Council of BC Yacht Clubs
In January 1956, the first meeting of interested boating clubs was held in Nanaimo.
It was then formally registered as British Columbia Non Profit Society in January 1980 representing the interests of boaters from more than 50 British Columbia boating organizations.
In 1990, at the request of BC Parks, it formed B.C. Marine Parks Forever Society to assist in funding land purchases to be added to the Marine Park System.
It meets five times per year, alternating between the mainland and Vancouver Island.