One of the key advantages of membership with the Burrard Yacht Club are the many fantastic outstations that are available for your use. The Club owns Clementine up Indian Arm, Ekins in Howe Sound and a leased outstation in Pender Harbour on the Sunshine Coast. We also have outstation slip agreements at Snug Cove on Bowen Island, Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast and Silva Bay on Gabriola Island. Additionally, the Club is always on the lookout for good opportunities to expand its outstation holdings.
The Clementine Creek Outstation is located at the head of Indian Arm sixteen miles from BYC. It is abeam and to the east of the north shore of Croker Island.
The outstation is 8.42 hectares (20.8 acres) and has over 200 metres (660 ft.) of waterfront. There are over 300 metres (1000 ft.) of moorage. A small pavilion is located on the docks at the foot of the ramp. A large deck and pavilion are located ashore. Clementine has trails, barbecues, a huge fire pit, a horseshoe pitch, a beach, two outhouses and level ground for tenting. Near the shore pavilion is a container that houses some tools and other supplies. Your Club key opens the container and some other locks. If you unlock a lock, please ensure you lock it before leaving. Creek water is piped to the docks, but is unfiltered and untreated and therefore unsuitable for filling your water tanks. Black bears are occasional visitors so children and pets should be closely supervised. A large platform is provided for those wishing to tent onshore. Mooring guests are permitted at Clementine (per Outstation regulation 1). A portable fire pump is available on the dock. Please sign the log book.
Ekins Point Outstation
The Ekins Point Outstation is located at the northern most part of Gambier Island where Ramillies and Thornbrough Channels meet. It is twenty-five miles from BYC. The property is approximately 2.64 hectares (6.5 acres) with about 550 meters (1800 ft) of waterfront. Ekins Point light (LL no. 428) serves as a convenient navigation aid and is on the property. This place has an alluring serenity that, once discovered, always seems to promote return visits.
The docks are large enough to accommodate a number of vessels, however, if you plan on staying overnight it is advisable to move to the inside. There you are protected from wash, often brought forth by a tug passing by at 0300. The ramp and pier allow you shore access. On shore you will find a varied terrain that is, for the most part, quite walkable. Green mossy meadows and cleared areas with picturesque views are all a part of the shore side, there for you to explore. There are, however, steep and dangerous cliffs near the point. Please be careful! Dockside, you will find a lot of space on our four 12 x 30 metre (40 x 100 ft.) docks and one (8 x 200 ft.) dock. The docks support a pavilion, a fire pit and a large charcoal BBQ. On the shore is a container which houses some tools and other supplies.
Your Club key unlocks some locks including a lockbox containing keys for the other locks. If you unlock anything, please lock it before leaving. The docks support a pavilion, a fire pit, basketball hoop, volleyball net and a large charcoal BBQ. Mooring guests are permitted at Ekins (per Outstation regulation 1). Tenting at Ekins is permitted but there are no purpose built facilities for it. A portable fire pump is available on the dock. Please sign the log book.
Bird's Eye Cove Outstation
Birds Eye Cove is a protected deep-water anchorage located approximately half way up Sansum Narrows, between Crofton to the north and Cowichan Bay to the south. The cove is well-protected from most weather conditions and seas given its protection from Vancouver Island and Saltspring Island to the east. The community of Maple Bay is a picturesque, residential, seaside village within the Municipality of North Cowichan. Two roads enter Maple Bay but there is no through road, so it is a quiet neighbourhood with little traffic noise and no industrial activity. Maple Bay is described as the area east of Mackenzie Drive and Osborne Bay Road, encompassing Stoney Hill and Genoa Bay. It also includes the area between Arbutus Point and Octopus Point and the waters of Genoa Bay to the south. Maple Bay and Bird’s Eye Cove are surrounded by rolling topography and an incredibly diverse rural landscape of the Cowichan Valley. The area is characterized by picturesque landscapes that reveal themselves around every corner with vistas that are cultivated or forested in the more natural coastal Douglas Fir landscape that is considered to be a valuable, rare and disappearing ecosystem that exists mostly along a narrow strip of the south east shoreline of Vancouver Island. Maple Bay is serviced by regularly scheduled floatplane services operated by both Salt Spring Air and Harbour Air Seaplanes. Daily service is available to Saltspring Island, Vancouver International Airport and downtown Vancouver. Convenient floatplane service has played a significant part in the growth in the Cowichan Valley as it allows relocation to the area for those able to work remotely while still requiring easy access to Vancouver and more international destinations. The City of Duncan is located approx. 9 km southwest of Maple Bay while the City of Nanaimo is about 53 km north and the City of Victoria is a little farther to the south.
The BYC outstation is located on the northwest corner of Garden Bay in Pender Harbour (look for the dock in front of the Quonset hut with the blue roof). There is a total of 240 ft of moorage using both the inside and outside of the dock. Rafting of vessels is permitted on the outside in accordance with Outstation Regulation 23.
Please reserve this space on the outside dock for larger vessels if you can safely use the inside dock. Tenders must be moored on the inside dock area and must not impede yacht dockage in an otherwise useable space. Guest’s vessels are not permitted at this outstation. There are 5 - 15 amp power outlets on the dock for a fee of $4/night payable by sign in sheet. One outlet per vessel please. Water is available on the dock but must be used conservatively during the summer months. Members may top up tanks but boat washing is not permitted. Wireless internet is available. This outstation is different from other BYC outstations, we are in a residential neighborhood and we must respect our neighbours. If members negatively impact our neighbours, it will put this outstation in jeopardy and offending behaviors will be dealt with firmly with possible loss of outstation privileges. Keep noise down after 10:00 pm.
The entire facility is ours and therefore we are responsible for its use and cleanliness. There are a number of additional amenities that we don’t have at any other outstation. If you use the facilities please take care of them clean up after yourselves, your guests, your kids and your pets. The buildings, grounds and decks are all communal except for 6 pre-reserved sleeping cabins & rooms. The main house has two bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, three bedrooms and a laundry. Along the deck are three additional sleeping cabins and an additional bathroom with tub and shower. Members staying on their boats are requested to use the “Deck Bathroom”. The outstation is on a septic system so please limit water use. Parking for up to six cars is available on the driveway. The driveway holds a max of 6 cars and vehicle owners must be present at the outstation (you cannot leave your car there while you go boating). Local bylaws forbid parking on the road.
A "Bear Proof" garbage bin is available on the driveway. Make sure the lid is secured. A barbeque is available on the deck. Smoking is not permitted in any of the buildings or on the decks. Children must be supervised at all times. Cabin 6 (the small Quonset hut) is designated as pet friendly. Pets are not allowed inside any of the other buildings. Pets must be on a leash at all times and owners are required to pick up after them. A doggie bag dispenser has been installed on the lower level.
The kitchen is stocked with dishes, cutlery, pots, glasses, etc. If you use it, please clean it up. Water is metered, and therefore we must observe all municipal water restrictions.
BYC has dedicated space at Snug Cove. The berths are located on the south side of E dock (92 feet) The moorage is identified by a BYC burgee and signage.
Rafting is permitted in accordance with Outstation Regulations 11 and 23. Mooring guests are not permitted. See Outstation Regulation 1. Dogs are to be on a leash on the docks and marina property. There is 15 and 30 amp power available for a fee payable at the office. Water is available on the dock and must be used conservatively during the summer months. Washrooms and coin-operated laundry and shower facilities are available next to the marina office. Garbage disposal is available for a fee payable at the office. Length of stay shall not exceed three continuous nights on any one visit. See Outstation Regulation 10. Outstation Regulations 14 and 15 restricting the discharge of toilets or oil apply at here as well as at all outstations. Over-night parking is available for a fee payable at the marina office. Outstation Regulations apply at all BYC outstations, but the direction of the marina manager supersedes these regulations at Snug Cove.
The marina office hours are 0800 hours to 2000 hours. The marina phone number is 604-947-0707 or VHF 66A.
Please sign the log book.
BYC has dedicated dock space on the north side of “D” dock, berth #41(53 feet) and #42 (60 feet) that will be marked by signage and burgees. (Note: Other yacht clubs have moorage at this facility so please ensure you are correctly moored.)
Rafting on one vessel is permitted. 30 amp power is available for a fee payable at the marina office. Water is available at the fuel dock but limited to topping up of vessel tanks only. There are containers for garbage disposal by the office. Coin-operated laundry, showers, washrooms and ice are available ashore. Dogs are to be on a leash on the docks and marina property. Outstation Regulations apply at all BYC outstations, but may be superceded by the marina management. The marina office hours during the summer are 0700 hours to 2000 hours. The marina phone number is 250-247-8662 or VHF 66A. Please sign the log book.
BYC has dedicated space on the end of "B" float at Gibsons Marina.
There are five berths, plus the moorage at the end of the float. Please reserve this space for larger vessels if you can safely use the inside berths. The marina office (604-886-8686 or VHF 66A) is open from 0700 to 2100 throughout the summer. Beside the office is a well stocked chandlery. Showers, washrooms and laundry facilities are available for use by BYC members, and are open the same hours as the office. A garbage dumpster is located outside the marina office. 30 amp electricity is available on the docks for a fee payable at the office. Water is also available on the docks. A locked security gate is located at the head of the ramp. A security card is available from the office for a deposit. Length of stay shall not exceed three continuous nights on any one visit. See Outstation Regulation 10. Mooring guests are not permitted at the Gibsons Outstation. See Outstation Regulation 1. Outstation Regulations 14 and 15 restricting the discharge of toilets or oil apply at Gibsons and all outstations. There is a mobile sewage pump-out station at Gibsons Marina. Dogs are to be on a leash on the docks and marina property. Please sign the log book.