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Old 03-10-2009, 11:21   #1
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Live Aboard Marinas - Vancouver BC?

I am considering living aboard in Vancouver, BC, but am finding it difficult to locate a marina that legally allows me to do so.

Does anyone know what marinas that allow for full time live aboard status in this area?


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Old 13-10-2009, 15:49   #2
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Hey JJ,

I'm living aboard in False Creek currently. There are a few liveaboard marinas around, but there are long waiting lists at each one. Personally I have adopted a lifestyle where my sailboat, my rowboat and my bicycle are my only modes of transportation, and consider marinas to be more places for people who need a parking spot for their car... but then again, this is also about to be my first winter onboard, so I may well change my tune.

There's a lot of freedom in living aboard without a marina, though there are also a few downsides - namely the big court case currently in court deciding whether or not the False Creek anchoring permits are legal...

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Old 13-10-2009, 16:53   #3
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From what my research turned up, there are a few, but currently waiting lists are several years.

I've not found any in the area with a reasonable waiting list, though I'll admit I haven't researched *too* extensively. I believe I found one in Sydney BC on Vancouver island. Not that this does you any good, but... :-)
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Old 13-11-2009, 18:27   #4
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try Squamish harbour authority...they have space, cheap, boat will be in fresh water and +/-45 min drive to vancouver....
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