Council of

Advocating for Recreational Boaters

In January 1956, the first meeting of interested boating clubs was held in Nanaimo. It was then formally registered as British Columbia Non Profit Society in January 1980 representing the interests of boaters from more than 50 British Columbia boating organizations. We have representation on Provincial and Federal committees to provide and receive information pertinent to our recreational interests, and collaborate with like-minded outdoor organizations in BC and Washington State.  In 1990, at the request of BC Parks, we formed B.C. Marine Parks Forever Society to assist in funding land purchases to be added to the Marine Park System. We meet four times per year, alternating between the mainland and Vancouver Island.

Current Council Activities

Top Priorities

  • Pender Harbour Dock Management Plan
  • Amendments to the Land Act
  • Ladysmith Maritime Society
  • Rejuvenation of the Council

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The Council is working and supporting a variety of projects

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The Marine Parks Forever Society is an all-volunteer registered non-profit founded by the Council of BC Yacht Clubs in 1990

We advocate for and financially support the creation, expansion or enhancement of BC Marine Parks.

We also execute special projects for boaters like the popular “stern-tie program”.


Our next meeting is on 

Saturday, September 14, 2024 

via Zoom.

The meeting schedule for 2024 is

  • February 17, 2024 via Zoom
  • June 1, 2024 at the South Delta Baptist Church in Tsawwassen and via Zoom
  • September 24, 2024 via Zoom
  • November 30, 2024 at Nanaimo Yacht Club and via Zoom
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