There are a variety of ways to entertain yourself and your family during your visit to The Galley and the Jericho Sailing Centre.

Open to the public & members

The Galley Patio and Grill sandwich boardsThe Galley Patio and Grill is located in the Jericho Sailing Centre, and is open to the public. Come and enjoy our ocean accessible community, and while you’re here, become a member! JSCA Members receive a discount at The Galley, as well as access to our preferred members’ seating (great for those busier nights).

Enjoy our patio & great view

The Galley Patio and Grill viewWith breathtaking views of Vancouver and surrounds, life couldn’t be better than relaxing on our deck with a refreshing drink and tasty food. See our location page for more details.

Kids Entertainment

The Galley Patio and Grill ice cream
The Galley and JSCA are both favourite destinations for kids of all ages. JSCA provides many fun opportunities for youngsters, such as day camps, while The Galley offers selections popular with kids, such as ice cream cones, olde fashioned lemonade, and a wide selection of kids meals.

Ocean access

The Jericho Sailing Centre provides abundant opportunities for accessing our beautiful ocean and coastline, setting sail in a boat, or enjoying many other activities that the West coast is known for.
Ocean Access at The Galley Patio and Grill

  • Sailing
  • Canoeing and Kayaking
  • Stand up Paddleboards (SUPs)
  • Surf skis
  • Outrigger canoes
  • Rowing
  • Windsurfing
  • Skimboarding
  • Volleyball
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Tennis



Boat Trailer CrossingThere are plenty of swimming and sun bathing opportunities around the sailing centre, although please note though that swimming directly in front of the sailing centre is not allowed due to the frequent boat traffic launching and landing.

Sailing schools

There are a variety of sailing schools that operate out of the Jericho Sailing Centre.

Mac Sailing

Sailing schools outside The Galley Patio and GrillFor Sailing Lessons for Adults and Kids, from Whitesail I – III: day, evening and weekend courses.
For Dinghy and Catamaran rentals, visit

Ecomarine Kayaking

KayaksTo experience kayaking through lessons, rentals, seasons passes, or camps visit for your kayaking needs.

Windsure Windsurfing

WindsurfersTo access Windsurfing, Skimboarding and Standup Paddleboarding via lessons, rentals or seasons passes, visit Windsure Windsurfing at

Sailing Clubs

There are plenty of sailing opportunities when you're down at The Galley Patio and GrillIf you’d rather join a sailing club, there are a variety of clubs that operate out of our sailing centre.


JSCA: A Community centre with a history

The Galley Patio and Grill is at the Jericho Sailing Centre and is a community access centreThe Jericho Sailing Centre is known as Vancouver’s ocean access community centre, but it didn’t start out that way.

The building that now houses the Jericho Sailing Centre began in the 1920’s as part of the Jericho Beach Air Station. Over the next few decades, it and other buildings of its type in the area were used predominantly as a base for seaplanes, as well as for seaplane training and repair. The end of World War II saw a gradual decline in the area’s military presence, with complete abandonment of the land occurring by the early 1970’s.

Following a fire in one of the neighbouring buildings, an ambitious group of sailing enthusiasts convinced the City of Vancouver to spare the future JSCA building’s demolition, and instead permit its further use for sailing purposes. A trial-run of a non-profit society set the course, and the Jericho Sailing Centre Association was born.

The Galley Patio & Grill saw its humble beginnings as JSCA’s food contractor in 1989, armed with little more than a small grill and a table-top fryer. By the early 2000’s, The Galley was garnering both local and international press, raising both The Galley’s and the JSCA’s profile in the process.

Photo Album

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