Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 31-01-2020, 10:06   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Atlanta
Boat: Bruce Roberts Spray 36
Posts: 9
Summer in BC

I would like to spend the summer enjoying the coast of BC. Any planning recommendations for where to stay, and re supply would be very appreciated. How did you do it when you did it before?
__________________

hi_im_nick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2020, 01:23   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: 49'N on Vancouver Island
Boat: 1998 Hunter 410 (now), 1981 Bayfield 32c (old)
Posts: 92
Re: Summer in BC

BC's coastline is massive. Between all of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, all the various Sounds (Desolation, Howe, etc), and points further north towards Alaska. Could you share where your boat will launch from, and what your cruising plans are?
__________________

VanIslandGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2020, 04:08   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Atlanta
Boat: Bruce Roberts Spray 36
Posts: 9
Re: Summer in BC

I'm going to launch from Portland, Oregon when the weather is nice, go as far north as reasonable, and coast down leisurely stopping often until it's time to bust a move to SoCal before the cold foul weather sets in. June-August is what I was thinking.
hi_im_nick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2020, 08:42   #4
Registered User
 
NewMoon's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Holladay, UT
Boat: Nordic Tug 37
Posts: 333
Images: 13
Re: Summer in BC

We've been cruising BC and SE Alaska since 1993. Big subject. Maybe a good place to start would be to spend some time with charts and cruising guides:

Waggoner
Exploring the South Coast of BC
Exploring the North Coast of BC

Except on the outside of Vancouver Island, and much of the BC North Coast (north of Vancouver Island), there are plenty of places to re-supply. We stay overnight most of the time anchored in some lovely cove - there are a zillion to choose from. Could email copies of the lists of anchorages we developed over time. June-August sounds good. Happy to discuss further,
__________________
Richard Cook
Dream Catcher (Nordic Tug 37)
"Cruising in a Big Way"
NewMoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2020, 08:56   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Canada
Boat: Lagoon 400
Posts: 47
Re: Summer in BC



Plan well. This will give you an idea of the size of BC
Knot Safety is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2020, 09:35   #6
Registered User
 
Macblaze's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Edmonton/PNW
Boat: Hunter 386
Posts: 886
Re: Summer in BC

I agree with New Moon: grab a Waggoners and have a good look at it. Then start to narrow down what you want to do.

Essentially from Washington to Campbell River, marinas and resupply is plentiful (diminishing in regularity as you head north). Campbell River to the N. end of Vancouver Island is sparser with Port MacNeill as the main resupply. The outside of Vancouver Island is all small villages and wild and beautiful anchorages. North of Vancouver Island you have Shearwater, which is small and Prince Rupert which is pretty big and that is pretty much it. And there is Haida Gwaii offshore for even more beautiful and rugged landscapes.

To sum up, the further north (or west) you go the less facilities available and the more beautiful the scenery
__________________
---
Gaudeamus igitur iuvenes dum sumus...
Macblaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2020, 09:50   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Atlanta
Boat: Bruce Roberts Spray 36
Posts: 9
Re: Summer in BC

I was unaware of this Waggoner guide, thank you for the recommendation.
__________________

hi_im_nick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is the Summer Heat in South Florida Worse than Grand Cayman in the Summer? spencerj1961 General Sailing Forum 3 17-12-2009 05:21
Sirius Summer Cruising Jon D Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 1 13-07-2006 21:17
Summer Sailstice GordMay The Library 4 07-06-2005 07:31
arrived at the summer berth witchcraft Great Lakes 0 25-05-2005 18:16
great lakes summer irwinsailor Great Lakes 8 13-09-2004 07:08

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:20.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.