Anchorage, moorage, and boat launches

Are you a recreational boater looking for a place to launch, moor, or anchor your boat? Deep Cove offers both anchorage and moorage, and Cates Park/Whey-ah-Wichen offers a boat launch.

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Anchoring in Deep Cove

If you'd like to anchor in Deep Cove overnight, you need a Designated Anchorage Area (DAA) permit.

With a DAA permit, you can moor your boat to one of the buoys in the cove for up to 72 hours within a one-month period. The cost is calculated per day, and is based on the length of your boat ($1 per foot to a maximum of $40 per day).

How to apply for a permit

You can apply for a DAA permit on the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission (NVRC) website. You'll need a boat licence and insurance in order to receive the permit.

To allow time for processing, we must receive your permit application at least one week before the date you need it.

When you submit your application, you'll receive an email confirming it has been received. Staff will review your application within about two business days, check for availability on the requested dates, and then follow up with you to receive payment and issue your permit.

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Booking after hours?

Permit applications are only processed during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm). If you need to apply for an emergency permit outside of these hours, please contact our Park Rangers at 604-671-7960 or 604-374-2814.

Enforcement

Boats that are anchored inside the designated anchorage area, overnight, and without a permit, are subject to enforcement and towing. Boaters can be fined up to $300 per day if you do not register and pay DAA fees during your stay (Bylaw #8450).

Questions?

If you have questions about applying for a DAA permit, please contact park.ranger@dnv.org.

For more information, please review the Wharf and Anchor Regulation Bylaw #8450.


Mooring in Deep Cove (Gallant Wharf)

Temporary moorage is available at Gallant Wharf in Deep Cove. Moorage is available by hour or month. You can purchase hourly tickets at the wharf, and long-term (monthly) passes online.

Long-term moorage rates (does not include parking)

Season Duration Rate (per foot) Total 
Winter Monthly $8.95 $8.95 x boat length (in feet) = total cost
  3 months $24.29 $24.29 x boat length (in feet) = total cost
  6 months $44.10 $44.10 x boat length (in feet) = total cost
Summer monthly $11.43 $11.43 x boat length (in feet) = total cost
  3 months $32.71 $32.71 x boat length (in feet) = total cost
  6 months $57.95 $57.95  x boat length (in feet) = total cost

Prices quoted do not include GST

How to apply for long-term moorage

You can apply for long-term moorage by following these steps:

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.

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 $4.00
  6 hours $12.38
  12 hours $25.24
Over 16 feet and up to 20 feet 2 hours $4.95
  6 hours $14.38
  12 hours $29.24
Over 20 feet and up to 24 feet 2 hours $5.43
  6 hours $16.38
  12 hours $32.67
Over 24 feet and up to 28 feet  2 hours $5.90
  6 hours $18.33
  12 hours $36.19
Over 28 feet and up to 32 feet 2 hours $6.95
  6 hours $19.81
  12 hours $40.14
Over 32 feet and up to 36 feet 2 hours $7.43
  6 hours $21.81
  12 hours $43.57

Prices quoted do not include GST


Launching a boat in Cates Park/Whey-ah-Wichen 

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)

2022 District resident non-District resident
Daily $21.76 $21.76
Yearly (January 1 through December 31) $182.90 $279.95

Prices quoted do not include GST

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