Welcome to the website of the Vancouver Wooden Boat Society!

Welcome to the 29th Annual Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival at Granville Island. Come on down on August 25th, 26th 27th & 28th.

See you there!

Boats at the festival docks:



Bevin's Skiff



Double Eagle


Fancy Pram

Fifer Lady

Golden Rule




Marian II

Merry Chase

M.V. Deerleap





Summertime of Wight






Welcome Spirit


Orca Bay boats Canoes and Kayaks

Brian Chandler Skin on Frame Boats

Britannia Heritage Shipyard Society

David Ellis Bookseller

Iron Eagle

Lambrecht Surfboards

Oarlock & Sail Wooden Boat Club

Shuswap Association for Rowing and Paddling

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Sea Shanties by the Armchair Sailors

First Nations Storyteller Rebecca Duncan



Click Here for the 2016 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival information!



Pictures of the 2015 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival at Granville Island

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The most weatherly Wooden Boat Festival at Granville Island Ever! Sun! Cloud! Wind! Rain! Mother Nature gave us a taste of every type of weather.

Windstorm Video:

Thanks to the Wooden Vessels and Exhibitors that attended, our Sponsors and Volunteers.

45 Wooden Boats were on display. Two Bevin's Skiffs were built and launched. Let's do it again next year, August 25th-28th, 2016 at Granville Island!

Congratulations to the 2015 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival winners:

Best Work Boat or Work Boat Conversion:Merry Chase

Best Power Yacht (Under 30'):Snowdrop

Best Power Yacht (30' and above): Wanderer

Best Sailboat (30' and above):Trine

Best Small Boat (Modern Construction): Dulcinea

Boat of Greatest Interest: Aegean

Best Modern Construction:Absolute

Best Traditional Construction:Rhinegold

Oldest Boat:Rhinegold

Boat of the Show:Merry Chase

People's Choice:Saravan

Thanks to Trevor Henderson and Dave Sharp for judging the entries.


"The Pitch" video on "Go! TV", Shaw cable 4

Film Premier at the 2015 VWBF!

"Building a Dream"

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Wooden Boat Alley at the 2015 Vancouver International Boat Show




Family Boat Building, Bevin's Skiff.


This site was updated February 25th, 2017.

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29th Annual Wooden Boat Festival on August 25 to 28, 2016



At the January 10th, 2015 AGM, a complete refurbishment of Juanita was approved. After nearly 25 years of being the Society's flagship, she will undergo a complete refit using traditional methods to insure another 25+ years of flying the Vancouver Wooden Boat Society's flag.

Juanita photograph page

Juanita History page

Donate to the Juanita Refit


Hooked on Wooden Boats Interview with our President, Rod Tait.

A hand-held movie: Walking the Docks at the Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

Video: Saravan departs Granville Island for the voyage to Ladysmith Habour

Video: Meko departs the 2014 VWBF for the voyage home

Video: Yacht tender "Feather" rows home from the 2014 VWBF

The Vancouver Wooden Boat Society is a non profit society composed of wooden boat owners and anyone who has an interest in wooden boats.

The Purposes of the Society are: