Harbours and Wharves

The Municipality of North Cowichan operates public wharves in Chemainus, Crofton, and Maple Bay. The wharves at Chemainus and Maple Bay are owned by the Municipality. The Crofton wharf is owned by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and operated under agreement by North Cowichan. The facilities are managed on a day-to-day basis by Connie Crocker, with oversight and direction from the Municipality.

Connie Crocker, Wharfinger
Chemainus Wharf Office: 2830 Oak Street, Chemainus, BC, V0R 1K0
Phone: 250-715-8186  |   Email: harbours@northcowichan.ca 

For moorage rates, please refer to the Fees and Charges Bylaw or see below, or call the Wharfinger at 250-715-8186.

Currently seeking Request for Proposals - North Cowichan Wharfinger

 

We invite proposals from qualified persons to provide wharfinger services for North Cowichan’s Chemainus, Crofton and Maple Bay wharves. The successful person (or company) will be responsible for overseeing operation and management of the wharves on behalf of the Municipality.

 

Key dates: 

  • August 18 1PM - Site visit at Chemainus Wharf (note - the site visit is not mandatory)
  • August 26 4PM - Deadline for questions
  • September 9 2PM - Submission deadline
  • October 1, 2022 - Anticipated execution of agreement

Full details, including other key dates, are outlined in the RFP document.

View the "Agreement for Services" here

Chemainus Wharf

  • Overnight Moorage: 685 feet
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Power: 30 Amp & 50 Amp available
  • Amenities: water, washrooms and showers
  • Day Moorage (when available):  up to 40 feet, over 40 feet up to 60 feet, and over 60 feet. Please note that after 4:00pm, overnight moorage applies.
  • Monitors VHF Channel 66A

Crofton Wharf

  • Reservations: No
  • Power: 20 Amp & 30 Amp available
  • Dock Space: 1000 feet
  • Amenities: water, washrooms (public washrooms are opened from 6am – 7pm daily. Please note: hours may vary depending on weather and season)
  • Shower: shower is open during public washroom hours. If door to shower is locked, it is in use.
  • Transient Moorage: Available when the fishing fleet is out for the summer
  • Rafting is permitted - Use Chart No. 3475, or 3442

Maple Bay Wharf

  • Reservations: No
  • Dock Space: 300 feet
  • Amenities: Water (at the bottom of the ramp)