Boating BC Association

Boating BC Association

Owners of the Vancouver International Boat Show, Boating BC Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and highlighting the enjoyment of boating on Canada's West Coast, and to ensuring a positive atmosphere of growth for its members.

Involved in all aspects of supplying the recreational marine industry, Boating BC's members range from small owner/operated businesses to large, multinational corporations.

While striving to keep the industry free of obstacles inhibiting growth, Boating BC facilitates the professional development of its members, and actively seeks promotional and business opportunities for its membership.


Boating BC Initiatives

The voice of the recreational marine industry in British Columbia, Boating BC works with other industry groups – including local, national and international – and all levels of government to provide a strong and consistent voice for the boating community. Below is a brief synopsis of some of Boating BC's recent successful initiatives.

National Discover Boating Campaign partnership:

  • BC Boating Week Proclamation
  • Passage of Abandoned Vessels Act
  • Boat for Hope
  • Family Fishing Weekend
  • Georgia Strait Alliance Clean Marine Program
  • Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society
  • Regional Discover Boating Promotion & Community Contributions

Ongoing Representation on Committees:

  • Sport Fishing Institute
  • Regional Recreational Boating Advisory Committees
  • National Canadian Marine Advisory Council
  • Western Marine Community Coalition
  • Pacific Coast Marine Review Panel and Navigational Aids Sub-committee
  • BC Marine Conservation Analysis Working Group
  • Canadian Safe Boating Council

Government Issues Addressed:

  • Tax Policy Impacting Boating, Tourism and Economy
  • Provincial Grey Water Regulations
  • Small Vessel Regulations
  • Vessel Licencing Tracking
  • TP 1332 - Small Vessel Construction Standards
  • Fuel Stations
  • Foreshore Access and Waterfront Development
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Competency Program Changes
  • Vessel Operating Restriction Regulations
  • Compliance Labels
  • Disposal of Expired Flares
  • Anchoring Restrictions
  • Olympic Marine Security

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