• January 7, 2017
    2017 Spring Exchange:
    Hosted by Gabriola Sea Kayaking on Gabriola Island, BC! More...

  • July 6, 2016
    2016 Fall Exchange:
    Hosted by PIKA on Pender Island, BC! More...

  • June 2, 2016
    2016 Fall Exams:
    Level Two and Three Exams Dates Posted! More...

  • February 1, 2016
    2016 Spring Exams:
    Level Two and Three Exams Dates Posted! More...

  • January 7, 2016
    2016 Spring Exchange:
    Hosted by Terracentric and Footprint Nature Exploration in Lund, BC! More...

  • August 14, 2015
    2015 Fall Exchange - Skookumchuck:
    September 24-26, 2015 - Current, skill sessions, socializing!

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

  • 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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The Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC is a non-profit society which upholds high standards for professional sea kayak guides and operators in BC. Through ongoing professional development and certification, the Alliance strives to ensure safe practices on an industry-wide basis. More information about the SKGABC...

2017 Spring Guides Exchange

Gabriola Island, BC ~ May 12-14, 2017

The 2017 Spring Exchange will be held on Gabriola Island, hosted by Gabriola Sea Kayaking!

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2016 Fall Guides Exchange

Pender Island, BC ~ September 30-October 2, 2016

The 2016 Fall Exchange will be held on Pender Island over the September 30-October 2 weekend. Hosted by Pender Island Kayak Adventures!

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2016 Fall Exam Dates Posted

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

Contact to register!

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Pacific Paddling Symposium

Victoria, BC ~ May 27-29, 2016

‘Kayak kamp’ for adults where instructors and participants have the chance to learn, connect and play! It will bring together the sea kayaking community for an inspiring three-day experience focusing on skills, education, leadership, heritage, safety, and camaraderie.More Info

Annual General Meeting 2015

Join us at the 2015 AGM - Nov 14, 1-4pm at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo.

Learn more about our organization and become involved.

  • Read more - More Info

  • 2015 Fall Guides Exchange

    Skookumchuk, BC

    September 25-27, 2015

    A great time was had at the Exchange - thanks to all who made it out and to Mountain to Ocean Adventure Training for hosting!

    The 2016 Spring Exchange will be held in Lund over the April 29 to May 1 weekend hosted by Footprint Nature Explorations, and TerraCentric Adventures. More details to come!

    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 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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