Make Your Contribution

The effectiveness of the society relies on donations from individual boaters who use our marine park system and want to help make it better with new marine parks, enhancements and improvements to existing ones.

All our BC Marine Parks Forever Society members are volunteers – we have no office or paid staff. Your entire donation is applied towards the purchase of land for new marine parks and to improve existing marine parks.

Individual club members and groups belonging to the Council of BC Yacht Clubs contribute a large sum every year.

Make an Individual Contribution or Leave a Legacy

ALL Donations received from estates and individuals receive tax relief from Revenue Canada and are eligible for a tax receipt. This also applies to US citizens who donate through American Friends of Canadian Conservation – American friends, please see further details below.

  • private bequests
  • businesses or organizations
  • donations of stocks
  • donations of suitable property.

FOR EXAMPLE: Taxpayers can reduce their Capital Gains by donating. Canadian approved tax receipts are issued. If you plan to make a $1,000 donation to a charity, you can donate stock which has a value of $1,000 but which originally cost you much less.

Rather than selling the stock, paying capital gains tax and adding cash to make up the $1,000 donation, making the donation in stock entitles you to the $1,000 charitable receipt for tax purposes, while not triggering capital gains tax.

For a $1,000 donation, a BC resident will receive about $390 off their income tax. Please consult your Financial Planner or Tax Consultant for details. Tax credits vary by Province. Please use the Canada Revenue Agency tax credit calculator for further information. 


Boating Organizations Contribute Too

Boating organizations can significantly impact the work of the Society by collecting individual donations form their members and distributing all the information supplied to them on our projects and accomplishments. 

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For cheques or money orders, send to:

BC Marine Parks Forever Society  
400 Newcastle Avenue
Nanaimo, B.C.
V9S 4J1


You may donate very securely via Canada Helps. Tax receipts are issued to Canadian donations of $20 or more.

The Easy, Tax-Effective Way Our American Friends can Contribute

If you enjoy BC Marine Parks, please support our work to expand, enhance and improve  these wonderful park facilities on the BC Coast.  U.S. taxpayers can now make a tax deductible contribution to help the BC Marine Parks Forever Society volunteers make these parks even better. 

This new arrangement is a result of Marine Parks Forever Society becoming a “Grantee” of  American Friends of Canadian Conservation,  a U.S. charity that partners with Canadian organizations to protect places in Canada beloved by citizens of both countries.

You can donate by credit card or donate cash or securities to American Friends together with a request that your contribution be used to assist the work of BC Marine Parks Forever Society. America Friends can also accept donations of Canadian land from U.S. taxpayers.  Gifts of land are also tax deductible in the U.S. and are generally not subject to Canadian capital gains taxes that would be due on a comparable gift to other U.S. charities.

For information about donating securities or real estate please contact Sandra Tassel, 360-515-7171,