CAN/British Columbia

Welcome to the British Columbia Branch of The Nautical Institute!

Based in and around Vancouver and Victoria, we represent the interests of members all along the Pacific NW Coast, Canadian Arctic and the Far North.

With a high proportion of members working in ice-going roles (as well as in bulk cargo, ferry and port operations) in merchant, RCN and CCG capacities, much of our interest is in promoting safe and sustainable ice-handling operations and maritime developments in the Arctic.

However, membership is open and unrestricted to all those with a keen maritime interest - whatever their background and current position in the industry - as we aim to tackle issues concerning all mariners and shoreside professionals today.


When do we meet?

Technical Seminars normally take place monthly on the last Thursday of the month.  They are held at the CFB Esquimalt Wardroom, 1586 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, BC, V9A 5K5.  Doors to the Wardroom open at 1815.  We invite members to join for a social beverage prior to the technical seminar.  Beverage service ends at 1845 so come early.  

Committee meetings take place monthly in a variety of locations in a Hybrid format to be more inclusive for Committee Members who are not local.  While set for the Table Officers and Directors, branch members are always welcome to attend - we would love to see you.

If you have any questions please contact the Branch Secretary at [email protected].

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