Passage Island British Columbia Canada Passage Island British Columbia Canada


The Seagull Motor Race on Passage started in 2002, every summer, Passage Islanders take to the water to participate in what can be described as the a Seagull Motor regatta. The boats range in construction.  Most are retrofitted canoes, kayaks and dinghies.  This event is a lot of fun, and is the biggest social event in the Passage Island social calendar.

Seagull motors were made in England from 1955 to 1980 and in their hayday production was over 80,000   a year. Their slogan... The Best Motor for the World. Our race is 4 times around the island and has but 2  rules:  Propulsion must be by a Seagull motor and you must wear a life jacket.

The race is open to all islanders, friends, and family as competitors or spectators.

Only rules are whatever the vessel it must be propelled by a seagull motor and a life jacket must be worn.

Race is followed by potlucks and beach BBQ's.

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS can be found via the PHOTOS page


The annual Seagull Motor Race will be held on Sunday, August 5th, starting early afternoon in South Bay.  (The official start time is when we can get all motors are running at the same time to at least cross the starting line!).   Small entry fee and prizes awarded.





August 13 2017 Fire Training Day

We were lucky to have the emergency staff from Metro Vancouver coming out to Passage on Sunday August 13 from 1-3 for Fire Training. 

  1. An orientation and hands-on practice with the two most common types of wildfire suppression pumps. This will include all associated hoses, forestry-type nozzles,  tips & tricks,  abilities and limitations.
  2. Other fire suppression equipment (portable hand-held fire extinguishers, back-pack type manual water pumps).
  3. Fire-spread prevention equipment (sprinkler applications).
  4. Discussion on contacting emergency services and what's available to the island residents.
  5. ESS (emergency Social Services); what MV can and will do to assist residents in the event of an evacuation.
  6. Personal Preparedness and some "FireSmart" strategies for fire prevention initiatives.
  7. Fire behavior, wildland fire and structure fires. Residents' safety.