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New map series to be launched for 2019

The series is called "Deck Toppers" for the ease-of-use when on the water. Paddlers can keep track of the shoreline by placing the mapsheet under the bungee cords on the deck of the kayak. Boaters will want one handy on the deck as well for reference of the surrounding shoreline.

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New products for spring 2018

Wild Coast Publishing is proud to introduce the first of its new line of products for 2018: the updated edition of the Desolation Sound/Discovery Islands mapsheet. It is one of a slew of new items being released this spring.

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A refuge for whales?

When the World Cetacean Alliance announced the designation of Whale Heritage Sites to mark the world's locations where humans and whales are coexisting at their best, the idea couldn't help but capture the interest of the North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association. The result is that North Vancouver Island will likely be home to one of the world's first Whale Heritage Sites.  The program's goal is to grant status to places around the world where cetaceans are celebrated through art, education, research and cultural events; where sustainable practices ensure the health of cetacean habitats; and where coexistence is supported through law, policy and cooperation. This mirrors most goals of the North Island stewardship association, and whale researcher Jared Towers believes...

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The Salish Sea Marine Trail is born!

Trans Canada Trail (TCT) and BC Marine Trails Network Association have come up with the perfect recipe for connecting Vancouver Island and the rest of Canada by trail. Just add saltwater and stir with a paddle. The result will be the Salish Sea Marine Trail, a blueway – a saltwater route designed for paddlecraft and small beachable boats – that will connect The Great Trail (the new name for the Trans Canada Trail) from Horseshoe Bay on the BC Mainland to Kilometre Zero of The Great Trail at Clover Point in Victoria. The 257-kilometre trail will snake north from Clover Point along Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula into the Gulf Islands, then north past Nanaimo through the Winchelsea and Ballenas islands...

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