Sailing Schools in Canada, British Columbia

Learning to sail in British Columbia has its advantages. The landscape is incredibly picturesque and the ocean is incredibly diverse. From the high rise buildings of Vancouver out through Burrard Inlet to the quaint Victoria on Vancouver Island. Advanced sailing training takes you up to Desolation Sound where you'll experience some of the higher tidal current flows in the world.

Check out our sailing schools in British Columbia where you can learn the basics of sailing or go all the way to advanced sailing training.


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Underway Sailing

Vancouver, BC, Canada
American National Standards Canadian National Standards SLC
Rated 4.88/5 by 55 students
Underway Sailing logo Underway Sailing is a sailing school and sailing charter company based in Vancouver BC, Canada. Dedicated to helping students reach their sailing goals, Underway Sailing creates a safe, hands-on, fun, learning environment. Through on-the-water and dockside training, students gain the necessary knowledge and skills to operate sailing vessels under sail and under power in a variety of coastal conditions. Join us for a cruise today. Learn more about Underway Sailing...

Witsend Sailing School

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Witsend Sailing School logo Vancouver BC based sailing school operating out of False Creek. We provide single and multiple day sail training events currently on a Paceship 26. Most of our training is single day in English Bay and Howe Sound. This allows students to better plan and schedule as events can take place in an evening (summer only) or a full day returning to the dock daily. Learn more about Witsend Sailing School...

Apply to be a NauticEd Affiliated Practical Training School

The NauticEd online sailing courses supplement practical training performed by a sailing school. With NauticEd, you can take as long as you need to complete a sailing course, take the tests as many times as you like and review the content for life.

Your sailing school instructor will digitally sign off on your sailing certification when you pass your practical hands-on sailing training. Your sailing certificate is then updated in real-time for you to print out and hang with pride on your office wall. Each time you pass another sailing course, your sailing certificate is automatically updated.