Recreational boating

Park & facility access during the COVID-19 pandemic

Access to many community centres, park facilities, trails, and other services have been impacted by the COVID-19 situation. Please check our full list of closures before you head out to any District park or facility.

Are you a recreational boater looking for a place to launch or moor your boat? Cates Park/Whey-ah-Wichen offers a boat launch and Gallant Wharf has temporary moorage available.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, boat launch passes and permits can not be purchased in person at District Hall.

Cates Park/Whey-ah-Wichen boat launch

The boat launch at Cates Park/Whey-ah-Wichen is open year-round for launching boats up to 36 feet. It is open daily from 6 am - 10 pm. You can purchase daily boat launch tickets from the on-site ticket machine.

Interested in getting a yearly boat launch permit? You can apply for one online.

How to apply

Step 1 Download and complete the boat launch pass application form.
Step 2 Attach copies of your vehicle and trailer registrations, and boat licence, along with your BC Driver's license. Email the form and required documents to enquiries@dnv.org.
Step 3 After receiving your application and documents, we will email you a web link to pay the fee online by credit card. Once we receive your payment, we will mail your boat launch vehicle decal. This step can take 1-3 days.

 

Boat launch rates (includes parking)

2020 District resident non-District resident
Daily $20.90 $20.90
Yearly (January 1 through December 31) $175.81 $269.10

Prices quoted do not include GST

Gallant Wharf moorage

Temporary moorage is available at Gallant Wharf in Deep Cove. Moorage is available by hour or month.

You can apply for a boat moorage pass online.

How to apply online

Step 1 Download and complete the boat moorage pass application form.
Step 2 Attach a copy of your boat licence and BC driver's license. Email the completed form and required documents to enquiries@dnv.org.
Step 3 After receiving your application and documents, we will email you a web link to pay the fee online by credit card. Once we receive your payment, we will mail your boat launch vehicle decal. This step can take 1-3 days.

 

Long-term moorage rates (does not include parking)

Season Duration Rate (per foot) Total 
Winter Monthly $8.57 $8.57 x boat length (in feet) = total cost
  3 months $23.33 $23.33 x boat length (in feet) = total cost
  6 months $42.38 $42.38 x boat length (in feet) = total cost
Summer monthly $10.95 $10.95 x boat length (in feet) = total cost
  3 months $31.43 $31.43 x boat length (in feet) = total cost
  6 months $55.71 $55.71  x boat length (in feet) = total cost

Prices quoted do not include GST

Hourly moorage rates (does not include parking)

You can purchase hourly moorage tickets from the Gallant Wharf ticket machine.

Boat size Duration Rate
Up to 16 feet  2 hours $3.81
  6 hours $11.90
  12 hours $24.29
Over 16 feet and up to 20 feet 2 hours $4.76
  6 hours $13.81
  12 hours $28.10
Over 20 feet and up to 24 feet 2 hours $5.24
  6 hours $15.71
  12 hours $31.43
Over 24 feet and up to 28 feet  2 hours $5.71
  6 hours $17.62
  12 hours $34.76
Over 28 feet and up to 32 feet 2 hours $6.67
  6 hours $19.05
  12 hours $38.57
Over 32 feet and up to 36 feet 2 hours $7.14
  6 hours $20.95
  12 hours $41.90

Prices quoted do not include GST

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