Saturday, 9 January 2021


Last year, 2020, was a disaster for activating Islands here in Canada, and we all know why.  Very few activations took place, and all of them in Eastern Canada.

Let's hope 2021 is a a lot kinder to us all, and we can safely get out and do activations across the country.

For those of you who may plan an activation over the winter attention to these safety charts below.

Stay safe and stay healthy!!


Wednesday, 5 August 2020

2020 W/VE Island QSO Party

Mark your calendars!!!   Coming up are 15 hours of good times.  August 22 & 23 are the dates for this years W / VE Island QSO Party.

Did you know there are over 54,000 islands in Canada?  Neither did I, and the list of officially activated islands is pretty small in comparison.  So let's get out in the fresh air and pick an island to activate.

The Rules for this event can be found HERE.

Please remember to follow your local rules and regulations regarding the Covid-19 situation in your location.....and stay safe!!

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

New Activation

We had a non-advertised activation done on Tuesday, July 21st.   Curt, VE3ZN, successfully activated  Lemieux Island in Ottawa.  This island is located in FN25dj, and will now be listed as ON-307.

Well done Curt!

Curt kindly sent along along a few photo's.......

Friday, 17 July 2020


The master list of activated Canadian Islands was updated today, July 17th, 2020.

I have been updating the individual province or territorial list, but to be very honest, I forget to do the same to the master list.

There are also a number of provinces and territories that are still missing Maidenhead Grids for some islands.   Alberta, BC, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Ontario, are all missing a number of them, while Nunavut, PEI, and Yukon are only missing one each.  If you can help with these missing locations please email us at CanadianIslands "at"

We have been slowly adding names and callsigns of the initial activators of the islands, however, we are still missing a number of them.  We want to give credit where credit is due, so if you can help fill in a few of the blanks we would love to hear from you.

Obviously it has been a quiet year for island activating, and given the current Covid-19 we would have it no other way.

Hopefully, by August 22/23 things will have eased up and we will be able to get out and activate a few for the Annual W / VE Island QSO Party - - - mark that date on your calendars!!  More details will be posted in a few weeks, until then, please stay safe!

Friday, 3 July 2020

Grand Manan Island

Coming up later this month we have the activation of Grand Manan Island, NB-003. 

This activation is being done by Len VE9MY, and Russ VE9FI.  They will be operating daily from 0900 - 1700 local New Brunswick time.  They will be using portable antennas.

Dates are July 13 - 18 inclusive.

Check the DX Cluster for their operations....HERE.

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Good Information...

Planning your next summer island activation?   You need to read this:

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Stay Safe...

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these trying times.'s a great time to start planning those island activations!!

Stay safe everyone!!