Provincial Boat Havens
Early in the 1990's The Council of B.C. Yacht Clubs, through its members,
embarked upon the task of formulating a catalogue of
anchorages throughout the coast of British Columbia. The locations
were finally decided, made into
a list and their locations noted.
There was substantial assistance by Provincial Government departments
associated with coastal issues. About 1996
Provincial Government Ministers were presented with this catalogue in the form
of a proposal requesting that these
locations be officially recognized and preserved as Safe Haven Anchorages.
Intended for the specific use of small
vessels where there would be reasonable confidence of secure anchoring on
arrival and a peaceful night.
Any process involving Government is inclined to be a lengthy undertaking but
progress has been made. Every one of
the locations are now digitally recorded on maps used by Government
agencies but to date not all
are fully protected from other uses.
Use the menu below for details of these safe anchorages. You'll need Adobe
for this, which you can download by
List of Anchorages - Organized South to North
List of anchorages - Organized Alphabetically