About Us

What is a Notary Public?

Red Notary Seal, Charmain L. Van Tine British Columbia Notaries are proud members of a select group of legal professionals commissioned for life by the Supreme Court of British Columbia. These unique legal advisors are highly trained in the provision of numerous non-contentious services, including land law and all the important personal planning tools available to the people of our province – Wills, Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements, and Advance Directives to name a few. Throughout history, Notaries have been recognized as individuals of impeccable integrity practicing in a Tradition of Trust. A Notary’s word, signature, and red Notary Seal are time-honoured testaments to the character and skill of these caring professionals.

For a full explanation of a Notary Public, please visit the Notary Society web page at

We are a Notary Public Corporation, represented by Charmaine L. Van Tine, a Notary Public commissioned for life by the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1990. Our office is located 7159 B West Saanich Road in Brentwood Bay, BC. We are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Over the past two decades, Charmaine has assisted thousands of clients with their real estate and estate planning requirements. Her understanding and compassion to her client’s needs has been well received resulting in many clients returning for additional services.