Boats docked in Coal Harbour


Speed limit in effect

The speed limit in False Creek is 10 km/h (5 knots).

Because Vancouver is a coastal city, there are abundant resources for boaters.

Find information about our boating facilities and rules about anchoring

Southeast False Creek Paddling Centre

The City and Park Board have built a Paddling Centre in Southeast False Creek.

Marinas and amenities

Find information on Park Board marinas in Vancouver and learn about the services they provide for both long and short-term boaters.


Anchoring in False Creek is a great way to explore the city. Find out how to get the necessary permit.

Docks and boat ramps

Find out where you can launch a small boat, and where you can tie up your dinghy in False Creek.

Boating safety

Stay safe on the water. Find resources for boaters on weather and tides, coast guard and other useful information.

False Creek anchoring map

anchoring in false creek map

Contact us

Heather Civic Marina

604-874-2814 or 778-866-2851 

Daily: 8am to 4pm

Burrard Civic Marina


Daily: 8am to 4pm

Report wrecked, abandoned, or hazardous vessels

Canadian Coast Guard Regional Operations Centre