Entries by Van Isle Marina

B.C.’s Top 10 Freshwater Fishing Spots

The Best Fishing Lakes and Rivers in British Columbia With over 20,000 lakes and 750,000km of waterways, British Columbia is a freshwater fishing paradise and a dream for anglers.  Freshwater fishing offers a completely different experience to ocean fishing, and the opportunity to catch a variety of species of fish, some of which are unique […]

Choosing the Right Boat

What to Consider When Buying a Boat   Owning a boat opens up a whole new world of on-water adventure for you and your family. Buying a boat is a major decision but one you won’t regret if you choose the right one. Whether you are looking to buy for the first time or upgrade […]

Emergency Boating Kit Checklist

What Emergency and Safety Equipment Do You Need on Your Yacht?   An emergency boating kit should be on board with you at all times. All boaters know that nothing can be more relaxing than a day on the water, whether it’s an early morning fishing trip, an afternoon of sightseeing or a multi-day trip. […]

Safe Boating in Poor Visibility

How to Navigate and Stay Safe on the Water when Visibility is Restricted Boating requires all your senses to ensure you stay safe. If you have restricted visibility due to poor light or bad weather conditions, knowing what steps to take to keep you, your boat and other boaters safe is very important. The weather […]

A Guide to Green Boating

How to be an Environmentally Friendly Boater For boating enthusiasts, simply being on the water brings us joy. However, with that pleasure comes the responsibility to protect the marine environment and preserve it for generations to come.  The good news is, adopting green boating habits isn’t difficult. Just like the simple steps you’ve taken to […]

Boating Equipment Checklist

Use this Basic Boating Equipment Checklist to Ensure You Have Everything You’ll Need for Your Next Trip   There’s nothing like getting out on the water on a sunny summer day, or really, any day! Whether you’re going to a nearby cove for a day of fishing, or further out to explore the open waters, […]

Canada & United States Border Opens

August 9th, 2021 Welcome back neighbors, friends, family, & boaters! We are excited to announce the border will reopen to U.S. citizens & U.S. residents on August 9th. Starting August 9th  — fully vaccinated U.S. citizens & permanent residents living in the U.S. will be able to visit Canada without having to quarantine for two […]

Pacific Oysters: A Vancouver Island Delicacy

Delicious Pacific Oyster Recipes For You to Try Pacific oysters are abundant around the coastline of Vancouver Island, which is great news for those who enjoy harvesting and eating them. Shellfish lovers on Vancouver Island are lucky to have easy access to a variety of shellfish, including the Pacific oyster, which is recognizable by its […]

Pre-Departure and Boat Launch Checklist

A Quick Pre-Trip Checklist for Your Boat Before you head out onto the water, it’s important to complete a short boat launch checklist prior to every launch. This ensures you have everything you need and your boat is ready for a day at sea. This pre-departure check is similar to what you’d do when checking […]