Ports & Docks Overview
The Sunshine Coast Regional District is responsible for the operation and maintenance of nine (9) Ports and Docks located within the West Howe Sound and Halfmoon Bay Electoral Areas: Gambier Harbour, West Bay, Halkett Bay, Port Graves, Eastbourne, Keats Landing, Vaucroft, Halfmoon Bay and Hopkins Landing.
To view the locations of SCRD ports and docks, regulations and interactive map, click here.
UPDATE: SCRD PORTS NOTICE OF WORK – REPAIRS TO KEATS LANDING DOCK – JANUARY 9, 2020
Inclement weather this week has delayed progress on planned repair work at Keats Landing dock. Damaged components have been removed, but structural repairs including piledriving are yet to be completed. The approach remains closed to vehicles and the derrick remains out of service.
Strong outflow winds are forecasted for the coming days. Therefore, SCRD, in consultation with contractors, is suspending work and planning for remobilization later in January.
Schedule details will be shared in advance of work on site restarting.
Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation with dock service interruption. SCRD looks forward to returning the dock to full service as soon as possible.
SCRD PORTS NOTICE OF WORK – REPAIRS TO KEATS LANDING DOCK
The scope of repair work includes replacement of several piles.
Service interruptions and one full-day closure are expected to occur during the repair work. Advance notice of closure will be provided to dock users and the community once the schedule has been confirmed.
• The Keats Camp float immediately east to the Keats Landing dock has been established as an alternate dock for drop-off and pick-up use only (no moorage allowed) by the public, water taxi companies and BC Ferries Stormaway during the repairs. Please note there is no vehicle access/parking at the Keats Camp float.
• Access to the Keats Island Moorage Society gangway and floats may be restricted during the one-day closure.
Please watch for construction personnel and equipment and approach the area with caution by land or sea during this work.
SCRD Ports Service Notice: Vaucroft Dock Work & Possible Service Interruptions – Friday, November 29 through January 15, 2020
Sunshine Coast Regional District, with Pacific Industrial Marine as contractor, will be completing work on the Vaucroft dock float and approach (North Thormanby Island) in the upcoming weeks.
• Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1 – Miscellaneous demolition and site organization, preparations for swapping the float.
• Monday, December 2 - Swapping of float and driving of moorage piles. There will be periodic interruptions in access to the float (up to 3 hours) during this time. Ladder access to the wharf will remain open.
• Tuesday, December 3 through January 15, 2020 – repairs to the approach. There will be periodic short interruptions in access to the approach during this time.
The above schedule is subject to change due to weather. Please watch for workers and machinery on site at all times and use caution when approaching the site on land or by sea.
The site foreman (Kevin Weitten) can inform and co-ordinate any float access required during the project.
Thank you for your patience while these important repairs are completed.
Attention Eastbourne Community Dock Users - October 11, 2019
Dock users are reminded to not store personal property, including dinghies, on docks. As seasonal weather conditions change, it is important not to impede movement on floats. The SCRD Ports Division requests that personal dinghies be removed from the Eastbourne float in a timely matter.
Notice of Service Change - July 17, 2019
HALKETT BAY AND VAUCROFT PORTS APPROACHES CLOSED TO VEHICLES
In early 2019, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) undertook a load rating assessment on SCRD Ports. An assessment by professional engineers was completed, using Canadian reference standards for structural analysis. Following analysis, engineers have recommended that the approaches at Halkett Bay and Vaucroft be restricted to pedestrian loads until additional cross bracing is installed to address vehicle braking loads. Signage and a barrier will be installed shortly at these locations. The barrier will be movable to enable bulky hand freight to pass. Read the full Notice of Service change here.
Service Notice Update - July 19, 2019
Following the notice of service change issued July 17, 2019 restricting Vaucroft and Halkett Bay docks to pedestrian loads only, SCRD has undertaken further analysis and is permitting golf carts to travel on the wharf approach. Golf carts should be lightly loaded. No trailers, ATVs, gators or other vehicles are permitted to use the dock.
SCRD will communicate updates as capital repairs are scheduled. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
KEATS LANDING DOCK CLOSED TO VEHICLES – June 28, 2019
Keats Landing dock remains closed to vehicles until further notice. The derrick/crane is also closed. Diving and jumping from the wharfhead are prohibited.
Dock users are advised to use caution near the north east corner of the wharfhead. There may be submerged hazards near the affected area. Please watch for divers working in the area.
The dock and float remain open for pedestrian and water taxi use.
Requests for Service
The public may submit comments, concerns, questions or information regarding SCRD ports and docks via the Feedback Form.
Ideally, please include the following information:
- Your name and contact information
- Description of issue – specific details, photos are helpful.
- Detailed location information (e.g. third pile on the south side)
For service coordination, please contact the Planning & Community Development Department by Email or please call 604-885-6800 extn. 6432 during regular business hours.
To learn about the Ports & Docks Major Projects, click here.
To learn about the new Sunshine Coast Regional District Ports Monitors (POMO) Committee, click here.