Hi, I'm a liveaboard
in Richmond and we're currently looking for a new marina in the area (due to some problems with new owners here), only an hour a go I was looking up marinas
in the area and texting my husband the phone
numbers to enquire.
It was my understanding from our conversation just now that North Vancouver has by-laws on not allowing liveaboards there, but Vancouver, Richmond etc is fine.
Whether or not it's a hassle is I guess down to your situation. Have you heared of Shelter Island marina in Richmond? I'm about 1KM up river from there and pay HALF of what Shelter Island charge. We found this place simply by taking a drive along the river, calling into every marina we come across.
I guess what I'm getting at is maybe a non-liveaboard marina should be your final option, take a look for some liveboard places here first =)