C13 VAN­COU­VER HAR­BOUR

Suncruiser West Coast - - The Iconically Canadian Sunshine Coast -

West Bay – Nice peb­ble beach with pic­nic ta­bles and boat launch; pri­vate homes on both sides. Sandy Cove, 800 m (.5 mi) west.

Navvy Jack Point – East is Am­ble­side Park with pic­nic ar­eas and beau­ti­ful walk­ways along Seawalk Gar­dens. No dogs on the beach and launch­ing of jet skis or per­sonal wa­ter­crafts is pro­hib­ited. Named for Navvy Jack who sup­plied gravel from this site to Van­cou­ver by row­boat.

First Nar­rows – The area is very busy with ships, freighters, tugs, barges, recre­ational ves­sels and fer­ries. Fish­ing, sail­ing and SCUBA div­ing are pro­hib­ited be­tween the First and Sec­ond Nar­rows Bridge. Lions Gate Bridge was com­pleted Novem­ber 14, 1938 and crossed in 1939 by King Ge­orge VI and Queen El­iz­a­beth. Clear­ance at high wa­ter is 60 m (198 ft).

Bur­rard In­let – Named after Cap­tain Harry Bur­rard who was the act­ing Lieu­tenant with Cap­tain Van­cou­ver. Be care­ful of the three dif­fer­ent cur­rents around the lighted marker area just west of Lions Gate Bridge. There is an out­flow from Capi­lano River; cur­rents from the Ge­or­gia Straight and cur­rents from Bur­rard In­let.

Stan­ley Park - Es­tab­lished in 1889 and boasts a 9 km (5.5 mi) sea­wall along its shores. It’s home to a zoo, wa­ter park, farm­yard, cy­cle paths, and a world renowned aquar­ium with thou­sands of species.

Brock­ton Point Light - The Che­halis in the west bay was 59.3 feet long, 13 feet wide and 65 gross tons. It was ac­ci­den­tally run down by the Princess of Vic­to­ria, a 2,000 gross ton steamer. Eight of 14 pas­sen­gers and crew died.

Dead­man’s Is­land - This is the most unique is­land you will ever see. It is con­nected to Stan­ley Park and houses the H.M.C.S. Dis­cov­ery, a naval re­serve di­vi­sion. It was com­mis­sioned on Novem­ber 1, 1941 as a ship. As soon as you cross the bridge you are on board this ship.

Van­cou­ver Row­ing Club - Started in 1899 when the Bur­rard In­let Row­ing Club joined the Van­cou­ver Club.

Royal Van­cou­ver Yacht Club - In 1905, the old club­house was towed be­hind Dead­man’s Is­land and used un­til 1977. 10. Parthia Shoal - Named after the CPR steamer Parthia. “Girl in Wet Suit,” also known to some as the “Lady in the Wa­ter” or Copenhagen’s Mer­maid.

11. Prospect Point Light - On July 26, 1888, the steamer S.S. Beaver, 100.9 feet long, 20 feet across, 11.5 feet deep was wrecked here.

12. Fer­gu­son Point - Shal­low waters in front of Third Beach and Si­wash Rock is 800 m (.5 mi) north. Power boats and per­sonal wa­ter­crafts are pro­hib­ited within 300m of wa­ter’s edge and at any bathing beaches.

13. English Bay – Pro­vides good an­chor­age be­tween Stan­ley Park and Span­ish Banks. At times you may find as many as 12 large ships an­chored here.

14. False Creek – named by Cap­tain Richards of the H.M.S. Plumber in 1860. Speed limit of five knots and no an­chor­age or ‘sail–up’ is per­mit­ted. Cana­dian Coast Guard sta­tion on the south shore by the boat launch.

15. Granville Is­land - Dis­cov­ered in 1858 by Cap­tain Ge­orge Richards.

16. Kit­si­lano Point - Kit­si­lano Beach has park benches, play­grounds and ten­nis courts. Vanier Park - named after Ge­orge P. Vanier, the first French Cana­dian Gov­er­nor Gen­eral.

17. Royal Van­cou­ver Yacht Club – Formed in 1903, sev­en­teen years after Van­cou­ver was in­cor­po­rated.

18. Jeri­cho Sail­ing Cen­tre As­so­ci­a­tion – The float­ing dock is pri­mar­ily used by Jeri­cho Res­cue boats and safety boats in­volved in the op­er­a­tion of the Jeri­cho Sail­ing Cen­tre. It is also used by the Cana­dian Coast Guard for med­i­cal evac­u­a­tions off the wa­ter. As dock space is limited, it is avail­able for pub­lic use as an emer­gency dock or pas­sen­ger pick-up/drop off, but not for ty­ing up. The pub­lic beach and wa­ter way in front of the Jeri­cho Sail­ing Cen­tre is des­ig­nated for use by small, nat­u­rally pow­ered craft: kayaks, wind­surfers, row boats, sail­ing dinghies, stand-up pad­dling etc. Swim­ming is pro­hib­ited. Boats, other than res­cue or safety craft in­volved with Jeri­cho Sail­ing Cen­tre pro­grams are not per­mit­ted in this area other than to ap­proach the Emer­gency Dock.

19. Span­ish Banks – Named by Cap­tain Van­cou­ver when he dis­cov­ered the Span­ish ves­sels Su­til and Mex­i­cana at an­chor after row­ing from Jervis In­let.

20. Point Grey – Named after Cap­tain Ge­orge Grey. At this lo­ca­tion the S.S. Squid, with 25 tons of dy­na­mite, was rammed by the Cana­dian Pa­cific Princess Joan. Wreck Beach, a pop­u­lar place just to the south of Point Grey, re­ceived its name from the coastal freighter “Trader” (101 feet long, 22.6 feet wide, 172 tons). She sank on March 16, 1923, while cap­tained by Fred Anderson with no loss of life but lots of wreck­age on the beach (UASBC.)

21. Lion’s Gate Ma­rina is the North Shore’s new­est marine fa­cil­ity fea­tur­ing a boat launch and a 45 ton Sea-lift which can safely haul 60ft yachts out of the wa­ter. Cov­ered and out­door work yards are avail­able for your main­te­nance needs, along with se­cure in­door and out­door dry stor­age for trail­ered and larger yachts. Many other ser­vices in­clud­ing shrink wrap­ping, oil re­cy­cling and en­viro-waste treat­ment are avail­able.

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