Welcome to the Silva Bay Shipyard.

We are a “DO IT YOURSELF YARD”. Contractors are welcome. Environmental and Shipyard Rules and Regulations apply when working in the shipyard. WCB Coverage required for all Contractors.


Located on Gabriola Island - the perfect jumping off point for the Gulf Islands. Silva Bay is approximately 20 nautical miles from Vancouver, 65 nautical miles from Victoria and a very short trip from Nanaimo. The Silva Bay Shipyard occupies the historic Whithey shipyard site that includes the Silva Bay Shipyard School - Canada’s only full time, accredited training in Wooden Boat Building - and the Silva Bay Resort and Marina.

Our co-ordinates: 49o09'00.26"N x 123o41'44.67"W

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