Canada - Great For A Sailing Vacation

By: D. Browall

North of the U.S./Canadian boarder; the Pacific coast of British Columbia has one of the most interesting and dramatic cruising grounds in the world. Here you will find snow capped mountains, waterfalls cascading down rugged cliffs, plenty of islands and quiet, still fjords. The 282 mile (456 km) long Vancouver Island give shelter to most of the mainland from the Pacific Ocean and creates an inland sea. The most visited charter area is the Gulf Islands in the south. Another great cruising area is at the North of the Strait of Georgia, where an archipelago of islands borders the magnificent Desolation Sound.

Canada is located in North America, just north of the United States. However, it's not a landlocked area. As a matter of fact, it's bound by Pacific Ocean in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. There are also a lot of beautiful islands that make up the country. That's why many people opt to go to sailing in Canada during vacations and breaks.

There are a lot of places where you can go sailing in Canada. You can basically start at the British Columbia. There are more than 70 marine parks scattered all over this area. They are well preserved in compliance with the environmental laws of this country. This Canadian province is also located near the Pacific Coast. The best time to go sailing will be in the summer, when the weather is dry and warm. There are also several bays and inlets such as Black Lake, which could be a good place for kayaking.

The Gulf Islands North of the Strait of Georgia is also an interesting venue to visit during your holiday vacation. There are simply countless places to explore. These can include the Wallace and Prevost Islands. You may also want to enjoy the flora and fauna of various marine parks, like Pirates' Cove and the Sidney Spit. These locations aren't only fabulous for couples but for families as well. You can set up camp or go fishing besides enjoying some sailing in Canada. Then you can all go down to the main village in Saltspring Island, Ganges. Moreover, if you want to most wonderful view of Gulf Island, don't forget to continue to Mount Norman, found in the island of South Pendar.

Vancouver Island, on the other hand, is mainly made up of fjords and inlets, where you can bring your yacht charter. One of the most renowned is referred to as Alberni Inlet. If sailing suddenly wears you out, you can move to the mountains of Malahat. It is more than 1,000 feet above sea level. If you want some great challenge you better prepare your mountain gear.

Finally, go on a sailing vacation in Canada and enjoy one of the most beautiful marine parks there is found in Desolation Sound. It's very huge, covering more than 20,000 acres of shoreline and land. You can also set on a trail and explore the hills and waters of the Gifford Peninsula.

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