Derelict Boats on Cadboro Bay Beach
CBRA has been working for many months with Municipal, Provincial, Federal Government Representatives and our companion organization the Dead Boat Disposal Society to once again remove the
derelict vessels from both the beach and the bottom of the Bay.
This is the second time in less than 3 years that this massive undertaking has been accomplished.
CBRA is also working with the Municipalities of Oak Bay, Saanich and the CRD to put a stop to this cycle of abandoned or neglected vessels ending up in Cadboro Bay.
We believe that an owner financed vessel Remediation Fund is part of the solution when combined with the regulated management of mooring buoys and anchorages in Cadboro Bay.
News reporting on this significant undertaking:
- Jan 1 2021 – Mast of derelict boat contacts house after washing ashore in Cadboro Bay
- Dec 31 2020 – Boat washes ashore in Cadboro Bay, nearly reaches house
- Dec 13 2020 – Boat removal an ‘early Christmas present’ for shores of Saanich, Oak Bay
- Oct 9 2020 – Greater Victoria coastal communities take derelict boat issue to CRD
- Jul 4 2020 – Group desperate to find solution to wrecks lining shores of Cadboro Bay
- Feb 20 2020 – Group continues to pull abandoned wrecks from Salish Sea
- Feb 4 2020 – High tides keeping Oak Bay crew from cleaning junk off Caddy Bay beach
- Jan 20 2020 – Six boat wrecks wash up on Cadboro Bay beaches over the weekend
Study of Dog Restrictions at Cadboro-Gyro Park and Beach
The construction of optimal dog restrictions at Cadboro-Gyro Park involves complex inter-related factors. Cadboro Bay Beach provides essential opportunities for healthy recreation, community connections, and watersports/boating. It is also a site with adjoining residential properties that can be disproportionately impacted by off-leash dogs. Also, Cadboro Bay Beach is located within the Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary, adding a Federal dimension to the considerations governing its use.
From March to August 2020, CBRA’s Beach Committee conducted extensive research and carefully reviewed public input on this topic. Research findings were provided to Saanich Council in CBRA’s August 31, 2020 report. On September 28, 2020, CBRA presented its work to Saanich Mayor and Council. Watch the presentation below.
- Presentation and Minutes, CBRA Delegation to Saanich Council (September 28, 2020).
- Final Report to Saanich Council and Appendix 3: Final Options Report with Photos (August 31, 2020)
- Progress Update (July 31, 2020).
- Survey that solicited feedback on three potential options with multiple comment boxes so that respondents could expand on their views (June 15 – July 8, 2020).
- Preliminary report for public comment/feedback (June 15, 2020).
- Mail-Out to Cadboro Bay Residents (June 2020).
Questions and comments can be directed to email@example.com
Local Area Plan Update
The local area plan update is underway!
Great neighbourhoods are great because of community involvement, careful planning, and thoughtful urban design. The Cadboro Bay Local Area Plan (LAP) will guide growth and future development in the local area and the Cadboro Bay Village for the next 20 to 30 years.