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    Visiting Vancouver on July 3-5 for first time-gctid374831

    Our first trip to the city by boat and wanted to know how difficult it will be to get moorage. Is there any advice on where to stay?


    Anchorage is available in False Creek. For moorage or

    and not as fancy but cheaper Here's a complete list in the area Most on the list are farther away. For out of town but interesting look at Union Steamship and not on the list Gibsons Marina.
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      There are a number of good overnight moorage facilities around Vancouver...sewell's in horseshoe bay (howe sound), deep cove marina (indian arm)...many more but my favorite and first recommendation is Union steamship marina on bowen island, in snug cove...beautiful island with shops, pub, resturants.the maina facilities there are awesome, super clean showers, laundry, even a "boater's lounge" with a big screen for those rainy days...

      I would suggest calling ahead to reserve slips, all these places can get busy, especially later in the summer.




        You'll miss Canada on the 1st July, but that week has got to be one of the prime weeks for our northern cousins to take vacation. Are you in a club and have any reciprocal options-that's what we do when we hit the Vancouver and Victoria area.

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          Thanks for all the ideas. My take on this is that I need to contact the marinas maybe 2 weeks ahead to get a reserved spot.

          We are also a Blue Gavel member as well as with our Yacht Club so hopefully reciprocals will be OK. We are planning to spend Canada Day in the Gulf islands.


            If you want to stay right in downtown Vancouver and you have a reciprocal, try the False Creek Yacht Club. Easy access to downtown, trendy Yaletown, and right across from Granville Island.
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              We stayed at the False Creek harbour authority. It's more of a fishing moorage, but we kind of enjoyed that because there was not too much going on there. It's a short walk onto Granville island and everywhere else.

              Vancouver is a great city.

              We jumped from there for an overnight at Snug Cove on Bowen island. If you have time, definitely go over there.



                they have quest moorage


                  When we come over to Vancouver we try to get into Pelican Bay Marina on Granville Island. It is walking distance to many great restaurants,

                  Granville Market also with access to Aquabus a small foot passenger ferry offering trips across False Creek and Yale Town.



                    Thanks for the tips.


                      OK we are in Snug Cove and will be leaving for Vancouver later this morning. We will be staying at FCYC for 2 nites then Fishermen's Marina on July 8th. Haven't decided where to go on the 11th yet. Too many good ideas and places to stay. Thanks everyone for the help and ideas.


                        Coal Harbour Marina also offer guest/overnight moorage. Great place to stay!


                        Marina vendors include chandlery and shipwright services, yacht brokerages, and Cardero's Restaurant and Marine Pub.

                        For the discriminating shopper, some of the cities finest retail stores are only a few minutes walk away on Robson Street. Neighbourhood restaurants offer gourmet and casual dining on the foods of many cultures. Live theatre, art galleries, sports events, and nightclubs are a short jaunt away.

                        Nature and fitness enthusiasts will enjoy the extensive seawall path circumnavigating the city, featuring the world-renowned 1000-acre Stanley Park en route. The park's many attractions include walking, cycling, and roller-blading trails, formal gardens, tennis courts, 3-par golf, swimming, a children's water park, and the Vancouver Aquarium.

                        Nearby are the Coal Harbour Community Cenre, the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, and the Westin Bayshore Hotel and Conference Centre, together offering a range of services from fitness classes and spas to meeting rooms and hospitality suites


                          Coal Harbor sounds great. Thanks