Pier Regulations & Moorage

To ensure that the Burrard Dry Dock Pier and St. Roch Dock are safe, accessible, and pedestrian friendly, the City has implemented a Wharf Regulation Bylaw. This bylaw regulates moorage, commercial activity, and a variety of public events on the waterfront piers.


The Pier features a 700-foot long Burrard Dry Dock Pier and smaller floating St. Roch Dock, allowing for ample moorage opportunities. The Pier is also the only Lower Mainland facility approved by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).

The larger Burrard Dry Dock Pier is best suited for oversized commercial, recreational and naval vessels that are up to 135 meters in length. Available year-round, the Pier is easily protected from both land and water with the North Vancouver RCMP stationed nearby.

The St. Roch Dock can accommodate smaller vessels such as leisure crafts and private yachts that are looking to moor for a short visit.

St. Roch Dock Vessel or Watercraft Length and Applicable Rates:
Up to 25 ft. (7.62m) Over 25 ft. (7.62m)
up to 40 ft. (12m)
Over 40 ft. (12m)
up to 60 ft. (18.3m)
Over 60 ft. (18.3m)
up to 82 ft. (25m)
$2.00/hr* $3.00/hr* $4.00/hr* $5.00/hr*
* To a 3 hour maximum. Moorage Agreement required thereafter.

Both docks allow for quick access to shops, restaurants and attractions, as well as easy street access for replenishing ship supplies. For those who are looking for another moorage option, the City offers Goldsworthy Pier, a floating dock capable of serving small vessels.

For more information about moorage opportunities in the City of North Vancouver, please review the related documents and application guide below or contact the Shipyards Office.


Pier Bookings

Navy vessels or cruise ships looking to use the Pier should contact the Shipyards Office. 


Shipyards Office
Tel: 604-982-8383
Email: bookings@cnv.org

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