Entries by Van Isle Marina

Dickinson at Dunkirk – by Mark Dickinson

My father was a participant in one of the most memorable triumphs of twentieth century history: The Evacuation of Dunkirk. The Dunkirk evacuation, codenamed Operation Dynamo and also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War Two from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk in the north  of […]

De-Winterizing Your Boat Checklist

Spring Maintenance Checklist for Your Boat   Spring is here and you’re more than ready to get back out on the water. There are a few key things you’re going to need to take care of first though, to make sure that your boat is ready for the inaugural trip. Not only will properly de-winterizing […]

Gulf Island Getaways

Explore BC’s Famed Southern and Northern Gulf Islands by Boat The Southern and Northern Gulf Islands are located just off the coast of Vancouver Island. Whether you’re looking for a family wilderness adventure or a bit of pampering at one of the many resorts, the Gulf Islands deliver. Because all the islands offer their own […]

Used Boat Buying Checklist

Looking for a Pre-Owned Boat? Give it a Thorough Inspection Before You Buy   Purchasing a used boat can save you lots of money, when done right. A lightly used boat that’s been treated with kid gloves can be an absolute steal and provide you and your family with many happy years on the water. […]

Dual Console Vs. Center Console Boats

How to Choose Between a Center Console Boat and Dual Console Boat Whether to choose a center console layout or dual console layout is a common decision when purchasing a new boat.  The console design you’re going to be happiest with is ultimately going to be the one that suits what you want to get out of your […]

Boat Maintenance Checklist

Use this Handy Checklist for Boats / Yachts Before Getting Back on the Water Boat maintenance is a key part of keeping your boat cruising smoothly for optimal enjoyment, safety and resale value. At Van Isle Marina, we know there’s a lot to think about when it comes to maintaining your boat. This is why […]

How to Make the Most of Virtual Boat Shows

Explore All the Options and Products from the Comfort of Your Own Home   In 2021, Canadian Boat Shows are going virtual in response to efforts to get Covid-19 under control. Vendors, brokers and presenters have had to get creative in this new online space, but they’re taking the challenge and filling their sails. As […]

Three Mouthwatering Chowder Recipes

Chowder is a dish that has stood the test of time since it’s so adaptable. It’s incredibly popular from coast to coast   In fact, Seafood chowder was even the backbone of a major fundraiser for the Vancouver Aquarium—that’s how much British Columbians LOVE their chowder! See the article by Vancouver Magazine here. All the […]