Rooms (for members only)
Rooms are for RVYC Club members only (and their guests). Members of Royal Vancouver Yacht Club can make room reservations by calling Wigwam directly: 604.313.0640 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a 48-hour advance cancellation policy. The current rate per room, per night is $40, plus GST.
All the beds were replaced in 2004. Each has a mattress cover, bedspread, and pillows. Every one of the 12 rooms has its own 3-piece bathroom, window blinds or drapes. Guests are to provide their own linens and towels.
Even numbered rooms are on the mountain side of the building, odd-numbered rooms are water side.
Rooms 205, 207 and 209 have sliders opening onto the balcony. Rooms 202, 204, 206, and 208 have non-removable screens on all the windows.
There is no maid service so members are to leave the room clean and tidy, with the floor vacuumed as a courtesy to other members.
Dock Power (for members only)
The dock has water, except in mid-winter, and the outlets are the 30 amp style for member vessels only. Generally, members can plug into two outlets to get an equivalent 50 amp service and the voltage will be close to 240 volts (our system is 3 phase). No boat washing.
Hiking (for members only)
There are three hiking trails:
- A short loop behind the Inn
- Up the south ridge of the canyon
- Around the bay north of the old soccer field.
The canyon trail is very steep at the top third and very slippery when wet. The “river trail” starts out easy but is very challenging by the end.
There is a path along the creek all the way up to the dam. The edge of the road is very unstable, particularly in the canyon section. The whole canyon is a very hazardous area, esp. when it is raining. At the very least, children should be accompanied by an adult. NO swimming in the pool above the dam.
Facilities (for members only)
The Games Room has two table tennis tables with paddles, a fooseball table, a pool table, and a shuffleboard. There are two dart boards upstairs (but the darts often go missing, so if you like to play, bring your own darts).
There is a wood burning fireplace in the main lounge, and thanks to the members who attend the Work Parties, a good supply of wood. Work Parties are held twice a year in April and October, if you’d like to join in.
There are two gas stoves and two full-size electric fridges for use by members. There are also dishes and cutlery on hand for about 35 people, along with pots, pans, a microwave oven, coffee pot, and a range of utensils. There is a deep freezer for storing ice, but ice is not supplied. By the back door is a BBQ shelter with two propane BBQs. Wigwam tries to have propane on hand, but if you’re counting on having it, you’d best bring an extra bottle. Members are expected to scrape and wash the grills after each use.
Water is supplied from either the creek or the well. Since it is not chlorinated it is officially not potable. Please boil it for at least 5 minutes before drinking.
In summer, the water gets up to about 70°F and you can swim off the dock. Except for cruises, there is always room at the dock. There is 1,400’ of space, accommodating about 30 boats. Tides at the dock tend to lag Point Atkinson by about 1 hour. The water is often clear, but it does get cloudy with runoff and we have jellyfish season (of the harmless variety). Winds are lighter than in English Bay; in summer there is an afternoon breeze that can get up to 15 knots, but generally dies down mid-afternoon.
Fine Print (for members only)
The RVYC burgee must ALWAYS be flying on approach and vessel must be under the direct control of a member. If you are a new member of RVYC, your new member burgee flies in a lower position, but does not supersede the RVYC Club burgee.
The member is responsible for the conduct of their guests (and any damage they cause).
There is NO smoking anywhere above the dock by members or their guests. Penalties for non-compliance of any of these rules (listed in the brochure, online, and in the current Yearbook) can result in the loss of outstation privileges for up to one year.