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.

John Roe, founder of the Dead Boats Disposal Society with Eric Dahli, Chair of CBRA, Dec 7, 2020

News reporting on this significant undertaking:

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.

Additional Links:

Mayor Fred Haynes paid a visit to the information kiosk available in Cadboro-Gyro Park in June 2020, staffed by CBRA directors. From Left to Right: Eric Dahli, Fred Haynes, Liz Miller.

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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.