yacht charters provide an exhilarating adventure along the coast of Canada’s westernmost province and provides breathtaking views of the city skyline and mountains beyond. The city of Vancouver itself lies on the tip of a peninsula that juts into the Strait of Georgia, which separates the mainland from Vancouver Island. Vancouver Island is the largest of British Columbia’s 6,500 islands, and home to the charming, seaside capital city of Victoria. With unparalleled natural beauty and the mildest climate in the whole country, Vancouver Island has become a premiere yachting destination in the Pacific Northwest, and is one of the best ways to experience the numerous activities and sightseeing opportunities. The major route between Greater Vancouver and the city of Victoria on Vancouver Island takes about 90 minutes and travels through the Gulf Islands Archipelago, moving through Active Pass between two islands and near a spectacular series of granite cliffs. The Pacific Rim region of Vancouver Island is renowned for its pristine beaches, whale watching, incredible fishing and awesome winter storms. Vancouver is also known as the “Gateway to the Legendary Inside Passage,” a maze of islands, glacier-carved fjords and interesting ports. From May to October, the Burrard Inlet, which is the main waterway for the Port of Vancouver’s Canada Place, bustles with activity as ships arrive and depart for the Vancouver-Alaska route – the third most popular cruise route in the world.