The Port of Vancouver is busy and complex. Won’t they always need lots of anchorages?

Sure, but how many are reasonable?

Port of Vancouver currently has 28 anchorages inside its boundaries; 6 more in Port of Nanaimo used almost exclusively for Vancouver bound ships; 10 more near Victoria at Royal Roads and Constance Bank; for a total of 44. Better alignment of anchorages inside the Port and other improvements, such as fixed mooring buoys, would make room for more ships.

We believe the Port of Vancouver should manage its operation within its own waterways. It has no authority over the Southern Gulf Islands, yet relies on our delicate waterways to complete its operations.