Surfrider Foundation Canada


Mission Statement

Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the ocean, beaches, and waves through a powerful activist network.


Surfrider Foundation's network extends beyond the USA, to Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, and Latin America. While chapters are guided by the overall Surfrider Foundation mission, they apply Surfrider tools and methodologies in creative ways to address issues of importance to their local communities.
Surfrider Foundation Canada has three chapters in British Columbia: the Vancouver Chapter, the Vancouver Island Chapter based in Victoria, and the Pacific Rim chapter based in Tofino and Ucluelet.
Surfrider has built a dedicated network in British Columbia of coastal defenders who transform their passion for our coast into lasting protection. We are fortunate to live in a place where passion for protection is in our blood. Our communities are dominated by guardians including: First Nations, grassroots environmentalists and scientists as well as ocean lovers, surfers, beach walkers, and fishing enthusiasts. Bridging local knowledge together with national experts in law, policy and science, Surfrider is one of many lines of defence on the BC coast.

Program Details

Check out our programs, campaigns, and victories at our local chapter websites, where you can sign up to region-specific newsletters, find contact info for staff and program leads, or donate to a specific chapter:
Primary Issue
Secondary Issue
Climate Change
Suite 2400-745 Thurlow St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 0C5
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