Place to Launch and park for 3 weeks in Vancouver area

Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by d_Westie, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. d_Westie

    d_Westie New Member

    Hi all : new guy to the forum here.
    I live in Calgary (originally from Vancouver island) and every year I haul my boat out to the coast and stay on it for 3 weeks.
    In the past I have launched my boat at Cates Park in North Van and left my truck and trailer parked on the street in front of my sisters place in North Van. I've been doing this for 6 years without an issue until last year. Last year my truck and trailer got towed.

    So this year I'm looking for a place where I can launch my boat and store a trailer for 3 weeks while I'm out on my boat.
    Any suggestions? I do want a somewhat secure place to leave it.

    Thanks all.
     
  2. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    I'd call a few North Shore towing companies and ask about vehicle storage-Busters here in Vancouver has a huge yard and they store vehicles.
     
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  3. nicnat

    nicnat Active Member

    Lion's Gate Marina is an option and it is secure.
     
  4. Capilano

    Capilano Active Member

    What is the overall length of truck and trailer? Or are you just looking for somewhere to store a trailer?
     
  5. d_Westie

    d_Westie New Member

    Trailer is for a 26 foot boat so about 30 feet long. Truck is a Tundra. If I can I'd like to store both together but could find a place to store the truck separately if required.
     
  6. d_Westie

    d_Westie New Member

    Thanks for the replies guys.
    I tried Lion's Gate Marina and was informed that they no longer open the ramp to the public and the minimum storage contract that they had was 3 months.
    I think Steveston might be an option. Will check with them when I get a chance.
     
  7. trophywife

    trophywife Well-Known Member

    if you need a spot.. my aunt has secured, but in langley...pm if interested.
     
  8. Dave....

    Dave.... New Member

    Steveston boat ramp is now managed by a private pay parking company...$15 per day for boat and trailer ( that includes launch and retrieve ). They just repainted the parking lines and moved some crap outta the way to provide more spots. always busy on summer weekends.
     
  9. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that Dave.... that's good to hear the place did need a change.
     
  10. Canso

    Canso Well-Known Member

    Buy a seasons pass for McDonald Beach, it was pro rated last time I bought one, probably only $60 now.
    I’ve seen truck and trailers there for extended periods of time.
     

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