Wavelength Magazine is the key source for paddling information for the Pacific Coast and beyond. Wavelength Magazine is printed four times per year and available FREE or by subscription at locations across North America. Issues are published March, June, August and November.

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February 1

March 1


May 8

June 8


July 8

August 8


October 1

November 1

About Wild Coast Publishing

Wavelength Magazine is published by Wild Coast Publishing, a small family-operated company based in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, strategically located near some of the best kayaking locations on the planet. Wild Coast Publishing sells books, produces magazines including Wavelength Magazine and a variety of tourism publications and promotional materials from brochures to maps, including the BC Coast Recreation Map and Trip Planner series. The company was founded by author John Kimantas. Wavelength Magazine's origins go back a bit farther to Gabriola Island and Alan Wilson and Peter Marcus about 20 years ago. In fact, we're celebrating our 20th anniversary in 2011.

About the publisher:

John Kimantas: John is editor and owner of Wavelength Magazine. His background includes 18 years in newspapers across Canada before writing a series of BC coastal kayaking guidebooks and atlases. Now with six books behind him he is enjoying the new task of keeping the kayaking community up-to-date on advice, information and destinations through Wavelength Magazine. You can reach him .


Our regular contributors:

Alex Matthews is a Victoria, BC-based sea kayaker and author of Sea Kayaking Rough Waters” available through www.helipress.com. He writes Wavelength Magazine's skills column.

Dan Armitage is a boating, fishing and travel writer based in the Midwest. He is a licensed (USCG Master) captain, hosts a syndicated radio show and presents kayaking fishing seminars at boat shows. He writes Wavelength's kayak fishing column.

James Dorsey is a writer, photographer and ecologist. You can visit his website www.jamesdorsey.com. He writes regular ecology and wildlife features.

Michael Pardy is a Victoria, BC-based kayaker, operator of SKILS Inc. and an appointee to the National Recreational Boating Advisory Council at Transport Canada to represent kayakers' interests. Visit www.skils.ca/. He is Wavelength's Planning and Safety columnist.

Dan Lewis is operator of Rainforest Adventures and writes Rainforest Chronicles for Wavelength Magazine.

Hilary Masson is a guide and part owner of Baja Kayak Adventure Tours/Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. She writes the Paddle Meals column for Wavelength Magazine.