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
  • 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
  • Vancouver Aquatic Centre (limited public moorage)
  • Harbour Green Park in Coal Harbour

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

Unless otherwise stated, use of these public docks and boat ramps is restricted to boats up to 4 metres (12 feet) in length and for short-term use (up to 3 hours). Review the Wharf By-law for more information.

Launch kayaks from any public dock and Quayside Marina.

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 following docks are not maintained or operated by the City of Vancouver

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.

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.

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Paddling and boating

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