After 30 years of keeping boats safe and secure, the old Salt Spring Marina on Salt Spring Island was showing its age. In October of 2018, Island Marine Construction began demolition of the cherished marina. It was with a mix of emotion that the team who manages the marina watched the docks, pilings and the memories taken apart in Ganges Harbour.
With a few issues and delays along the way, the harbour dredging was completed and Island Marine began construction. Along with the new ramp, pilings, docks and break water, the refurbished marina now includes new a Wi-Fi system for guests, online booking form and new surveillance security tools. The new marina is engineered to withstand immense wind conditions and waves, while also being eco-certified by Clean Marine BC. Sea-Flex anchors, cleated fingers and double pilings are designed to help ensure guests sleep safe & sound in their berths.
While the reopening of the marina was delayed, and continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with cross-border visitors currently restricted from entering Canadian waters from the United States, the new marina is an investment in Salt Spring Island's long-term tourism industry.
Our team at the Salt Spring Exchange put this time-lapse together, captured from our Ganges Harbour Live Cam hosted at Moby's Pub at the base of Ganges Harbour, that highlights the transformation of this important community service. Watch: