The Cruising Club of America has taken over Pilot Press and the 4 cruising guides to the Canadian Maritimes that Pilot Press has been producing for many decades. This includes these update pages which can now be located at this link: https://cruisingclub.org/book/ccaguides
The Pilot Press site will be wiped clean and used for other purposes in March 2020.
Cruising Guide to Nova Scotia,
Cruising Guide to Newfoundland,
Cruising Guide to The Labrador,
Cruising Guide to the Gulf of St. Lawrence
Published by Members of
The Cruising Club of America
These guides are published by Pilot Press as aids for those who seek the challengers, adventures and rewards of sailing in one of the most beautiful and unspoiled cruising grounds of North America, and who appreciate a few tips from those who have been there before. The guides are contributor driven, thus the information has been collected by the yachtsmen who have been there. It's what they found.
The early explorers relied on each other. Today we rely on each other's contributions to explore and enjoy this phenomenal country. Hopefully those who use these guides receive as much assistance from them as others before you, and that you, like them, will contribute meaningful information for future users. Without your continued updating of information, these publications - the longest continuously published cruising guide for Nova Scotia and the only sailing guides to Newfoundland or Labrador - would become useless. New editions of these guides are published every 4-5 years.
A huge amount of CANADIAN MARINE INFORMATION, including charts, tides, weather, radio and so on, is accessible via the comprehensive "marine portal" at:
The "National Marine Weather Guide" is provided by Environment Canada as a PDF file. It is very comprehensive and worth having available.
Web link is http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2017/eccc/En56-240-2013-eng.pdf
For further information about these guides, email: email@example.com.
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Temporary Importation and Retention of Foreign Vessels in Canada by Non-residents: As of the Fall of 2013, the Canadian Government begun to enforce limits on how long and under what conditions one may keep a non-Canadian boat in Canada. A visiting foreign yacht is welcome in Canada for one sailing season. Beyond that, one may winter-over one’s boat in a Canadian storage and repair facility, but must plan that the total stay cannot exceed twelve months. This is a significant change for those who have enjoyed Canadian hospitality and services over multiple seasons.
One must plan accordingly. Go to http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/fv-be/menu-eng.html for a full discussion.
Cruising Guide to the Nova Scotia Coast
This guide was first published in 1952 and has continuously been updated and improved. The current edition was published in January 2019, check the copyright date on page two for this date. Each February look at this site for updates to the various harbors visited by contributors during the prior summer(s).
The Cruising Guide to Newfoundland
This guide was first published in 1956 and has continuously been updated and improved. The current edition is dated January 2018; check the Contents page for this date. Each February look for updates here to the various harbors visited by contributors during the prior summer(s).
The Cruising Guide to Labrador
This guide was first published as part of the Newfoundland Guide in 1956. Since 1983 it has been published as a stand-alone book. The current edition is dated February 2018; check the contents page for this date. Each February look at this site for updates to the various harbors visited by contributors during the prior summer(s).
A Cruising Guide to the Gulf of St. Lawrence
This guide was first published in 2000 and covers the waters from below Quebec City to Sept-Iles and Cap de Gaspe, the Madeleine Islands, Prince Edward Island and both shores of the Norrthumberland Strait. The current edition is dated January 2019; the date is on the front cover. Each February look at this site for updates to the various harbors visited by contributors during the prior summer(s).
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