Here is a link that will bring back lots of memories for you. I live in Deep Cove (bottom of Mount Seymour) in the fjord - Indian Arm. When I want to know what the weather
is doing as I drive into Vancouver I use this link.
The very top pictures are of SFU as this is a Simon Fraser University link, but the remaining pictures (refreshed every ten minutes) will be very familiar to you.
Yoiu need to move back, I don't have to tell you we have some of the best sailing in the world. I'm recovering from hip surgery (week 5 now) so I won't be sailing for at least another month. I keep the boat at Horseshoe Bay which is a great place to just park your bum in the cockpit
and watch the show as the BC Ferries come and go. As some one said, the cheapest way to get waterfront in West Vancouver is to moor your boat at Sewell's marina.
Glad you enjoyed the city.
When I first moved to Vancouver, I lived in Kits point, just by the Maritime Museum. I could take my dog for a walk and watch all the sailboats out for their evening sails
and races. I had a buddy who let me use his sailboat (I paid $100 month for his moorage) out of Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. He gave me his member
number and for a couple of years, everyone there thought I was a member
; I was probably there more than their "real" members.
So the solution is to bring your boat - when you get it - up here and head
towards Desolation Sound and the Broughtons (spectacular there and not as crowded as Desolation Sound has become. And to think that Captain
Vancouver was so depressed to be in Desolation Sound - why he named it that; he would never have dreamt what a mecca it has become for sailors.
Calm waters and a fair wind