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The following can all be referenced free online. These are some of my favorites and all very good reads about making your way north.

This one shows an exhaustive number of photos of the various islands, bays, towns, docks etc. along the west coast up to Alaska. Clicking any one of the many entries in the left hand column gives access to the various photo spreads.
BC Canada North Coast and Southeast Alaska Images.

"Around Vancouver Island" by Tim Whelan. A great Vancouver Island circumnavigation story. Includes a route chart.
Around Vancouver Island: A story about circumnavigating Vancouver Island, British Columbia

"Adventures in the Charlottes" Another one by Tim Whelan. This is one of my favorites and a must read for anyone heading up to the Charlottes. Includes a route chart.
Adventures in the Charlottes: Chapter 1

Article from 48 north magazine. Running the Nakwakto rapids and exploring the vast and remote Seymour Inlet.
48° North - Feature Article

"Up the inside passage" Although this is a documentation of a flotilla of converted salmon trollers heading north it's still a great read.
Part 1
NWYachting
Part 2
NWYachting

"Up the west coast to Barkley Sound" by Marianne Scott. Going the wrong way around the outside of Vancouver island up to Barkley Sound.
NWYachting

From 48 North Magazine. "The Kindest Coast" by Jeramy Pataky. Purchasing a San Juan 24 and taking it up the inside passage.
48° North - The Kindest Coast
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Good work, Steve... I believe the Mariane Scott article you referenced is part of a book detailing several seasons exploring the west coat "the wrong way".
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How about a list of advisories "both good and bad"

We have experienced out of date guide information.
I would like to see updates from current cruisers.
Examples would be when a anchor bouy is missing or a gas dock has gone out of business or a marine waterway park is removed.
Speaking of fuel, I sure would like a list of fuel docks and their hours.
My suggestion to add to the list of guides is "Fish-n-Map Co".
They print a waterproof, cheap, San Juan/Gulf/Straight of Juan De Fuca map with lots of useful information.
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There is another guide, something to the effect of "Burgee's of the NW/BC" It lists marina's, and the YC's that in habit the marina's, with typically B&W copy of the burgees. I recall it being greenish in nature on the cover, with colored burgees in the background.

I am recalling there being another like it too.

Yachting, a larger freebe rag you can get here in the states, I believe it is availible up in BC too, Jan or Feb issue has a list of marina's, with the most recent hrs for the coming year with prices etc too.

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Well it certainly appears that the basic idea is well received.

Having slept on it I think most of the links will have to go. It's too hard to differentiate between what is non commercial and commercial.

Nonetheless links to cruise reports and blogs will go up and will stay I think.

I wasn't sure whether cruise reports as such should form part of the list but given the feedback lets do it.

One thing that is worthwhile is that any mention of shore facilities will carry a date of the report. Anyone then thinking of using that facility can ask for an update if the original is say more a season out of date.
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There is another guide, something to the effect of "Burgee's of the NW/BC" It lists marina's, and the YC's that in habit the marina's, with typically B&W copy of the burgees. I recall it being greenish in nature on the cover, with colored burgees in the background.

I am recalling there being another like it too.

Yachting, a larger freebe rag you can get here in the states, I believe it is availible up in BC too, Jan or Feb issue has a list of marina's, with the most recent hrs for the coming year with prices etc too.

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Found it...The Burgee by David Kutz...havn't found the other two you mention.

In General

How about books not specifically related to sailing and/or boating ?

History perhaps ?
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Fuzzy,,

Here a copy and paste from a post about 2 down from here, first by wiley1 with the SJ current charts etc, the other is "Puget Sound currents" or some such thing, forgot to look last night at my boat. Was to busy pearing at "lady Washington" which is an old replica of a schooner or equal that appeared in the three pirates movies among others.

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Current Atlas
Juan de Fuca Strait to Strait of Georgia
Canadian Hydrographic Service

And with it be sure to get :

Washburn's Tables 2009

Washburn's Tables goes with the Current Atlas and all the calculations have been done for you. For cruising the Straits, San Juans and Straits of Georgia I would not leave home without it. Makes planning your trip much easier.

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Murray's Tables and Ports and Passages both have publications that work with the Current Atlas. I actually have no problems using the Point Atkinson method from the inside cover of the Atlas.
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I would like to second the "Afoot and Afloat" series. The used one we have is out of date but even if they aren't updating them we really enjoyed reading the history of the region.

Anyone know of a good guide to the Charlottes? I read the cruising reports linked above but would also love to pick up a book if there is a good one. We are heading up there this summer.

We reviewed the Dreamspeaker series on our blog. They are our go-to guide for the regions they cover.
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Environment Canada's published a pretty good pub on the local weather conditions in the Gulf of Georgia. Go to the Seattle boat show. Desolation Sound charters will do a talk and have a good handout on cruising thereabouts.
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