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The Vancouver Port Authority is proposing to prohibit watercraft including kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards from the waters off the NW shore of Stanley Park, including Third Beach and Siwash Rock. I would like to encourage SKABC members to comment on the proposal. The deadline for public comment is Sunday, Oct. 8. Comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, e.g., with subject “Comments on Proposed Notice of Amendment: Port Information Guide”.
The proposed restricted area (MRA-1) is shown in yellow on the map below.
Here is a link to the full document.
Relevant passages are:
The First Narrows Movement Restricted Area (MRA-1) comprises an area enclosed:
- To the west by a line drawn directly north from Ferguson Point off Stanley Park and the intersection of a line drawn from the north pier of First Narrows Lions Gate Bridge through Capilano Light.
- To the east by a line drawn from Brockton Point off Stanley Park to Burnaby Shoal, then north to the eastern edge of Fibreco Dock.
For safety reasons, vessels engaged in fishing (including crab-by-trap), personal watercraft such as jet skis, row boats, canoes and vessels, sailing or proceeding without mechanical power, are not permitted within MRA-1. Fishing, sailing and other non-powered recreational activity is permitted only in designated areas outside of the boundaries of MRA-1 west of First Narrows Lions Gate Bridge.
The Jericho Sailing Centre has some information at:
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