There are so many great places in Canada to visit, that you’d have to make a number of trips just to see the most interesting parts. Canada is the second biggest country in the entire world after all, from Alberta to Quebec to Ontario to British Columbia, there is plenty to see. Then add to that Manitoba and Vancouver Island. Probable the first places on your list to visit should be the best known internationally tourist attractions: the incredible Niagara Falls, the equally grand Jasper National Park and the spectacular Banff National Park. Some of the best locations for white water rafting can be found here and then there are other water sports such as kayaking and boating to consider. One of the best places to participate in these activities would be the longest river in Canada, the Mackenzie, which begins in the Northwest Territories and eventually ends at the Hudson Bay.  There are a lot of places where you can go sailing in Canada. You can basically start at the British Columbia.

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There are more than 70 marine parks scattered all over this area. They are well preserved in compliance with the environmental laws of this country. This Canadian province is also located near the Pacific Coast. The best time to go sailing will be in the summer, when the weather is dry and warm. There are also several bays and inlets such as Black Lake, which could be a good place for kayaking. The Gulf Islands North of the Strait of Georgia is also an interesting venue to visit during your holiday vacation. There are simply countless places to explore. These can include the Wallace and Prevost Islands. You may also want to enjoy the flora and fauna of various marine parks, like Pirates’ Cove and the Sidney Spit. These locations aren’t only fabulous for couples but for families as well. You can set up camp or go fishing besides enjoying some sailing in Canada. Then you can all go down to the main village in Saltspring Island, Ganges. Moreover, if you want to most wonderful view of Gulf Island, don’t forget to continue to Mount Norman, found in the island of South Pendar. Vancouver Island, on the other hand, is mainly made up of fjords and inlets, where you can bring your yacht charter. One of the most renowned is referred to as Alberni Inlet. If sailing suddenly wears you out, you can move to the mountains of Malahat. It is more than 1,000 feet above sea level. If you want some great challenge you better prepare your mountain gear.


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Currency: Canadian Dollar

Time zone (UTC -05:00)

Radio Channels 156.8 MHz - 16 Channel VHF


Water salinity from 3,3 to 3,7 %

Water temperature 7 °C – 8 °C

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The perfect period to sail in Canada is from May to September. Discover the best sailing areas and watch the gallery.


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VancouverIsland_Canada_Itinerary1 10 Days Gulf Islands

Day 1st Nanaimo to Newcastle Island – Mark Bay
Day 2nd Mark Bayto Thetis Island – Telegraph Harbour
Day 3rd Telegraph Harbour to Salt Spring Island – Ganges
Day 4th Ganges to Pender Island – Bedwell Harbour
Day 5th Bedwell Harbour to Saanich Peninsula – Sidney
Day 6th Sidney to Vancouver Island – Maple Bay
Day 7th Maple Bay to Vancouver Island – Chemainus
Day 8th Chemainus to Decoursey Island – Pirates Cove
Day 9th Pirates Cove to Gabriola Island – Silva Bay
Day 10th Silva Bay to Nanaimo

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Canada_Itinerary27 Days:

Day 1st Nanaimoto Secret Cove
Day 2nd Secret Cove to Egmont
Day 3rd Egmont to Princess Louisa National Park
Day 4th Princess Louisa National Park to Harmony Islands
Day 5th Harmony Islands to Pender Harbour
Day 6th Pender Harbour to Jedediah Island
Day 7th Jedediah Island to Nanaimo

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Canada_Itinerary314 Days:

Day 1st Nanaimoto Secret Cove
Day 2nd Secret Cove to Egmont
Day 3rd EgmontPrincess Louisa National Park
Day 4th Princess Louisa National Parkto Hardy Island – Blind Bay
Day 5th Blind Bayto Lund
Day 6th Lund to Desolation Sound Yacht Charters – Prideaux Haven
Days 7 – 10 Roscoe Bay – Teakerne Arm – Vondonop Inlet – Squirrel Cove – Refuge Cove -Manson Landings – Gorge Harbour
Day 11th Gorge Harbour to Vancouver Island – Comox BC
Day 12th Comox to Lasqueti Island
Day 13th Lasqueti Island to Vancouver Island – Schooner Cove
Day 14th Schooner Cove to Nanaimo


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