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Power Boating | Boating Activities | Boating BC Association




Boats bring friends and family together, or they can take you away from the entire world. A power boat lets you travel to some spectacular destinations, but the real joy is in the journey. Out on the water, a whole new world of experiences open themselves to you and your crew. The look of exhilaration on a child’s face as they dive into the lake. The fiery sweep of a painted sky at sunset over a pristine, private cove. The thrill of riding out massive swells in open ocean or surfing the wake behind you. This is the magic that awaits you on the lakes, rivers and coasts of British Columbia.

Power boats range from personal watercraft, to large cruising vessels, ski boats, pontoon boats and house boats! Determining what is right for you and your family depends on where you live and the activities you plan to enjoy. You may want to watch the videos on this page for some inspiration, visit our Get on the Water section to learn more or visit Discover Boating to explore the different boats available. Getting started is easy – you can rent for an afternoon and, once you have the required training, you can charter and go further. If you’re already a seasoned boater, then follow our blog, The Wave, for stories about fellow boaters, new destinations, safety information, DIY tips, boating cuisine and more. If you have a story to share, let us know – we’d love to hear it!



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