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Tulista Boat Launch Information

 

The boat launch at Tulista Park is accessible to both recreational and commercial users.

The Sidney Anglers Association provides safety ambassadors at peak times to ensure that the boat launch is used safely.

There is a fee to launch your boat and there is limited parking available. All users should make themselves aware of the following details and limitations.


Launch Passes

The fee for a launch pass to launch your boat is $12.00 per single launch and retrieval. Launch passes must be purchased from the machine at the boat launch. The machine accepts payment by credit card or coins ($0.25, $1 or $2). 

The launch pass includes 24 hours of parking at the Tulista Park boat launch or at Iroquois Park, if available.  Parking is available on a first come, first served basis. If you have a launch placard, this must be displayed in the vehicle dashboard.

Users wishing to park for more than 24 hours may park at Iroquois Park (located across Fifth Street).  Parking is available on a first come, first served basis.  Please note that you must purchase a launch pass for the appropriate amount of time you wish to park at Iroquois Park, up to a maximum of 72 hours.

$12 – Launch pass and 24 hrs parking at Tulista Park or Iroquois Park
$24 – Launch pass and 24-48 hrs parking at Iroquois Park
$36 – Launch pass and 48-72 hrs parking at Iroquois Park

Users can also purchase an annual pass as noted below.

Please note that you must purchase a launch pass prior to launching your boat, and parking is not guaranteed.


Annual Passes

Annual passes are available for purchase at the Tulista Boat Launch ticket machine. The fee is $180.00 for a twelve month pass.

Annual Pass holders wishing to park for more than 24 hours may park at Iroquois Park (located across Fifth Street). Parking at Iroquois Park is available on a first come, first served basis. Parking for a maximum of 72 hours is permitted here.


Boat Launch for Barge Use

Commercial users wishing to use Tulista Boat Ramp for barge use must contact the Engineering Department directly to make application and schedule your booking.  It is not possible to pay for barge use onsite at the boat ramp.  Please be aware of the Conditions and Guidelines for Commercial use of Ramp. For more information please call 250-656-4502 or email engineeringservices@sidney.ca.


Alternative Parking Options

There is a high demand on the Tulista Boat Launch which is why parking is limited.  If there is no available parking or if you wish to park in excess of 72 hours, you should make alternative arrangements for parking your vehicle and trailer. 

Parking Lot A (corner of Bevan Avenue and Second Street) provides long term parking.  If you park a vehicle and trailer you would be required to pay for each parking spot.  Monthly parking is also available. More information about Parking Lot A, including rates, can be found on the Town's Long Term Pay Parking page.

Short term parking is available on the south side of Weiler Avenue between Fifth Street and Muriel Place.

If you park your vehicle and trailer on the street, please note that you are still required to purchase a launch pass to launch your boat.  Be aware of posted signage and please note that all parking in the Town is limited to 24 hours.  The Town responds to complaints for vehicles parked in excess of 24 hours.  It is also advised that you be considerate as to where you park so not to block any driveways or encroach on any yellow lines.  Parking restrictions are strictly enforced.

Kayakers

As you enter the Tulista Park Boat Launch there are 3 spots at the north end of the parking lot that are designated for vehicles who have launched roof mounted vessels.  These designated parking spots require a launch pass and provide up to 24 hours of parking. Kayakers who are looking for longer term parking can use Parking Lot A (corner of Bevan Avenue and Second Street). More information about Parking Lot A, including rates, can be found on the Town's Long Term Pay Parking page.

Kayakers who wish to launch from other locations or beach accesses in the Town should be aware of posted signage and please note that all parking in the Town is limited to 24 hours.  The Town responds to complaints for vehicles parked in excess of 24 hours.  It is also advised that you be considerate as to where you park so not to block any driveways or encroach on any yellow lines.

Day Use Parking

As you enter Tulista Park Boat Launch there are parking spots that are designated for regular vehicles on the north side of the parking lot which are intended for people using the park or going out on a boat for the day. These spots are provided for day use only.  There is also additional day use parking for regular vehicles at Tulista Park south of the Boat Launch.


Parking Enforcement

The Town of Sidney contracts Robbins Parking Services to enforce parking regulations at Tulista Park boat launch and Iroquois Park. Enforcement is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All payments and disputes of violations are handled by Robbins Parking Services.


Map of the Boat Launch Area

 

 

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