Mud Bay Community Dock is a vital link for many islanders to Nanaimo for work, shopping, school and other activities, its upkeep is essential both for insurance purposes and water lot lease conditions.

Mud Bay Dock is a COMMUNITY DOCK for the use of Protection Island residents. It is paid for with user fees and donations and maintained by the volunteer labour of the community.

For more information about the dock and how it is used please consult the Dock Expectations

The Mud Bay Dock has been working successfully for many years under this community model due to the collective efforts, financial support, and the common courtesies of our neighbours.

Mud Bay Dock User Fees for the year January 1st to December 31st, 2021
Changes have been made to last year’s notice, so please read carefully!
Please note that we no longer supply nor require stickers to mark your vessel.

1. 2021 Fee: $300/vessel or $275 if paid by November 30, 2020
This annual fee applies to each vessel (boat, canoe, kayak, or other vessel) and is not available on a pro-rated basis.

2. Each user can pay using one of the following two options:
Cheque, made payable to PINA………preferred
Please have cheques in an envelope with the following information included: Name, address, phone number and email contact.

Cheques can be dropped off at 13 Treasure Trail. Place the envelope INTO THE MAILBOX next to the front door only. Please do not ring doorbell or knock…the box will be checked daily.

By appointment call/text Kevin at 250-616-3464 to arrange a time (please have same info written down: Name, address, phone number and email contact.)

3. All members of record will receive an email from the committee by Nov 1st. The email will indicate the fees owed, with applicable credits applied. Credits are based on actual contributions of record made over the past year. If you do not receive an email or did not contribute to a work party by November 1st, simply pay the amount described in #1, above.

4. Any labour and related contributions to work parties or dock maintenance on record, carried out under Larry Iwaskow’s leadership during 2021, will be recognized for credit and applied against the following year’s (2022) dock fees.

You can contact the committee by email at

Sincerely, your Mud Bay Dock Committee: Kevin Pistor, Al Bishop, Jason Metz, and Doug Naylor.

The committee investigated various methods of on-line payment. They were either too costly to justify the expense (approximately $700 if everyone paid by credit card) and/or too time consuming for our volunteers, which would take things in the wrong direction. We will continue with cheque and cash payments for now and will revisit our options at a later date.

Report from Oct 2020 committee meeting