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Ekins Point 

Boat on mooring buoy
longhouse fire pit
Ekins from Point
Proposal Point
Main docks with Port Melon in background
Ekins winter '22 -1
Main docks at high tide

Ekins Point is home base for Thunderbird Yacht Club. Located at the secluded north end of Gambier Island, it comprises a pristine protected bay with well-maintained docks and moorage, all surrounded by 17 acres of remote West Coast forest.

Located just 13 nautical miles from Vancouver, Ekins is an easy cruise up Howe Sound  from the Lower Mainland, Squamish or the Sunshine Coast. The property has been owned by the club for 27 years, and offers a true retreat from the city, and yet  is easily accessible. Facilities onshore are quite extensive, including a longhouse for club functions, fresh water, showers, barbecues, fire pit and camp sites, all designed to enhance your cruising experience with family and friends.


Planned events include Spring and Fall Cruises, Sail Past and seasonal work parties. And for those who are looking for quiet times, there is ample opportunity to explore the hiking trails and experience the beauty and nature of Gambier Island.


With over 2000' of dock space, there is plenty of room for our members.  Two separate dock systems are connected by a boardwalk along the shore, with the long house, campsite and fire pit centrally located between the two.


Camping & Trails

In addition to dock space, onshore amenities include a campsite for those who need extra space to spread out.  With stunning views of the water, 5 tent pads and an outhouse make for a truly rustic experience while visiting Ekins.

Camping at Ekins


Our outdoor gathering area  is known as the Longhouse.  This open air building has a fully equipped galley, Tiki Bar and wood fired pizza oven.  Seating for 125 ensures there is plenty of space for our legendary parties.



Staying active is important for our members both young and old.  Located above the longhouse you will find a volleyball court, horseshoe pit and established trails that lead to the lake and points beyond on Gambier Island.

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