Crabbing, Fishing and Boating in South Surrey & White Rock


With Semiahmoo Bay on our doorsteps, the area has plenty of options for boating, sailing, swimming and fishing. Set out to sail along the scenic coastline of Semiahmoo Bay from the Crescent Beach Marina or launch your boat from Wards Public Marina tucked away in Elgin Heritage Park.

Crescent Beach Marina

Crescent Beach Marina, established in 1967, is located at the tip of the Nicomekl River in South Surrey. It is an established, modern, full-service marina offering access to the Gulf Islands and San Juan’s Islands.

Wards Public Marina at Elgin Heritage Park

Wards Public Marina, a drive-in boat launch, is a small civic marina a few miles up the Nicomekl River from Crescent Beach in South Surrey. The red house icon on the Nicomekl River marks the location of Wards Public Marina on Boundary Bay.

Crescent Beach Yacht Club

Crescent Beach Yacht Club is tucked away at the Crescent Beach Marina in a sheltered bay adjacent to the charming community of Crescent Beach just north of White Rock, British Columbia.  This quaint and colourful location provides many more hours of sunshine than does the metro Vancouver area and calm moorage within striking distance of the Southern Gulf Islands and the San Juan Islands of Washington State. 


crabbingThe White Rock Pier provides a very good location for crabbing so as Crescent Beach. It can get busy on the weekends but worth it. Crabbing is a very simple activity that you can share with your kids and grand kids, all you need is a trap and some bait, I hear raw chicken works best. Grab a trap at your local fishing store, add the bait, throw it into the water, wait 15 minutes, and voilà! Don’t forget your saltwater fishing licence before you head out and familiarize yourself with daily limits, etc. of ‘legal crabbing‘ in BC.

Recreational Fishing

recreational-fishingLatimer Park Lake – The north end of Latimer Lake is a popular local spot for fishing.

Little Campbell Hatchery – The Little Campbell River is a vibrant salmon spawning stream on a property that also hosts beautiful nature trails and wildlife. Over 120,000 salmon are nurtured and released into the river each year. Fish species at the hatchery can include Coho and Chinook salmon, as well as steelhead and cutthroat trout.

Green Timbers Lake is stocked twice yearly with rainbow trout offering a chance for anglers to experience fishing in the heart of the city.

Brownsville Bar on the Fraser River, in North Surrey, is a popular spot for fishing salmon, from July to December, Brownsville Bar is a small beach located beneath the SkyTrain bridge near Brownsville Pub & RV Park. Access via Old Yale Road and follow the river.

Don’t forget to consult the BC & Fisheries’ freshwater fishing regulations in effect in the area.


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