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Here is a online tide table for Vancouver, the page includes BC, WA, and OR. Tide table for Vancouver, British Columbia (2)
and here you can find tide speeds for BC
ALL BC tides

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Is that the Washburne Tables your talking about? If not, that's a great reference for our neck of the woods.

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Here's a link to the Current Atlas for this area:

Current Atlas: Juan de Fuca Strait to Strait of Georgia : Nautical Books at

We have it aboard as well, and always consult it if we are going somewhere. 48 Degrees North, our free regional monthly sailing rag (it's a very good little magazine and excellent resource, link below) did a great story a few years ago on going from Seattle to Friday Harbor. It was about the way the tidal currents can affect your cruising up here. The story was about two boats leaving at different times from the same place. I'm paraphrasing here, but one boat left bright and early at 5:00am and got to Friday Harbor at 3:00pm by going with the tide. The other boat left at 9:00am and did not get to Friday Harbor until something like 11:00pm that night. My recollection may be slightly off, but the gist is there. The cuurents can make a huge difference going with or against.

Last August we went from the NW tip of San Juan Island to Poulsbo (across from Seattle) in 10 hours one day. That was with the current. Four days later, going against the tide, it took 17 hours and two days...

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48° North - The Sailing Magazine

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