how about anchoring
? you can stay for 3 weeks at a time in False Creek and they don't seem too fussed about the whole permit
system anyway so i'm sure you could get a month or two there easy. Lots of room too after the summer. There are lots of places to tie up a dinghy
- I believe most/all the water
taxi landings allow a few dinghies to tie up. Beware of dinghy
theft, mine was cleaned out last year - oars, bucket, sponge, dirty rag...
you can also anchor
off Bowen island near the ferry
, easy commute to the city. Same same for the eastern end of Burrard Inlet around port moody, belcarra and deep cove to name a few.
After september it gets harder to find a reasonable moorage in Vancouver. Check craigslist, people do sublet but at that time of year everyone is thinking of putting her away for the winter, not going for an extended cruise
. I reckon your best bet will be somewhere on the Fraser river in Richmond or Delta
. That certainly is the cheapest place to tie up on the lower mainland, there are a fair few marinas
as well as float homes and businesses that have dock
space for rent. Try putting a moorage wanted ad in Craigslist.