Ganges is the commercial center of the British Columbia Gulf Islands. The SYC Outstation is located at the northerly head of Ganges Harbour on Salt Spring Island, in the Salt Spring Marina. Our club’s acquisition of a 25% share in Salt Spring Marina Ltd will enable us to develop an outstanding facility in Salt Spring’s charming village by the sea.
Image is for reference only -- not for navigation.
Salt Spring Marina lies just to the North of Ganges Marina. You can see an overview of the harbor area in the following picture, which shows Ganges Marina at the top, and Salt Spring Marina at the bottom. Note the white bar that marks the location of the SYC Ganges Outstation dock within the Salt Spring Marina. Note also that this is an old photo, and our dock has been rebuilt as seen further down the page.
CAUTION: When approaching the marina, refer to your charts and depth sounder. Watch out for Money Maker Rocks between Salt Spring Marina and Ganges Marina, and watch your depth off the end of B/C dock. The photo below shows the old dock layout, but locates the SYC dock within the white line.
The marina rebuild project is in progress, but still a long ways off. There will be no impact to our Ganges Outstation during the 2012 cruising season. The temporary docking arrangement for SYC boats at the marina will remain in place as we await the start of construction. For more details and updates, see the Ganges Expansion link below.
The temporary moorage offers 726’ of moorage, set up as follows:
Seven slips at 42’ x 20’
One 42' x 18' side-tie
One 60’ x 19’ side-tie
One 55’ x 20’ side-tie
One 36’ x 14’ side-tie
One 28’ x 20’ side tie
Plus 208’ of side-tie space up to 28’ wide for larger vessels.
The following picture shows a current layout of the marina. The dashed line bounds the updated B & C docks forming the SYC Ganges Outstation.
Salt Spring Marina provides a wide range of services, including fresh water, garbage service, laundry, showers, and wireless internet on the docks. Power will be limited to 30-amp service for this transition period, but will expand to include 50-amp plugs when the new docks are built.
The village of Ganges continues to offer some of the best shopping in the Gulf Islands, and to make your trip to the store easier, the club will be offering free Salt Spring Marina launch for members and guests. You can now stock up on fresh food at the Saturday market or the well-stocked Thrifty grocery, visit the BC liquor store, or enjoy a meal at one of the many fine restaurants, with the Salt Spring Marina launch ensuring you an easy ride back to the docks. Check the marina office for the launch operating schedule. For a special treat, dine at the Hastings House, rated one of the best restaurants in B.C. It is located directly above the Marina, overlooking the harbor.
Information on the Expansion for Ganges
This information is for members only. Click here to learn more in the Large Projects section.
Click the link below to toggle between satellite and street map views of the Ganges Harbour area. Zoom in, scroll around and have fun!