Details for False Creek Fishermen's Wharf

False Creek Fishermen's Wharf

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Average rating 4.8 stars from 5 reviews

Address 1505 W. 1st Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6J 1E8

PhoneOffice: 604-733-3625

After hours contact

Security- Office: 604-733-3625 Cell: 604-834-1140

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


Often quite full. Larger boats might have to raft with fishing boats. This is a Canada Customs point of entry although you can usually just call them as you approach the harbor to get your ID number.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

False Creek Harbour Authority


Mike Loy


Michael Turkington

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Discounts for longer stays.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Watch out for small rental craft in the vicinity as many are first-timers. Be especially careful near kayakers and paddle boarders, many are just learning to steer. Other than traffic, there are no hazards.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info: Rafting permitted and often required. No more than three deep.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info: 20 Amp

Pricing info: 100 amp is $37.76 per day.
50 amp is $13.82 per day.
30 amp is $5.51 per day.
20 amp is $4.02 per day.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Located close by at Burrard Civic Marina.

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Dog cookies in the office.

Disability access


Launch service

Pump out

Yes - $6.00, but they will do the actual pumping. Pump is at the customs dock toward the back, with a yellow border.






Yes - Nice, heated area. Buy tokens ($1.00 for 4 minutes) at the office.




Yes - Washers, dryers, and soap for sale. Get loonies at the office.


Yes - Walk to the Granville Island Public Market for fresh vegetables, fruit, and seafood.


Yes - There is a West Marine a few blocks from here.


Yes - Excellent fish and chips to be had from a kiosk next to the parking lot. It's fresh, but be prepared to wait in line.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Yes - Several large long-term storage lockers.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Close by on Granville Island.

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi, good signal strength. Look for the signal that starts with Fishermen's Wharf - password is available at the office.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Close to translink commuter bus stops at Fir St. and 4th Ave.

Other services

Good security. Lone dock at the south end of the marina is a courtesy dock while clearing with Canadian customs.


Granville Island
Maritime museum
Vanier Park
HR MacMillan Space Center
Kits Beach

Reviews for False Creek Fishermen's Wharf
All the things, but it will cost you., 2016-10-16
Captain: , Chicago (80)

Slip prices are crazy in Vancouver and False Creek is no exception. We didn't stay here but we did park for free at the market and walk over to use the really well maintained showers as well as the laundry. They have ice as well and the staff is very helpful.

Close to Granville Island, 2016-01-02
Captain: , North Vancouver (11)

A short walk to Granville island along water front. Wel maintained and open 24 hours per day

Wonderful location, 2012-02-16
Captain: , Cowichan Bay, BC (838)

This is an excellent spot - great views, good service, good facilities. Maybe a little pricey but well worth it if the location means anything. Granville Island is one of our favorite spots in Vancouver and you couldn't be any closer to Granville than here.
15/2/2012 - back for the boat show and its still a great place to stay - can't get a better location for visiting downtown Vancouver.

It does not get much better than this!, 2011-09-01
Captain: , Sequim Bay (317)

Imagine your boat parked downtown in one of the greatest citiies in the world. Talk about convenience! Customs phone right in the marina, a short walk to some of the most interesting shopping in North America on Granville Island. Facilities were on par with the best of the best.

First Rate, 2007-01-29
Captain: , DH, WA (1714)

This is a busy marina with employees who seem to like their work. The location couldn't be better - a short walk to all the attractions on Granville Island or the Maritime Museum, nearby water taxi stop, in the heart of Canada's most beautiful city, with good security. And if you're lucky you'll make friends with some fisherman.

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