Docks and boat ramps

Find shore and water access at these public docks and boat ramps around Vancouver:

  • Vanier Park Boat Ramp near Burrard Civic Marina
  • Granville Island Public Market
  • Stamp's Landing
  • Spyglass Place
  • The Village
  • Science World
  • Plaza of Nations
  • Quayside Marina in Yaletown (kayak launch only)
  • Yaletown Ferry Dock
  • David Lam Park
  • Harbour Green Park in Coal Harbour (closed until further notice)

Moored vehicles must allow adequate space for ferry boats to dock and load/unload passengers.

Unless otherwise stated, use of these public docks and boat ramps are restricted to boats up to 12ft (3.66m) in length and for short-term use (up to 3 hours).

Launch kayaks from any public dock and Quayside Marina.

False Creek speed buoy upgrades

Starting February 23, we will be upgrading and replacing two speed buoys at the entrance to False Creek near Kits Point to improve marine safety ahead of the busy summer boating season. The new buoys will be larger in height with reflective markings and solar lanterns to advise recreation and commercial boaters of the marine speed limit during all conditions including poor weather and at night.

This work is part of our Blueways program which includes ongoing work with Federal regulators and the Vancouver Police Department Marine Unit to provide information to boaters about the marine speed restriction in False Creek which is 10km/h or 5 knots.


Hornby St Ferry Dock repairs

On February 8, work started on the Hornby St Ferry Dock including preventative maintenance to the concrete dock float, drainage improvements, as well as minor maintenance to preserve and prolong the life of our dock infrastructure.

During repairs, the Hornby St Dock will be closed to ferry traffic for up to two weeks. Nearby public ferry docks at David Lam Park and in front of the Vancouver Aquatic Centre will remain open. Aquabus will be redirecting ferry traffic to the nearby False Creek Yacht Club private dock during the closure period.

This work is taking place during the winter season to minimize user impacts and will be weather dependent.

Map of public docks and boat ramps

Help us keep our docks pristine

If you notice a problem with a dock or boat ramp, help us fix it by calling 3-1-1.

The Plaza of Nations dock is not operated by the City of Vancouver. For concerns or questions about the ferry dock at Plaza of Nations, contact 604-682-0777 or bdk@plazaofnations.com

We're improving our boating facilities

Alder Bay dock

The dock for non-motorized watercraft in Alder Bay is nearing the end of its service life and needs replacing.

Aquatic Centre ferry dock upgrade

We're making improvements to the dock at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre, which is nearing the end of its service life and needs replacement.

Harbour Green Dock

The Vancouver Park Board is planning to renew the damaged dock at Harbour Green Park.

Southeast False Creek Paddling Centre

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

Spyglass ferry dock

We will begin making upgrades to the Spyglass ferry dock platform connecting to the Husain Rahim Plaza at the foot of Spyglass Place.

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