Why Take Our Boating Courses and Workshops?

Delivering boating courses in Canada for over 80 years, Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons is a non-profit organization and the foremost educational boating authority in Canada

Gabriola Island Power and Sail Squadron is a unit of theCanadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS - ECP),volunteers teaching safe boating. We want to share with the boating public and those interested in boating, (even if they do not have a boat), the knowledge and experiences that will make leisure water activities the best they can be. SeeCPS-ECP Vision, Mission and Valuesfor more information.


Our Courses, Seminars and Meetings in 2020

During the pandemic we are offering four courses online: Boating 1 (PCOC) and Maritime Radio and more advanced courses Boating 2+3 (Beyond Boating Basics + Introduction to Marine Navigation) as well as Boating 4, Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1 (previously named "Seamanship"). See theCourses Pagefor details about start and finish times, course fees, resource book options and registration.


Free CPS Webinars Presented Online in 2020
  • Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell - October 14
  • Tropical Weather for the Winter Boater - November 11
  • Tides and Currents - December 9

For more information and registration go to theCanadian Power and Sail Squadrons Webinar pageand follow the links. Book well in advance, as space might be limited.