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 Harmen Bootsma, with oversight and direction from the Municipality.

Harmen Bootsma, Wharifnger
Chemainus Wharf Office: Box 193, Chemainus, BC, V0R 1K0
Phone: 250-246-4655  |   Email: harmen.chemainus.munimarina@gmail.com

For the current fees please refer to the Fees Bylaw.

Chemainus Wharf

  • Overnight Moorage: 685 feet
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Power: 30 Amp. - $5.00/day, 50 AMP- $8.00/day
  • Amenities Available: water, washrooms and showers
  • Rates: May 1 through September 30 - $1.16/ft., October 1 through April 30 - $0.90/ft. (charged on overall length)
  • Day Moorage (when available):  up to 40 feet - $6, over 40 feet up to 60 feet - $12, and over 60 feet, $25 (Maximum stay is 2 hours). HST @ 12% is applicable to all rates. Please note that after 4:00pm, overnight moorage applies.
  • Monitors VHF Channel 66A

Crofton Wharf

  • Overnight Moorage Rates: $.70/ft (charged on overall length) HST @ 12% is applicable
  • Reservations: No
  • Power: 30 Amp - $5/day, 20 Amp - $3/day
  • Dock Space: 1000 feet
  • Amenities Available: Water, washrooms
  • Shower: Key available from BC Ferries ticket booth at info-centre
  • Laundry: at Twin Gables' Motel
  • Transient Moorage: Available when the fishing fleet is out for the summer
  • Rafting is permitted - Use Chart No. 3475, or 3442

Maple Bay Wharf

  • Overnight Moorage Rates: $.55/ft (charged on overall length)
  • Reservations: No
  • Dock Space: 300 feet
  • Amenities Available: Water (at the bottom of the ramp)