As we enter our 25th year of business we’re reflecting on all of the things that make our lives on this island and in this beautiful region possible. It’s undeniable that we rely on the health of the Howe Sound environment as paddlers, guides and residents. We enjoy speaking to our guests about the history and marine ecology of Howe Sound during our tours and we want to do more.
Throughout July and August 2021, we will donate to My Sea to Sky $2 from each paddler on a 3-hour tour and $4 from each paddler on a full-day tour.
Founded in 2014, My Sea to Sky is working to defend, protect and restore Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound. They are managing a number of campaigns to raise awareness of issues in the region including the Protect Howe Sound campaign.
Howe Sound is a place of wild beauty, right next door to the bustling city of Vancouver, B.C. After decades of recovery efforts and millions in taxpayer dollars, Howe Sound is coming back to life. The herring have returned, and with them, the salmon, dolphins, and whales have returned.
Howe Sound and its watersheds provides critical ecosystem services valued at $7.5 billion annually, including: food, clean water, a stable climate, protection from natural disasters, and a place to relax, recreate, and reconnect with nature. All of this is threatened by several heavy industrial projects proposed for Howe Sound, including Woodfibre LNG and its associated FortisBC pipeline, and the Burnco gravel mine.
Interested in how you can learn more or get involved? Take a look through some of the resources below. Donations are appreciated and are sent directly to My Sea to Sky, using the form below.
How To Get Involved
Chip in to support critical campaigns to defend, protect and restore Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound.
“My Sea to Sky is a registered non-profit, but to ensure our community’s advocacy can be as effective as possible, we are not a charity, and donations are not eligible for a tax credit…Since our launch in 2014, we have been funded through personal savings, family and friends; and powered by the passion of our volunteers. Your generous contribution will help us to run our critical campaigns to protect Howe Sound. Every dollar helps.”
All funds are sent directly to My Sea to Sky using Donorbox. Bowen Island Sea Kayaking is not responsible for collection, transfer or use of the funds. For more information on donation options please contact My Sea to Sky directly.
Check out this inspiring video of paddlers and communities coming together to support Protect Howe Sound.
Sign the Howe Sound Declaration and help stop Woodfibre LNG which if it goes ahead will harm marine and terrestial ecosystems, and pose health and safety risks for the communities of Howe Sound. By signing the declaration we call on the Provincial and Fedeeral governments to reject the Woodfibre LNG project and it’s associated pipelines and tankers.