Tides and Currents – Sea Kayaking British Columbia

Tides & Currents – Coast Mountain Expeditions

Below you will find links to the following information.

• 2016 Tide and Current Tables
• Discovery Islands Weather
• Fisheries Notice Reports

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Tide and Currents Tables

Tides and current tables are helpful for planning kayak trips. If you plan to paddle through some of the area’s tidal passages, you will need to know when and how fast the currents are moving. There are moments each day when the tide “reverses” and the current is slack. This information, along with projected direction and speed of the next tide, will help you plan safe passage.

Don’t wing it! These areas are potentially very dangerous and to stay safe you need to understand what’s happening when and where! With proper timing and appropriate skills, tidal passages can be safely negotiated by kayak.

If you are not familiar with how to read the tables, find out. Be sure you inderstand which way the tide flows and ebbs through the passage(s) you plan to traverse. Remember to adjust for Daylight Savings time – Government of  Canada  Current Tables are all presented in Standard time.

 

 

Canadian Hydrographic Service Tide and Current Tables

Regional Queries (Tides, Currents, Navigation Charts, etc.)
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/science/tides-marees-eng.html

2016 Tide Tables for our immediate area:

*Calculated as Timezone PST (Z+8): Add one hour for Daylight Savings.

TIDE (height) Campbell River (Vol. 6: #8074)
http://www.tides.gc.ca/Content/tidetables-tablesdemarees/2016/vol_6/wlev_ref/08074_public.pdf

TIDE (height) Owen Bay (Vol. 6: #8120)
http://www.tides.gc.ca/Content/tidetables-tablesdemarees/2016/vol_6/wlev_ref/08120_public.pdf

2015 Current Tables for our immediate area:

*Calculated as Timezone PST (Z+8): Add one hour for Daylight Savings.

Beazley Passage/Surge Narrows (Vol. 6: #5200)
http://www.tides.gc.ca/Content/tidetables-tablesdemarees/2016/vol_6/curr_ref/05200_public.pdf

Current (speed) Hole in the Wall (Vol. 6: #5100)
http://www.tides.gc.ca/Content/tidetables-tablesdemarees/2016/vol_6/curr_ref/05100_public.pdf

Environment Canada

Discovery Islands Local Weather (Campbell River area) http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-19_metric_e.html

Department of Fisheries & Oceans

Local Area Fishery Map of Discovery Islands (Management Area 13)
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/maps-cartes/areas-secteurs/13-eng.htm

Local Area Fishery openings & closures
http:www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/xnet/content/fns/index.cfm?pg=view_notice(=en&ID=recreational&ispsp=1

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