKGABC has produced a manual for guides of every level. For more information Click Here


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2015 Spring Guides Exchange

Sooke, BC

April 17-19, 2015

Hosted by West Coast Adventure College, come join us in Sooke for another great Spring Exchange!


2015 Spring Exam Dates

Take the opportunity to upgrade your certification. Take a SKGABC Level Two or Three Guide Exam!

Contact to register!

More Info

Annual General Meeting 2014

Join us at the 2014 Annual General Meeting.

Learn more about our organization and become involved.

  • Read more - More Info

  • Fall Exchange Hiatus

    The SKGABC regrets that we will not be hosting a Fall Guides Exchange this year.

    As Exchange Attendance is considered one option towards satisfying the On-Going Training requirement of certification, the Alliance reminds members that there are many avenues to satisfy On-Going Training.

    • Attend a Fall Guide Exam - More Info
    • Alternative training courses or symposium - More Info
    For members who were counting on the Fall Guides Exchange to maintain certification, we will grant a one-year extension to their On-Going Training requirement. Contact to claim

    See you in the spring!

    On Going Training Policy

    The SKGABC has evolved the On Going Training certification requirement. To provide opportunities for members from many areas of the country & diverse scheduling availability, we have created option for members to satisfy this policy in new ways.


    Northern Gateway Pipeline

    The Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC (SKGABC) is disappointed to hear of the approval recommendation made by the National Energy Board Joint Review Panel regarding the Northern Gateway Pipeline. The SKGABC has been an active participant in the Joint Review Panel process.


    2014 Spring Guides Exchange

    Salt Spring Island, BC

    May 9-11, 2014

    Hosted by Island Escapades, come join us on Salt Spring Island as the SKGABC celebrates its 20th Anniversary!


    Summer Campfire Restrictions

    During the hot summer months it is common for restrictions to be placed upon open fires in the province.

    Keep track of restrictions at the BC Wildfire Management Branch

    Tsunami Debris Sighting and Reporting

    Sea kayakers often find themselves in remote, and infrequently visited areas. With the coming season, learn how to treat, and report Tsunami Debris, particularly items which may be hazerdous to health or the environment.

    SKGABC Guide Logs

    Download the new SKGABC Guide Logs Spreadsheet before submitting your logs!

    • Faster, easier, and paper free!
    • Record multiple years in a single document.

    More info...

    New Printable Reference Sheets

    Continuing to develop more resources for members, the SKGABC has created a number of printable reference sheets, easy to take with you next time you head on the water!

    Visit the Resources page to find a number of resources, including:

    More Info

    Environment Canada - Marine Weather Guide

    The Environment Canada Marine Weather Guide for the Pacific Coast has been updated, and is now available online! Visit the Environment Canada Website for More Info

    Water Classification Maps

    Updated water classification maps! Easier to read and understand, outlining the water classifications within British Columbia. More Info

    Technical Guides Manual

    Designed as a reference for proffessional guides, this manual details a wide-range of subjects; from Tides & Currents, Campcraft, to Risk-Management.
    More Info

    Weather Forecast Quick Links

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    Straight of Georgia North of Nanaimo
    Straight of Georgia South of Nanaimo
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    Juan de Fuca - Central

    Hecate Straigh
    Dixon Enterance East
    West Coast Charlottes - Southern

    Johnstone Straight
    Queen Charlotte Straight
    Central Coast

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