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Whistler-Victoria-Vancouver Ferry Question

Old Jun 3rd, 2007, 05:47 PM
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Whistler-Victoria-Vancouver Ferry Question

After reading several posts on this site and reading a couple of guide books and consulting the ferry schedule, I need some advice on which ferries to use.
Does it make sense to use the Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay between Whistler and Victoria and then the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay ferry between Victoria and Vancouver or should we use the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay Ferry for both crossings? Thanks..
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Old Jun 3rd, 2007, 06:33 PM
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Assuming you have a car, I would catch the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay / Nanaimo, and then drive the couple of hours down the east coast of Vancouver Island to Victoria.

To get from Victoria to Vancouver, I would catch the Swartz Bay - Tsawwasen ferry.
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Old Jun 4th, 2007, 08:32 AM
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That's what we're doing but the other way round. Vancouver to Victoria and then Departure bay - Whistler. I think it saves some time and avoids having to backtrack.
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Old Jun 4th, 2007, 08:58 AM
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Where does the Departure Bay-Whistler ferry dock? I want to see that.
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Old Jun 4th, 2007, 09:18 AM
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Departure Bay is in the city of Nanaimo (Vancouver Island). There is no ferry terminal in Whistler, but the closest one is Horseshoe Bay (1.5 hours south of Whistler, 30 minutes north-west of Vancouver).
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Old Jun 4th, 2007, 12:08 PM
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Obviously we were going to drive to Whistler once we got to Horseshoe bay.......I've been planning my trip on this forum long enough to have learnt my BC geography!!
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Bobmrg,

I'm a little puzzled as to the helpfulness of your comment. It seems to me that eto did a commendable amount of research before posting his or her question, and doesn't deserve such sarcasm.
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