It seems in those days, the civic authorities valued water-borne activities such as boating, much more than they do today. The report even states that "Vancouver people are quite naturally boat-minded...".
Also of note:
The marina would "...serve over 600 small boat owners of average income, and would be a valued addition to Vancouver's recreational facilities."
"Constructed and operated by the Board of Parks and Public Recreation, citizens may be well assured that this multi-purpose recreational facility will be maintained in their very best interests."
The lofty vision of 1963 seems to have been forgotten a long time ago.