Partnership in Safety

Victoria Harbour From the Pilot’s Perspective
The attached Canada Flight Supplement for Victoria Harbour mirrors the Marine Scheme with some differences.

One rule, for example, is that planes are to avoid coming within 50 m (165′) of watercraft. Although if they do infringe that distance, they can and probably will argue aviation safety. its just good to know what the rules are. it is also good for a paddler to be aware of exactly where the runways are located.

The last thing we want is to create a conflict for an airplane with a load of passengers. Airplanes must land relatively into and take off into wind. It is interesting to watch the pilot’s coming in to land. In many cases they land down wind or cross wind due to the constraints of the runway directions Once committed, they may not be able to maneuver out of your way should you stray into their path. You may find out exactly why they refer to kayaks and canoes as speed bumps. Click this link to DOWNLOAD the Victoria Harbour Aviation map

The Restrictions on page 2 in the download have highlighted sections that you may find interesting.

Victoria Harbour from the Waterman’s Perspective
Click this link to DOWNLOAD the Victoria Harbour Traffic Scheme for Mariners (2014)

The second page contains all of the rules and cautions that everyone paddling in the harbour should understand.