Online Resources on Safety

Here are some useful links offering safety advice. Follow these steps before you go out on the water.


LOOK FIRST

Plan ahead. Pay attention to weather and marine conditions:

Weather and Wind

  Environment Canada weather

  Georgia Straight marine forecast

  Environment Canada pressure slope patterns (good for predicting winds)

  Wind temperature and webcams

  Windsurfing, kiteboarding and kayaking weather & info

Tides and Currents

  Vancouver area tide and current predictor

  Canadian Hydrographic Services tide, current and water levels

  Fisheries and Oceans tide, current, and water levels


BUCKLE UP

Wear a personal flotation device (PFD) at all times:

Information on lifejackets and PFDs


WEAR THE GEAR

Dress appropriately and bring the recommended safety equipment before leaving the shore:

  Red Cross recommended safety gear

  Transport Canada emergency communications and safety equipment


GET TRAINED

Training improves your technical ability and knowledge to make smart choices on the water:


Skills Development

  Canadian Yachting Association

  Red Cross Swim Programs

  Rowing Canada

  Canadian Masters Windsurfing Association

  Paddle Canada


Safety Knowledge

  Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety

  Red Cross Boating Safety

  Red Cross information on cold water/ hypothermia

  Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons

 
 
     
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