Visitors to the Club

Welcome to Royal Vancouver Yacht Club


RVYC is a private club that welcomes Members of established yacht clubs outside our local waters, as visitors to our Clubhouse and Home Port marinas in Vancouver. Your visit may include visits to our restaurant, bar & lounge facilities, and, if convenient, introduction to any Flag Officer on the premises at the time.

If you're planning to visit us, please bring a current membership card from your home club with you. A letter of introduction in advance of your visit would also be greatly appreciated. Upon arrival at the main Clubhouse, reciprocal visitors are asked to check in at the Front Desk. We hope you enjoy your visit with us!

Reciprocal Privileges Primer 

For visitors coming by road, please note the stretch of Point Grey Road between Macdonald Street and Alma Street has been converted to "local traffic only" and is no longer a thoroughfare to the club, unless you are on foot or cycling. We recommend you take West 4th Avenue from Macdonald to Alma.


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  • General
    • Members and their guests are required to honour and respect the Clubhouse's rules and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the expectations of a private club.

      As a courtesy to local residents, members and guests are reminded to please not park in areas designated "Residents Only" and when leaving Clubhouse property after 2000 hrs, to do so quietly.

  • Smoking
    • Smoking is not permitted within the Clubhouse premises or adjoining decks or stairwells at any time. On March 31, 2008, provincial and municipal legislation designated significant areas of the Club's exterior as Smoking Prohibited. The legislation effectively bans smoking on all Club decks, patios, and lawns, with an additional 6-metre Smoking Prohibited buffer zone around these areas and all windows, doorways, and air intakes. The legislation effectively eliminates smoking from 90% of all exterior areas of Club property.

      The bench along the south walk has an ashtray by it.
  • Liquor Regulations
    • In accordance with the Liquor Laws of the Province of British Columbia, liquor or beer must be purchased in the Club and may be consumed in the Marine Lounge, the Model Room, Trophy and Fireplace Lounge on the main floor, the Star & Dragon and the Dining Room from 1100 hrs until 2400 hrs.

  • Cellular Phones / Wireless Devices / Computers
    • The use of cellular telephones for voice communications or audible pagers on Club premises (except on the docks) is not permitted. This applies to members and their guests. Private meetings booked with the front desk, behind closed doors, may allow cell phone use, and it is the responsibility of the meeting chairperson to provide this information to meeting attendees. 

      These rules are adjusted from time to time, throughout the year. Any 'trial period' changes will be published here. The following specific requirements must be observed:

      Wireless Devices (Cellular Phones, Laptops, Tablets) 
      Wireless devices used for communications by members and their guests are not permitted in the public areas of the Clubhouse. They may, however, be used within a private room.

      All wireless devices must be switched to silent mode, vibrate mode, or off. The use of "Wireless Devices" interferes with the relaxing and social atmosphere of the Clubhouse.

      The use of wireless devices for non-communicating functions (such as reading an eBook or sharing of photos) is permitted with reasonable discretion.

      No headphones are permitted to be worn to listen to any device except in private rooms. 

      Use of the Club's internet for downloading or streaming music or movies is not permitted. 

      Lower Level Jericho Clubhouse
      Wireless devices may be used in the lower level of the Jericho Clubhouse. 

      The boardroom is intended to be a quiet personal space in which wireless devices may be used. Headphones must be worn and noise from headphones must be minimized. 

      The Junior Room may be used by Junior members or persons under 19 years of age to view and/or listen to electronic devices with headphones. Noise from headphones must be minimized. 

      Main level and upper level jericho clubhouse
      Wireless devices are not allowed in any area outside of a private room used for a private function. Club functions are not considered private functions on the main floor. Any device may be used in the telephone booth for calling, texting or emailing. All devices must be on silent mode, vibrate mode, or turned off. 


  • Minors
    • Minors are not permitted access to the Upper Level (Chartroom, Library, Jericho Room, Marine Lounge, Model Room, Billiards Room, the upper Sun Deck) of the Club.
  • Parking
    • Underground Parking at Jericho Station is for Members Only.

      Any vehicle parked in a designated handicapped parking stall, but not displaying a valid window card permitting use of such a stall, is subject to being towed away at the owner's expense.

      Wheelchair access is via the grade through the entrance on the north side of the building, near the Star & Dragon.

      Vehicles parked in designated and marked fire lanes will be towed immediately.
  • Information for Visitors coming by boat
    • Our coordinates

      Jericho Marina: Latitude: 49 16.5 N / Longitude: 123 11.25 W
      Coal Harbour Marina: Latitude: 49 17.744 / Longitude: 123 07.602 W

      Rates and Policies

      Our current Moorage Policies as listed below are applicable to both Coal Harbour and Jericho marinas.
      Please check in / register with the Dock Office upon arrival. The Dock Offices at Coal Harbour Marina and Jericho Marina are manned 24 hours a day. Members of staff are always on-site to facilitate check-in. All space is very limited - should your visit be a spur-of-the-moment idea, check-in is especially important as slips appearing to be available may not actually be so.

      The marina at RVYC Jericho has been certified with the Green Marine designation. The marina at RVYC Coal Harbour is in the process of applying for certification. As such, there are environmental safeguards we ask you to respect and observe. Ask any member of marina staff if you are unsure.

      RVYC Members
      • Two complimentary nights per year
      • Subsequent nights 50 cents per foot, per night
      • No charge for Utilities
      Members of Yacht Clubs beyond the West Coast of North America
      • The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club is pleased to welcome Members from other yacht clubs upon presentation of an Introduction Card and a valid Membership Card at our Jericho Clubhouse with the understanding that payment with cash or credit card for any purchases be made prior to departing the Club.

      • Two nights complimentary moorage per year

      • Subsequent nights $1 per foot, per night

      • Utilities Charge $5 per night

      Members of non-local Yacht Clubs from North America's West Coast
      • Two complimentary nights per year

      • Subsequent nights $1 per foot, per night

      • Utilities Charge $5 per night 

      Visitors from local Yacht Clubs
      • Complimentary moorage through association with an RVYC event

      • Subsequent nights $1 per foot, per night

      • Utilities Charge $5 per night 

      Notes:
      • Maximum Stay is 14 days per calendar year

      • 2 complimentary nights can be utilised at either Coal Harbour OR Jericho marinas. 

      • Space is allotted on an "as available" basis

      • For space at Coal Harbour, call (604) 688-4578 or email coalharbour@royalvan.com

      • For space at Jericho, call (604) 224-1033 or email jericho_marina@royalvan.com