Shingle Spit Boat Launch


In 2018 the CVRD received a licence of Occupation with the Province to manage and upgrade the boat launch at Shingle Spit. An inspection in 2018 by an engineering firm determined that the boat launch was in an advanced state of disrepair and should be replaced. Since 2018 the CVRD has tried unsuccessfully to find funding through grants to replace the boat launch.  The Shingle Spit Boat Launch is the only boat launch on Hornby Island  and provides an important amenity for recreational boaters and for emergency evacuation.

What's Happening Now?

In 2023 funding was secured to design and construct a new launch at Shingle Spit. In 2024 the CVRD is focused on design, permitting and community engagement.  Early discussions and meetings with an ad hoc Boat Launch Committee on Hornby have helped develop the design below.  

Shingle Spit Boat Launch Proposed Design

Comox Valley Regional District Parks Department staff and Cascara Engineering will be hosting an open house to provide updates on the Shingle Spit Boat Launch design seeking feedback from the community. Please come join us at the boat launch to provide your input! Refreshments provided.

When: May 22, 2024
Time: 11:00 am
Where: Shingle Spit Boat Launch, Hornby Island


Construction for the new boat launch is planned for summer of 2025.

Daniel May