General Port Information

Location:    Latitude 49° 10′N; longitude 123° 56′W
 
Local time:    GMT = -8 hours
 
Harbour open:    24 hours
 
Scenic cruising:    Approach from the South passes through the San Juan and Gulf Islands (duration 5 hours)
Approach from the North is via the scenic Johnstone Strait and Strait of Georgia (duration 10 hours)
 
Best time to visit:    April through October
 
Climate:    Some rain and occasional strong winds during spring
 
Prevailing wind:    Direction E17.7%; SE17.5%; NE5%; W21.6%; NW13.9%; force 2-3 Beaufort
 
Prevailing Weather:    Winds  35° NW, 10 – 15 knots June - Sept
Current  Large falling tide produces 2 - 3 knot current
Other  River current from Nanaimo River (aft of berth)
 
Average temperature:    April to June - 16°C (61°F)
July to October - 20°C (68°F)
 
Min. depth at low tide:    10 metres (33 feet) on approach
 
Tidal difference:    4.87 metres (16 feet) 3 knots of current
 
Swell:    Maximum 1.5 m (4.9 ft); no swells at the berth; swell action at anchor is in fact wind-generated rolling waves from NE winds which only account for 5% of total prevailing winds
 
Ice condition:    Ice free
 
Airdraft restriction:    No
 
Restrictions for port entry:    No
 
Nautical port chart:    CHS #3447, Revised & Reissued 2013 issued by:
Canadian Hydrographic Service
9860 W. Saanich Road
P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC, Canada
Tel: (250) 363-6358 Fax: (250) 363-6841
www.sci.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/charts/home_e.htm

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