Boating

Options for Kelowna non-boat owner residents and tourists to have fun on Okanagan Lake have expanded with the GetMyBoat service app. (Contributed)

Have fun, but stay safe on Okanagan Lake this weekend: Kelowna RCMP

More RCMP resources brought in for B.C. Day long weekend

 

Council approved licencing fees for commercial operators in March. (File photo)

‘Let’s go get ‘em’: Kelowna cracking down on boat tour operators without dock licence

Licensed companies will have a sticker on their vessels so they can use municipal boat launches

 

Boat flips on Okanagan Lake. (Instagram)

11 men tossed into Okanagan Lake after pontoon boat flips

The incident happened Saturday afternoon

Boat flips on Okanagan Lake. (Instagram)
The city brought in licencing fees to cover the approximately $250,000 in annual maintenance cost of the docks at Cook Road, Water Street, and Sutherland Bay. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Okanagan commercial vessel operators capsized by city fees, rogue recreational boaters

Commerical boat operators take issue with private crafts offering tours for payment

The city brought in licencing fees to cover the approximately $250,000 in annual maintenance cost of the docks at Cook Road, Water Street, and Sutherland Bay. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Lake Country RCMP Detachment (Brittany Webster)

Man drowns on Wood Lake while assisting another man

B.C. Coroner Service attended the scene

Lake Country RCMP Detachment (Brittany Webster)
Canada Day safety urged by Kelowna Fire Department and RCMP. (Metro-Creative)

Stay safe on Canada Day weekend: Kelowna Fire Department, RCMP

The RCMP urges not to push your limits when in and on the water

Canada Day safety urged by Kelowna Fire Department and RCMP. (Metro-Creative)
Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910.
(Photo submitted)

125-year-old sailboat being ferried to new home berth on Vancouver Island

Ladysmith Maritime Society will care for Dorothy until Maritime Museum of B.C. finds permanent home

Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910.
(Photo submitted)
Emergency crews out on Okanagan Lake. (Image: Dave Ogilvie)

Man rescued from Okanagan Lake after wind flips boat

Strong winds flipped an inflatable zodiac Wednesday afternoon

Emergency crews out on Okanagan Lake. (Image: Dave Ogilvie)
Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

Let Outdoors West be your guide to the great outdoors this summer!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo
Residents cited mostly safety issues for boaters navigating between Wood and Kalamalka lakes. (File photo)

Plenty of support to dredge Oyama canal

The Oyama Canal for Management Society needs written comment from council in application to province

Residents cited mostly safety issues for boaters navigating between Wood and Kalamalka lakes. (File photo)
Options for Kelowna non-boat owner residents and tourists to have fun on Okanagan Lake have expanded with the GetMyBoat service app. (Contributed)

‘I’m on a boat’: Rental service expands to Kelowna

AirBnb concept adopted for Okanagan Lake boat rentals

Options for Kelowna non-boat owner residents and tourists to have fun on Okanagan Lake have expanded with the GetMyBoat service app. (Contributed)
Boat found adrift on Wood Lake May 25, 2022 (West Kelowna RCMP)

RCMP looking for owner of boat found adrift in Lake Country’s Wood Lake

The boat contained two paddles and pieces of a car seat

Boat found adrift on Wood Lake May 25, 2022 (West Kelowna RCMP)
(Contributed - B.C. CO Service)

8 charged, 3 vessels ordered off Kalamalka and Wood Lake

B.C. CO Service tweeted eight charges were handed out to anglers

(Contributed - B.C. CO Service)
Last year, RCMSAR volunteers from 31 marine rescue stations across coastal and inland B.C. responded to 515 calls for help on the water, assisting and saving 455 people’s lives.

RCMSAR reminds you to ‘call for help immediately’ when facing a marine emergency

If you experience an emergency on the water, call for help immediately.…

  • May 23, 2022
Last year, RCMSAR volunteers from 31 marine rescue stations across coastal and inland B.C. responded to 515 calls for help on the water, assisting and saving 455 people’s lives.
Lake Country Fire Department assisted with the rescue of a pair of boaters May 16 on Wood Lake. (Pixabay photo)

Duo rescued from Wood Lake after boat flips

Wind and waves caused the boat to lose balance

Lake Country Fire Department assisted with the rescue of a pair of boaters May 16 on Wood Lake. (Pixabay photo)
The Kalavista Boat Launch in the District of Coldstream has officially re-opened on Monday, May 9, following construction. Users are advised, however, the water in Kalamalka Lake is quite shallow and to use at own risk. (File photo)

Kalavista Boat Launch in Coldstream re-opens

Construction completed; water in Kal Lake quite shallow; use at own risk says district

The Kalavista Boat Launch in the District of Coldstream has officially re-opened on Monday, May 9, following construction. Users are advised, however, the water in Kalamalka Lake is quite shallow and to use at own risk. (File photo)
Late on May 2, volunteers Allen Langworth and Rob Sutherland, captain, with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station #106 Shuswap on rescue boat Tolonen remove a boat on a log boom in Shuswap Lake near Copper Island without any further damage. Other crew members not pictured were Tamara Lansing and Dave Harvey. (Marine Search and Rescue photo)

Shuswap marine search and rescue helps couple after boat collides with log boom

Boat operator misreads lights marking the tug and log boom, no one injured

Late on May 2, volunteers Allen Langworth and Rob Sutherland, captain, with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station #106 Shuswap on rescue boat Tolonen remove a boat on a log boom in Shuswap Lake near Copper Island without any further damage. Other crew members not pictured were Tamara Lansing and Dave Harvey. (Marine Search and Rescue photo)
Coldstrea’s Kinloch Boat Launch will be closed May 2-6 as Telus completes upgrade on Kinloch Drive. (Gyula Kiss photo)

Temporary closure for Coldstream boat launch

Kinloch Boat Launch closed May 2-6 as Telus does upgrade work

  • Apr 29, 2022
Coldstrea’s Kinloch Boat Launch will be closed May 2-6 as Telus completes upgrade on Kinloch Drive. (Gyula Kiss photo)
A Canadian coalition is calling for restrictions on boating noise as Transport Canada asks for public feedback on the issue. (Pixabay photo)

B.C. groups want to restrict noisy boats as Transport Canada looks at options

Decibel Coalition members advocating for limits for boat manufacturers and users

A Canadian coalition is calling for restrictions on boating noise as Transport Canada asks for public feedback on the issue. (Pixabay photo)