A “Government Dock” is a moorage facility owned by the federal government that is part of the Small Craft Harbours Program. It exists to support commercial fishing and aquaculture, and is managed by a local Harbour Authority. There is a fee for the use of these facilities and any services they provide, which is collected by the managing Harbour Authority. Moorage at these facilities is not guaranteed, and a facility’s operating policies are set by the Harbour Authority that manages it, meaning policies can vary from dock to dock up and down the BC coast.
More information on Harbour Authorities and Government docks can be found at https://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/sch-ppb/aboutha-aproposap/information-eng.html
If you have questions or comments, please contact the HACI at hacimgrgmail.com or 250-935-0263