Become a MemberSurprisingly Affordable Fees ★ Moorage Availability
★ Unique Outstation Program ★ Active Cruising & Clubhouse Calendar ★ Unlimited SUP/Kayak Use ★ Learn-to-Sail Option ★ Member Discount Programs
★Live Music & Dancing ★ Sports Nights ★ Tournaments ★ Theme Parties ★ BBQs ★ Speaker Nights ★ Award-Winning Food
★ Best Clubhouse and Deck in Vancouver

10 Reasons To Become A False Creek Yacht Club Member


Camaraderie

We’re a small, fun, friendly, relaxed and casual club where you’ll feel welcome and make new friends!


Location, location. Location.

Just minutes from English Bay, minutes from Downtown and the Granville Island shops, and a great place to see the fireworks, from your boat or from the award-winning clubhouse.


We’re Surprisingly Affordable!

From membership fees and dues to moorage, food, and social beverages, you can’t beat the FCYC for member value, whether you’re a boater, love watersports, or just enjoy being by the water. Moorage rates are some of the lowest in the Lower Mainland.


Reasonable wait list for moorage

Boats under 30’ often get moorage within 6 months, while larger boats may take 2-3 years, however we have a very active sublease program with members who are gone on long-term cruising, and abundant winter moorage options at our Bowen Island outstation.


Unique Outstation Program

Some yacht clubs have expensive and underutilized private outstations which require members to spend boating time maintaining the outstations. Not at the FCYC! We make use of existing marina facilities to recreate the experience without the cost & sweat. We have 10 along the coast, see them all on the Go Cruising page. We’re also proud members of a world-wide reciprocal program!


Active Cruising Calendar

We have everything from pub crawls, wine-tastings, foodie cruises, hiking or golf cruises to anchoring/stern-tying cruises in more remote areas. Members consistently tell us that they learn more about boating on one of our cruises than they ever expected (even those with very large boats who belong to other yacht clubs). Daily Happy Hour is a given.


Active Clubhouse

Come enjoy our award-winning food and bar service, at great prices. Bring your friends to the best deck in Vancouver. We have a variety of events year-round, so its easy to make new friends.


Unlimited SUP/Kayak Use

What a great way to get out on the waters of False Creek and English Bay and meet others who share your interest! With just one all-inclusive fee and unlimited use, this is a huge value!


Learn-to-Sail Option

The 26 foot FolkBoat a classic and renowed model of vessel, so sturdy that its sisterships have been sailed around the world! Learning to sail aboard this is cost-effective, easy, and fun!
Once you “know the ropes”, you can even take the FolkBoat out day-cruising on your own.


Member Discount Programs

With everything from discounts at Steveston and Skookum Yacht Services to Aquabus, Cypress, Grouse and more, these discounts can offset for your membership fees year round. Best of all, our members who have products or services that are of interest have also set up special member-only discounts.

Which Level of Membership is Right for You?

I own a boat or I’m thinking about buying a boat, and I WANT moorage

ACTIVE membership is best for you because it immediately locks in your seniority on the moorage waitlist. It’s our premier membership tier and affords all privileges of every membership level, plus voting rights, the opportunity to hold a board position, access to all outstations, and an opportunity for full time moorage or sublease moorage in our False Creek Marina and Bowen Outstation.

Permanent moorage is assigned as it becomes available and is determined via seniority and boat size. FCYC has moorage with a variable wait list depending on size of the boat. Typically boats in the 28-35’ range have been accommodated within 1-3 years while larger sizes take a bit longer.

Sublease moorage is often overlooked as an option but is often available within a short timeframe as our cruisers love to be away for extended cruising periods. Ask for details and availability.


ACTIVE Membership pays for itself, with over $2000 of benefits every year + moorage savings!

✓ Take advantage of the 20% discount on food and beverages at the Clubhouse (you’re going to eat out anyway, right?).

✓ You may never pay marina fees again! Use the Bowen Island outstation year-round, receive up to a $500 moorage credit at 10 marinas along the coast and take advantage of a big list of reciprocals.

✓ No cover charges at club dance parties and more.

✓ Significant savings on typical moorage rates in the Vancouver area (up to $8/ft/mo), once you’re assigned moorage.

NOTE: As with all yacht clubs in the Vancouver area, a wait list is established and is based on seniority and overall dimensions of the craft. Guaranteed promises of moorage cannot be made; rather reliance on history suggests that movement through the wait lists is possible. In all instances, a conversation about the wait list with the existing Rear Commodore Marina is advised, given that he/she is most familiar with current movement and opportunities.

To apply for membership, contact the office (604) 682-3292 or email FCYC@FCYC.com.

I own a boat or I charter, so I don’t need moorage but I want to CRUISE with experienced boaters

CRUISING membership is ideal for you! You have all the rights of every membership level EXCEPT you do not accrue seniority towards moorage, and you are not eligible for full time moorage or subleases at the FCYC marina facility.

We have a very innovative approach to Outstations and the most active cruising calendar in the Lower Mainland, with weekend and longer-term cruising from the San Juans to Alaska and everywhere in between. Many cruises have a special theme that reflect member interests such as a pub crawl or hiking-focus. And if you want to learn more about boating, you’re in the right place to learn or get better at everything from anchoring and stern-tying to trip planning, weather forecasting, boat maintenance, and safety.

CRUISING Membership pays for itself, with up-to $2000 of benefits every year!

✓ Take advantage of the 20% discount on food and beverages at the Clubhouse (you’re going to eat out anyway, right?).

✓ You may never pay marina fees again! Use the Bowen Island outstation year-round, receive up to a $250 moorage credit at 10 marinas along the coast and take advantage of a big list of reciprocals.

✓ No cover charges at club dance parties and more.

To apply for membership, contact the office (604) 682-3292 or email FCYC@FCYC.com.

I’m interested in learning to sail, kayak or stand-up paddleboard

SOCIAL Membership is perfect for land dwellers & local residents who love kayaking and/or SUPs. Bring your own and store it on our docks (fee applies) or have unlimited use (no charge) of the kayaks and SUPs owned by the club. Join other members who share your passion on weeknight or weekend paddles in the Creek, out to English Bay, or beyond!

If you want to learn to sail or skipper the 26′ Folkboat, contact the club for further details.

Membership pays for itself, with over $1000 of benefits every year!

✓ Take advantage of the 20% discount on food and beverages at the Clubhouse (you’re going to eat out anyway, right?)

✓ There is no charge for unlimited use of the Club kayaks and SUPs

✓ Receive discounted rates on sailing lessons and Folkboat charters

To apply for membership, contact the office (604) 682-3292 or email FCYC@FCYC.com.

I’ve heard you have a really fun clubhouse, can I hang out if I’m not a boater?

YES! A Social Membership is perfect for land dwellers & local residents who love being around the water and want to “go to the Club” and bring their friends. We have a very active social schedule, a great lounge with bar, TV, and pool table, a great deck with comfortable seating, fire pits and seasonal heat lamps, and we’re casual and friendly!

All members receive a 20% discount off food and beverage purchases charged to their account, so your friends may want to join too, because our award-winning food and beverage service is great value compared to any other dine-out spot in Vancouver! Check out our menu, which always has additional weekly specials.

Membership pays for itself, with over $500 of benefits every year!

✓ Take advantage of the 20% discount on food and beverages at the Clubhouse (you’re going to eat out anyway, right?).

✓ Use the Club for casual meetings and hang-outs at no charge.

✓ Receive member discounts if you want to rent the clubhouse for a private event.

To apply for membership, contact the office (604) 682-3292 or email FCYC@FCYC.com.

Membership Fees and Benefits

Social Membership

Non-boat owners who love being on or near the water & have an interest in socializing, kayaking, SUPs, or learn-to-sail.
$ 500 Annual

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Cruising Membership

Boat owners who already have moorage, or boaters who charter, who want to cruise with other experienced boaters.
$ 600 Annual

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Active Membership

Boat owners or aspiring boat owners who want moorage, cruising, and socializing opportunities with experienced boaters.
$ 950 Annual

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FAQ

How do I become a member?

When can I access the marina and clubhouse?

How long have you been around for?

Since 1981, when a small group of passionate and committed boaters at a marina near the current Cambie Street Bridge) decided to form a Yacht Club that would become the Star of False Creek. The idea was for a new Club in the heart of the City offering an exciting social and recreational environment unique in the Downtown/False Creek core in addition to traditional boating activities. When that marina disappeared as part of the Expo 86 development, there’s a fascinating story about how the club overcame the odds and secured its current location. The Clubhouse opened in December 1989. Read the fascinating story and history here.

Do you own your marina?

What is an assessment?

What amenities do you have?

How does parking work?

What is an outstation and how does it work?

What are the cruising Stations and how do they work?

Can I rent the lounge for special events?