The ships at Canada Place Pier are, back to front:
#264 – Qu Appelle – built in Davie Shipbuilding and Repairs – Laid down January 1960 – Launched May 02, 1962 – Completed September 14, 1963 – Destroyer Escort.
(A product of the Davie Shipbuilding Co., Lauzon, Qu’Appelle was commissioned on 14 Sep 1963, becoming a unit of Pacific Command the following spring. She was unique of her class, being fitted with a 3″50 calibre gun forward since the intended 3″70 calibre weapon was unavailable. On 28 Aug 1972, in company with Gatineau and Provider, she left Esquimalt on a four-month south Pacific cruise during which exercises were carried out with units of the Australian, New Zealand and U.S. navies. Qu’Appelle’s DELEX refit was carried out between 25 May 1983 and 13 Jan 1984 by Burrard Yarrow at CFB Esquimalt. In the summer of 1986, with Yukon and Saskatchewan, she returned to Australia to attend ceremonies marking the 75th birthday of that country’s navy. She was paid off on 31 Jul 1992 and sold in 1994 to a Chinese firm for $165,000.00 for breaking up.)
#262 – Saskatchewan – built in Victoria Machinery And Yarrows – Laid down in July 1959 – Launched February 1, 1961 – Completed February 16, 1963.
(Built by Victoria Machinery Depot and completed by Yarrows at Esquimalt, Saskatchewan was commissioned on 16 Feb 1963, following which, from Jun to Oct 1963, she was based at Halifax. In Oct 1963, Bonaventure, Algonquin, Cayuga, Micmac and Saskatchewan took part in a NATO exercise in which all participating ships were battered by a severe North Atlantic storm. She then returned west until Feb 1970, when she sailed to Halifax with the erstwhile crew of Kootenay, relieving Nipigon as flagship of SNFL that summer, but returned to the Pacific in 1973. She was given her DELEX refit at Burrard Yarrow Inc., Esquimalt, between 27 May 1985 and 17 Jun 1986. That fall Saskatchewan was part of a Canadian squadron that visited Australia for the RAN’s 75th Anniversary celebrations. In her final years, Saskatchewan was a member of Training Group Pacific, instructing officer cadets in ship handling, navigation and marine engineering. On 17 Mar 1994, barely six weeks before she was paid off, Saskatchewan lost two crew members, Slt N.P. Schiele and AB S.J. Schreurs, in a diving accident in Shoal Channel, Howe Sound. Saskatchewan was paid off on 01 Apr 1994, purchased by the Artificial Reef Society of B.C. and sunk on 14 Jun 1997, near Nanaimo.)
Anti-submarine Frigate type – Destroyer Escort
Another Destroyer Escort beside #262 about the same vintage. Two Coastal Mine Sweepers beside # 264.
-Ships at Dock in the pier before Canada Place, February 6, 1981 – Canadian Navy.
I think the photo looks better in black and white.