not knowing the area the first night i docked at the false creek harbour authority fishermans wharf but the rest of my stay i anchored out right in front of monk mqueens restaurant with about a half dozen other boats. last night i was there was last friday weather started to go for crap wind
warnings etc.... but holding was solid in about 25 ft of water
. came across the strait on sat blowing pretty good sloppy sloppy seas took about 4 hours to cross into silva bay. when coming into english
bay heading for false creek just watch the navigational bouys as it gets pretty shallow around spanish bank. you do have to pick up a anchoring
permit which is free there is a self registration
stand there by the dinghy dock
at monks. vpd comes around a couple of times a day checking peoples permits. you can dinghy over to the dinghy dock and a 15 min walk takes you right into granville island or you can take one of the many aquabus ferries.