Vancouver Yacht Moorage
If you approaching Vancouver from the south, you could go up the North Arm of Fraser River to a number of marinas in the Richmond area, and take a bus into the city. If you are approaching from the North, you could tie up at Horseshoe Bay on the north shore of West Vancouver, or at Snug Cove on the south side of Bowen Island. A private foot ferry runs between Snug Cove and Granville Island during the summer months. Or take the BC Ferries from Snug Cove to Horseshoe Bay, then board a bus fro the trip into Vancouver-or as far south as White Rock if that’s where you wanted to go. The Vancouver bus system is excellent and affordable.
The moorage in Vancouver, choose either Vancouver Harbour area or the False Creek area. Each has advantages, and each is good. Once your settled, Vancouver bus system allows you to get around the entire area with minimum delay. A Costco store is located near the northeast end of False Creek at 605 Expo Blvd.
Point Grey. Point Grey marks the southern entrance to Burrard Inet. When approaching from the south, cutting too close to Point Grey risks grounding on Spanish Bank. Leave the buoys to starboard when entering.
Spanish Bank. Spanish Bank is an extensive drying bank off the north shore of Point Grey. the outer edge of the bank is marked with buoys. Royal Vancouver Yacht Club has its main clubhouse and sailboat moorage about 3 miles from Point Grey along the south shore of English Bay. A launch ramp is close to the former Kitsilano Coast Guard station near the entrance to False Creek. Check our post on Coal Harbour Yacht Moorage
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