Miners Bay Anchorage Gulf Islands

Miners Bay Anchorage.  A public wharf is in the bay on the south side of Active Pass and is subject to swirling tidal currents and the wakes from passing ferries.  A float is on each side of the main dock.  Convenient anchoring depths are close to shore most of the bay is quite deep.  The wharf is a Canplass/Nexus-only customs reporting station.

A bakery, inn, pub and two grocery stores, one with a liquor agency, are up the hill from the dock.  A small museum on Fernhill Road covers the history of this area with indoor and outdoor exhibits.  Across from the museum, on Saturday morning, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm., the Mayne Island Farmers Market, has local produce, handicrafts, baked goods, and artwork.  Beginning in the 1800s, this was a popular stop for miners on their way to the gold mines.  The springwater Lodge, built-in 1892, overlooks the bay.  It remains the oldest continuously operated hotel in British Columbia.

For more information visit our partner site Waggoner Cruising Guide.   For all your yacht provisioning call our concierge desk at 778-432-0477.   If you’re looking for a superyacht marina we accept 65′ to 180′ vessels.  Phone or book online to reserve your slip or book the ultimate yacht Rendezvous.