Water Classification Maps:

This map created by the SKGABC outlines the water classifications in various locations on the BC coast. – Covers from Strait of Georgia (South Vancouver Island) to Hecate Strait (Haida Gwaii).

Government of Canada—Canadian Hydrographic Service Publications

Transport Canada:

Reports and Studies:

SKGABC participates in studies that involve the Tourism industry in BC, safety on our coast (i.e. Lighthouse de-staffing) and the ecology of our coastal environment.
Find reports from such studies and initiatives here.

Earthquake and Tsunami information and Notification:

Tsunamis and earthquakes are a real threat on our coast. This PDF covers Emergency Service's tsunami notification system and provides resources for guides to stay up to date with any relevant tsunami information.

Packing List:

This checklist for guides includes all equipment items both required and suggested by the SKGABC. This is a helpful tool to make sure you don’t forget anything.

Emergency Contact List:

This document covers important emergency phone numbers and local radio channels for all major areas of the BC coast. (*This list is not a substitute for your own research and emergency preparations.)

Operating Standards Summary:

This document provides a quick overview of SKGABC’s client to guide ratios, water classification definitions, operating procedures and required safety equipment.