Mosquito Creek Marina
The most central marina for boat moorage, travel lift, dry dock, marine maintenance, refit and boat repair. Looking across the Port of Vancouver, just minutes from downtown Vancouver
mosquito creek marina
Marina Office Hours:
Closed for lunch 12-1pm
7am-10pm every day.
Spirit Trail Hours:
Dawn-dusk every day
Mosquito Creek Marina and Boatyard is located in Vancouver Harbour, in the heart of North Vancouver, with easy access to the Salish Sea and the Gulf Islands.
Downtown Vancouver is readily accessible by the Seabus at nearby Lonsdale Quay and is near major highways. We are within easy walking distance from fine shops and restaurants in the Lower Lonsdale district of North Vancouver and are located along the Spirit Trail which runs from Deep Cove to West Vancouver.
The Marina has 530 moorage slips ranging from 25ft to 160ft offering annual, short term and transient moorage. There are a mix of open berths, boat sheds and float homes in the Marina.
We offer annual and winter dry land boat storage on blocks and trailer storage based on availability. We provide a full service boatyard with a 50 tonne Marine Travelift, and our on-site marine service providers offer a wide range of repair and maintenance services. Mosquito Creek Marina is home to one of the best known floating home communities in North America.
Mosquito Creek Marina and Boatyard is part of The Nch’ḵay̓ Development Corporation. The Marina occupies ancestral lands of the Squamish Nation.
Explore our services
Mosquito Creek offers some of the most comprehensive marine services in British Columbia.
Transient or short term moorage is available for boats up to 160 ft, subject to availability of space. Please use the online booking form to request a space.
To book, please use our online booking system.
Mosquito Creek Marina is the home to a number of Live-aboard boat customers. At this time we are not accepting any more Live-aboards. Unfortunately it is not possible to transfer a live-aboard slip to a new vessel owner.
Mosquito Creek Marina and Boatyard have a Marine Travelift (strap lift) with a capacity of 50 metric tonnes. We can accommodate boats up to 70 ft in length, 18 ft beam, and 18 ft draft. Boats can be lifted for survey or quick lifts or daily storage while your boat is being repaired. Our Travel lift team strives to provide the highest level of services and environmental standards. Our boatyard provides exceptional travel lift operations, with over 20 years’ experience our highly skilled boatyard haul out crew will ensure your vessel is treated with the upmost care.
Do you have a larger boat and need more capacity? Check out our Lynnwood Marina page for information about our new 75 tonne lift.
Dry storage is available for short and long term, depending on availability, for vessels up to 70’. We offer Winter Valet October 1 to March 31 each year, depending on availability. In addition, year-round we can also store your boat trailer in our secured yard at affordable rate options.
Available by appointment between 11am-noon and 1-2pm daily; price is $100 + tax. Contact the Marina office during regular working hours to book.
The Spirit Trail Ocean Homes and Seastar homes were built in 3 phases. Each home is privately owned and subject to a transfer of ownership fee at time of sale which allows the new owner to retain slip.
For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our staff at 604-987-4113.
There are a wide range of marine service providers on-site including welding, electronics, fiberglass repairs, diesel, gas and outboard mechanical, among others.
Mosquito Creek Marina does not make any recommendation or provide endorsement but provides this list for your information.
Please visit our on-site services page for more information.
Our other businesses
In addition to the marinas, The Nch’ḵay̓ Development Corporation operates other other industry leading marine businesses for your benefit.
Our Marine Division is established as Canada’s premier marina specialist engineers in the design, supply and installation of floating docks and floating structures at marinas, waterfront and harbour locations. Developed through years of research, the result of understanding the demands of yachts and expectations of the modern-day marina, we are positioned to deliver superior quality marina installation solutions to any marina development or waterfront refurbishment.
Designed to exceed industry standards, our heavy-duty timber dock’s solid and stable design can withstand the most extreme elements of the Pacific Northwest; be maintenance free as possible; economical to build and has exceptional longevity.
Each dock section is:
Engineered, built and tested for optimal performance, all products and structured to function exceptionally because of testing at our commercial Marinas. Come see the docks yourself, there are no thru bolts to tighten. Our docks serve us well through high winds, rough seas and other elements mother nature has given us. HDPE is shipped easily, and installation is engineered site-specific. Custom sizes and configurations are available to meet any waterfront and setup is minimal.
The timber docks are built with 4 x 12 pressure treated timber and decked with rough fir. All cut edges are re-treated to prevent rot. Galvanized bolts and lags are for fastening. The floatation is HDPE covered Styrofoam made on site at Mosquito Creek Marina. Designed for easy service access, a Wireway runs thru the center of the dock. The docks are built in 10 x 40 ft sections and are easily spliced together for the desired length. Cleats can be added or tie rails if that is your choice. It is very easy to add water spigots and power pedestals to the mix. The freeboard on the docks is about 17-18″. They are solid and sturdy and easy to maintain.
If concrete floats are what you’re looking for, we can help. For your marina, boat shed or float home, we can custom make what you need. Sections up to 50 ft long and 15 ft wide can be built at Mosquito Creek Marina in North Vancouver.
After years of trying and testing third party built floating wharf products, we have learned that it failed to meet our demands and satisfaction. This inspired us to design and develop a heavy-duty timber dock system that is proven to be the most durable, fire resistant and cost-effective floatation dock system available today.
Mosquito Creek Marina’s high-density polyethylene HDPE Float Dock Welding division custom designs and builds environmentally friendly high-density polyethylene HDPE float frames and block pontoons made available for a variety of dock float solutions. These completely water-tight float frames are extrusion welded.
Built rugged and virtually unsinkable, an obvious choice for longevity, strength and environmental sensitivity, these floatation frames have a low carbon footprint and are an excellent alternative to Styrofoam float dock construction.
With Styrofoam buoyancy billets poor for the environment, the advent of HDPE billets UV deterioration is not an issue. The high-density polyethylene welding will not have water intrusion avoiding decomposition of Styrofoam due to exposure to fuel and other marine related conditions since the Styrofoam is sealed within a watertight enclosure.
Designed for structural strength beneath the water not above it, HDPE float frames offers superior buoyancy, a multi-talented high load environmentally friendly material that shows no effects of corrosion, minimal marine growth and does it require maintenance and the high-density polyethylene is both viscous tough and highly flexible due to its superior tensile strength. Due to popular demand, a designated welding division now concentrates on all dock float needs, our team can custom design and build it for you.
Since the acquisition of the Lynnwood Marina, we have completed several boatsheds servicing customers all over the lower mainland.
This image shows Dan Kí7ḵes, ‘Old’ Julian, Willie Baker, and Steven Antone making a new dugout canoe. Canoeing was important to First Nations peoples. Canoes linked villages and provided access to local resources such as berry patches, bulrushes and clam-digging sites. These carvers are following the long-standing tradition of canoe making. Today, racing canoes are widely used in competitions.
This church is located on the north side of Burrard Inlet at Eslha7án̓ (the Squamish Nation Mission Reserve). It was founded in 1884 and is the oldest Catholic Church in the Vancouver region. It originally had only one spire, but a second spire was added when the Church was re-dedicated, as St. Paul’s Catholic Church, in 1909.
St. Paul’s Church plays a significant role in the lives of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh stelmexw (Squamish people) on the North Shore. As early as 1863, Oblate Fathers set-up a missionary reserve on the north shore of the Burrard Inlet. Under the leadership of Father Fouquet and Chief Snat, a mission church was first built there in 1868. (Lascelles, Thomas A. Mission on the Inlet, 1984).
The start of change is beginning, land is being cleared for future development.
The Coast Salish Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, Indigenous name for Squamish Nation, established a village Slah-ahn/Ustlawn/Eslha7an, meaning head bay in the 1860s along a stretch of mudflat at the mouth of Mosquito Creek.
In this photo dated June 29, 1965 you can see the start of what is now Mosquito Creek Marina. Beside was Horne Bros Shingle Co. Ltd which employed many Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw people. Lacrosse is a large part of First Nation history, in 1932 the Mission Lacrosse team won the BC Championship; the lacrosse box in this picture was relocated for marina expansion.
The start of change is beginning, land is being cleared for future development.
As the marina continues to expand, an office building was constructed, dry land storage was created, and the lacrosse box was built on Chief Joseph Crescent.
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