November 27, 2023

Hopkins Landing Dock Closure

Hopkins Landing dock is CLOSED to all public use until further notice. Please adhere to posted signage.

November 27, 2023

Notice of Dock Partial Closure - Keats Landing

The dock will be closed to motorized vehicles until further notice. Public access to the dock and float by foot/boat will remain open. Vehicle barricades are in place.

December 5, 2023 December 8, 2023

Notice of Float Closure - Keats Landing

The Keats Landing float will be CLOSED to the public and commercial access due to the installation of a new float and gangway. These dates may change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. The main approach and wharf head will remain open for pedestrian use only during this time. Please use caution when navigating around Keats Landing, adhere to all signage posted, and watch for contractors working in the area. Contact 604-885-6800 if you have any questions or require more information.


The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of nine 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.

This interactive map shows the locations of all nine docks.

If you have any questions or concerns please call 604-885-6800 or email

Moorage Regulations

Signs at docks, such as the one featured on the right, indicate what the float moorage regulations are. The painted zones on the dock floats are designated as follows:

Red Zone: Temporary loading and unloading permitted.

Yellow Zone: 24-hour maximum temporary moorage permitted.

White Zone: Reserved solely for the use of emergency services, Search and Rescue, and Coast Guard.

Dock Regulations

  • No person shall obstruct or interfere with any person, vessel, watercraft or seaplane lawfully using the dock.
  • No person shall behave in a disorderly, dangerous or offensive manner on the dock.
  • No person shall make or cause noises or sound, operate any equipment, vehicles, vessel, watercraft, seaplane or machinery which disturbs or tends to disturb the quiet, peace, enjoyment and comfort of other persons. The above does not prohibit music integral to a camp or community celebration provided the music occurs between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
  • No person shall possess an open container of liquor on the dock.
  • No littering on the dock or in the water surrounding a dock.
  • No person shall place, post or erect a sign on a dock unless with permission from the SCRD. Notwithstanding the above, community notices and temporary non-commercial banners are permitted.
  • No person shall remove, destroy or damage any portion of the dock structure or any sign, notice, rule or regulation posted on a dock by or under the authority of the SCRD.
  • No person shall abandon a vessel, watercraft or seaplane at the dock.
  • No person shall moor a vessel, watercraft or seaplane at the dock in such a manner as to unduly obstruct the movement of other vessels or watercraft.
  • No vessel, watercraft or seaplane shall moor at a dock for a period in excess of 24 hours unless otherwise posted by the SCRD.
  • No person shall use the surface of a dock for any major maintenance or repair work or do any other thing in such a manner as to impede the use of the dock by others.
  • No person shall build or place any structure on a dock unless authorized by the SCRD.
  • No person shall store any material of any kind, including a watercraft, on the surface of a dock unless in an area posted as a storage area. SCRD staff may order a vessel, watercraft or seaplane removed from the dock or moved to alter its position to facilitate the proper management, control and use of the dock.

Any person who contravenes these rules and regulations or other provisions of Ports Regulations Bylaw No. 518, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of not less than $50.00 and not more than the maximum prescribed by the Offence Act.

All authorized personnel and emergency personnel, while acting in the course of their duties, as well as emergency vehicles, are exempt from the provisions of this Bylaw.