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Old 18-01-2016, 12:04   #16
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Re: Bound for the PNW

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Why stay south of the boarder? Living and working is so much better in Canada it seems a shame to stop in Seattle plus it is the finest cruising ground in the world (as long as you are set up for cold water and independent)
I was wondering about live aboard slips around Vancouver ?
I would be an American living on an USGC documented boat.

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Old 18-01-2016, 12:05   #17
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Re: Bound for the PNW

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Why stay south of the boarder? Living and working is so much better in Canada it seems a shame to stop in Seattle plus it is the finest cruising ground in the world (as long as you are set up for cold water and independent)
I'm in WA but my favorite cruising grounds are BC waters. Most of the sailors I hang out with think the same thing. We all want enough time to get up there on longer trips. Not sure that would fit in with the OPs intention to live at a marina. Canada is not entirely welcoming for long stays by "Americans". I looked in to it and I couldn't pass the requirements for sure. We love Canada and Vancouver Island, and the Broughtons, etc. and we love Canadians, for the most part, just like here.
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Re: Bound for the PNW

You would need to look into the regs but as far as I am aware US citizens can get a work permit relatively easily. Vancouver area would be my last choice. Anywhere on the E side of Vancouver Island or the sunshine coast or the sunshine coast has the advantage of warmer dryer weather. Once you get to Powell River or the Brauntons it gets wetter, colder and foggier and further north more so. It will all depend on what you do for a living as many 'skilled jobs' such as medical are in short supply and there are lots of opportunities.
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Re: Bound for the PNW

thanks everyone for your responses. We will not be living aboard I should have been more specific, after six years living aboard we have moved back to land. Primarily we are looking for a good location for day sailing and the long weekend get aways. A well maintained and reliable berth is what we are looking for. I'm sure heading north of the border will be in our plans at some point, as for the cold weather, we can always add a sweater. Appreciate the links/guides.
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Bainbridge Island has some open slips at the moment, before summer.
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