Harbour West Marina Photo Contest

Harbour West Marina is hosting a photo contest, and we want to see some of your favorite moments from the 2020 boating season! HOW TO ENTER: Upload your favorite photo of the 2020 season to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #HarbourWestMarina OR Send your photo to epaivalainen@hopaports.ca Enter before August 24 to win a Grandad’s gift card! Selected winners …

Cruise into Canada Day at Harbour West Marina

Summer is officially here! To celebrate, we’d like to invite you to a casual, distanced pre-Canada Day event at Harbour West Marina on Tuesday, June 30, from 5:30 to 8:00pm. Although we cannot serve barbecue or congregate under the pavilion right now, that doesn’t mean that we can’t offer up other perks for our customers! We will be hosting a …

Welcome Back Boaters!

The sun is shining, the weather is nice, and we’re officially ready to welcome you back to Harbour West Marina! We created a video below to give you an idea of what to expect down at the docks and other helpful reminders ahead of this weekend.  HWM Updates If you’d rather read through the updates instead, please find those details …

Keeping You Safe this Boating Season

Please Read Our COVID-19 Rules & Protocols Ahead of Opening You may have heard that the number of COVID-19 cases is again on the rise in Ontario, so we must remain extra vigilant as we get back to the outdoor activities we love! In order to enjoy boating season to the fullest, we’ve created a list of rules and guidelines …

New Storage Hours & More…

First off, we would like to thank all of our customers for adhering to physical distancing in the yard. Thank you for doing your part to keep each other safe so we can all get back on the water with our health intact! We have a couple of updates for you since our last message… New Boat Storage Hours/ProcessFrom now …

Our Plan for Re-Opening

We’re currently preparing for launch and we will be ready to open the Harbour West Marina slips on June 1, once launch is underway. Because restrictions on non-essential construction and recreational businesses were lifted at the same time, there is some work yet to be completed on the walkway, after which the docks will be accessible to boaters. Next week, …

Scheduled access to boat storage starting tomorrow

Great news! We are now able to provide our storage customers with access to our storage facility to prepare your boat for the summer season. As of tomorrow, May 14, we will begin to schedule customer access to the yard for boaters to begin getting their boat ready for launch. Please be sure to read through our procedures: You MUST …

Preparations are underway…

Now that Premier Doug Ford has authorized preparations to re-open some outdoor/recreational businesses, including marinas, our staff are working towards being operationally ready to start the season safely and efficiently once we get the green light. In the era of COVID and physical distancing, boating at Harbour West Marina may be different this year, but we are looking forward to …

Good news about marina operations in Ontario

Earlier this afternoon, Premier Doug Ford made an update on plans to re-open some businesses within Ontario, which specifically referenced marinas and recreational boating. The statement included the following: “Marinas may also begin preparations for the recreational boating season by servicing boats and other watercraft and placing boats in the water, but not open to the public. Boats and watercraft …

Shutdown Extended Until May 12

Dear Boaters, As you know, we have had to make some difficult decisions about limiting our operations over the past few weeks in order to flatten the curve. Though we’d hoped to get the all-clear after Easter, the Ontario government has extended the shut down of all recreational and non-essential businesses until May 12. (Feel free to read the full …