The Government of BC is expected to implement its first Coastal Marine Strategy in spring of 2024. View our story map to learn about the challenges and successes of those working to protect the coast across time and space.

These are the stories from our past and present, but they don’t need to be the stories our grandchildren tell. The choices we make today will determine their stories, so let’s invest in the coast and give it the future it deserves.

Before you play with the map, we would like to acknowledge the many stories of Indigenous Peoples whose unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories span that lands and waters we refer to as “British Columbia”. The lands and waters we’re trying to conserve have their own stories and history attached to them since time immemorial. The issues that now threaten coastal environments, and the communities that depend on them, are a direct result of colonization.

We know there are many lived experiences not yet reflected in our story map. If you’d like to add your saltwater story, please reach out to