Sign at Page's Resort & Marina

Page’s Resort & Marina in Silva Bay Purchases the Silva Bay Inn

Page’s Resort & Marina Ltd is delighted to announce the purchase of the Silva Bay Inn. The Inn and the Resort & Marina are located on Gabriola Island overlooking Silva Bay and the Flat Top Islands. Gloria Hatfield, President of Page’s Resort, is excited to welcome Silva Bay Inn into her family’s business. Also –…

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Day Long Maintenance Courses at the Wooden Boat Festival, Sept. 6 & 7

Nothing can ruin boating more than a diesel or electrical problem. You could be in a remote destination when something goes wrong and during the prime cruising season, when good maintenance help is hard to find. Having the basic troubleshooting skills can help you diagnose and solve problems, and get you back underway. Even if…

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Marine Electrical Troubleshooting
View of Mill Bay Marina from the beach.

The New Mill Bay

The new Mill Bay marina took us by surprise. We arrived at Mill Bay Marina and were completely taken by surprise. To borrow Steve Martin’s words, “Wow, all I can say is wow.” This is not the Mill Bay Marina we remembered from several years ago when there were just a few deteriorated wooden docks…

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Swinomish Channel Closures July through November 2017

Swinomish Channel Closures July through November 2017 Alert to boaters planning to travel through the Swinomish Channel in the 2017 summer/fall season.  Due to work on the Railroad Bridge at the north end of the channel, the bridge will rotate to close and the Swinomish Channel will be closed to boat traffic during various times…

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Genoa Bay Marina

Genoa Bay Marina in British Columbia

Have you ever visited a destination and after a couple of days you just don’t want to leave? Where the service is second to none and the people operating the marina love what they do. We had such an experience when we visited Genoa Bay Marina, British Columbia the first time in the summer of…

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Changes Come to Cowichan Village

Changes Come to Cowichan Village Cowichan Bay, a long-time favorite with many boaters, has seen some recent changes. Fishermen’s Wharf, located behind the breakwater, is the main facility in Cowichan Bay that offers transient moorage. Dungeness Marina was recently sold and no longer offers transient moorage. Bluenose Marina is currently on the market but still offers 100 feet…

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View of Maple Bay Marina.

Landon’s Cruising Report – Cowichan Valley

Landon’s Cruising Report – Cowichan Valley Another hop and a skip south, we arrived at Maple Bay Marina via Sansum Narrows.  Maple Bay, Genoa Bay, Cowichan Bay, and the inland city of Duncan make up the greater Cowichan Valley area on Vancouver Island. Duncan is known for its excellent Farmer’s Market, one of the best in…

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Canadian Coins Are Celebrating 150 Years

                    As part of Canada’s 150th celebration this year, the Canada Mint has issued 48 commemorative coins! Canadian Coins – Check Your Change Many of the 48 special coins are collector coins. However, a number of one-of-a-kind coins are already in circulation like the two-dollar coins,…

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Sunset at Vesuvius in British Columbia.

Landon’s Cruising Report – Discovering Vesuvius

Landon’s Cruising Report – Discovering Vesuvius From Chemainus, we took another short hop south, this time to the tiny village of Vesuvius located on the northwest side of Salt Spring Island. Boaters are quite familiar with the town of Ganges on the east side of the island but often overlook the more remote, quiet setting…

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The Axe that Nearly Felled Lagoon Cove

Lagoon Cove Marina on the northeast end of W. Cracroft Island in the Broughton Archipelago has long been a favorite destination for boaters who are drawn by its unique charm and beauty. With the passing of Jean’s husband Bill, Jean decided it was time to sell the marina property. She ran the marina on her…

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Jim Ryan at Lagoon Cove.