Become a Member
Surprisingly 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

Which Level of Membership is Right for You?

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, apply here or contact the office (604) 682-3292.

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, apply here or contact the office (604) 682-3292.

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, apply here or contact the office (604) 682-3292.

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, apply here or contact the office (604) 682-3292.

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
00
Annual Dues
  • $750.00 One Time Initiation Fee
  • $750.00 Food and Beverage Annual Assessment
  • Free parking for members and guests.
  • Access to the award-winning FCYC Clubhouse and award-winning catering.
  • Discounted private facility rentals for family, business, social, or charity functions.
  • Friendly social events including Scotch & Wine tastings, Potluck Dinners, Pub Nights, Games on the Big Screen, Formal Galas, Band Nights, Summer BBQs, and much more.
  • 20% member discount on Food and Bar purchases charged to your account.

Cruising Membership

Boat owners who already have moorage, or boaters who charter, who want to cruise with other experienced boaters.
$ 600
00
Annual Dues
  • $5,000.00 One Time Initiation Fee
  • $750.00 Food and Beverage Annual Assessment
  • Free parking for members and guests.
  • Access to the award-winning FCYC Clubhouse and award-winning catering.
  • Discounted private facility rentals for family, business, social, or charity functions.
  • Friendly social events including Scotch & Wine tastings, Potluck Dinners, Pub Nights, Games on the Big Screen, Formal Galas, Band Nights, Summer BBQs, and much more.
  • 20% member discount on Food and Bar purchases charged to your account.
  • Free (mandatory) annual boat safety inspection.
  • Reciprocal privileges at hundreds of yacht clubs around BC and the world.
  • $250 cash reimbursement Cruising Program for transient moorage at approved coastal marinas.
  • Outstation privileges at Snug Cove on Bowen Island.

Active Membership

Boat owners or aspiring boat owners who want moorage, cruising, and socializing opportunities with experienced boaters.
$ 950
00
Annual Dues
  • $6,500.00 One Time Initiation Fee
  • $750.00 Food and Beverage Annual Assessment
  • Free parking for members and guests.
  • Access to the award-winning FCYC Clubhouse and award-winning catering.
  • Discounted private facility rentals for family, business, social, or charity functions.
  • Friendly social events including Scotch & Wine tastings, Potluck Dinners, Pub Nights, Games on the Big Screen, Formal Galas, Band Nights, Summer BBQs, and much more.
  • 20% member discount on Food and Bar purchases charged to your account.
  • Free (mandatory) annual boat safety inspection.
  • Reciprocal privileges at hundreds of yacht clubs around BC and the world.
  • $500 cash reimbursement Cruising Program for transient moorage at approved coastal marinas.
  • Outstation privileges at Snug Cove on Bowen Island.
  • Access to subleasing at the Club docks and/or winter moorage at Bowen.
  • Eligible for moorage at the FCYC docks, at some of the lowest moorage rates in the Vancouver. Waitlist and seniority applies.

FAQ

  • To apply for membership, apply here.
  • The member approval process includes an initial phone call with our Club Manager to answer any questions and ensure that the FCYC is a good fit for you, followed by a friendly get-together with one or more members to ensure you’re a good fit for us. That way, there are a couple of friendly faces you’ll already know when you join!
  • After officially being approved by the Board, you will receive your prorated invoice for annual membership costs along with parking passes and an access fob to the clubhouse.
  • Once you’re a member, we’ll make you feel welcome, with an official Orientation Evening where you’ll meet other new and long-time members. We’ll ask you to complete a profile with some information about yourself and your interests for the Club Roster, so that you can connect with other members who enjoy the same activities you do.
  • Moorage members have 24-hour access to the marina.
  • Cruising and Social Members who wish to use the kayaks, SUPs or Folkboat may ask the Wharfinger for assistance or may be eligible for fob access.
  • The Clubhouse is open to all members daily between 11:00AM – 4:30PM for casual meetings, R&R on the deck, or just to enjoy a cup of coffee. Check with the office first to ensure it is not booked for an external event.
  • The Clubhouse is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings for Member Nights year-round except for 2 weeks at Christmas and New Year’s.  It may also be open on other days and evenings for special club events, including speakers, dances, and barbeques – details are in the Club Calendar and highlighted in the weekly newsletter.

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.

  • As of 2020, the Club has three moorage leases:
  • Lot 143 is a Provincial lease which covers 34 berths (C-E) of the marina operation and will be up for renewal in April 2051.
  • Lot 161 is a Provincial lease which covers 9 berths (F-G) of the marina operation and will be up for renewal November 20, 2051.
  • The Concord Pacific Group Inc. lease covers 66 berths of the marina operation and is currently renewed yearly.
  • The Food and Beverage Assessment is a pre-paid credit for food and drinks in the lounge, billed at the beginning of the membership year (April 1st).
  • There is a minimum spend of your assessment each quarter, otherwise it will be reclaimed by the club. As long as you come for dinner and drinks once or twice a quarter, you’ll be all set. Of course, with such an active clubhouse we’d like to see you a lot more often, and many of our members are weekly regulars!
  • We have abundant FREE parking!
  • Our main lot is located by the entrance to the dock ramps and two smaller lots are up by the washroom trailers. All parking spots belonging to FCYC are marked
  • Active members can park up to 8 consecutive nights while cruising. An extra day pass for guests is included with membership.
  • Social and Cruising Members are not permitted to park overnight at any time.
  • Max GVW 10,000lbs
  • An outstation is leased dock space reserved exclusively for members, and there is no charge to use it (limit 3 consecutive days for any stay) other than power. We have one outstation is located at Dock E2 at Union Steamship Marina on Bowen Island, which is the first set of fingers immediately beyond the long public dock to the west of the ferry terminal. It includes 240’ ft of dock space for Active & Cruising members. Please see the full details here.
  • We have approved cruising stations at commercial marinas along the BC Coast. They are not leased or reserved on a full-time basis for members, however when you make a reservation and stay at the docks, Active and Cruising members can receive a reimbursement for moorage costs as shown in the Member Benefits table above, subject to annual budget and review. Please see the Cruising section for full details.
  • Yes, we love it when our Members plan private events and parties in the lounge!
    • You’ll receive a 25% discount on room rentals during non-peak months (Oct-April)
    • You’ll receive the 20% member food and beverage discount for all your guests when you charge your event to your account.
    • During regular lounge nights, dinner reservations are recommended for over 6 guests
    • See details to book your event here.