Queen of Alberni

After leaving Cowichan, we took the Queen of Alberni, from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island to TsawwassenBritish Columbia, Canada . ©

They really squashed the vehicles in.  ©

The Queen of Alberni is a double-ended ferry. She has two bridges (one at each end) and can be operated in both directions. This allows the ferry to both sail in and sail out of a berth without having to turn around. There is a propeller at both ends of the ship, and each propeller can be powered by either one or both of the 5,930 hp diesel engines. Although she has the same amount of total horsepower as her sister ships, the Queen of Alberni is lighter and can sustain speeds higher than her 19knot service speed making her one of the fastest ferries in the fleet.” West Coast Ferries

Please click on photos for larger images. ©

Although it was a bit windy, at least it wasn’t raining. ©

“The Entrance Island Lighthouse is a manned light station. It was built in 1875 to guide ships into Nanaimo harbour from the Strait of Georgia, and is easily seen from the Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay ferry.” Wikipedia

A RV’s mirror getting bumped  on the way out ©

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About Tokeloshe.

Welcome and thank you for visiting. I have been happily married (sic) for 40 years, have one son, a loving daughter in law and three adorable grandsons. We have been in Canada for 20 years and are originally from South-Africa. My first language is Afrikaans. (Ek kan nog Afrikaans praat, lees en skryf.) I love doing mixed media, scrap-booking, blogging and playing on the computer, I am also interested in photography, genealogy, reading, hiking, camping, arts and crafts.
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11 Responses to Queen of Alberni

  1. My eyes are always HUGE when I see the receipts for your BC Ferry trip. And too, your adventures have me adding more and more to my list of places I hope someday to visit. I so very much enjoy your posts and for taking readers along on your grand adventures. many many thanks.


    • Tokeloshe says:

      It is expensive to go with a camper, but I think it is worth it, as the campsites, scenery, wildlife, etc. are out of this world. On the island there is so much to do and see that is free. There are also ferries in Canada that are much less and even some that are free.

      That is wonderful to hear 😉

      Thank you very much for your positive feedback, which is very motivating.


  2. Tammy says:

    I agree with Rick. So enjoy your trips!


  3. nrhatch says:

    Thanks, Tok! Enjoy your travels.


  4. Lisaman says:

    Love that little village round the light house…Your ferry looks tame compared to the one we took in Mozambique…Oh my word!!


  5. Tokeloshe says:

    Thank you for the rating 😉


  6. Naomi says:

    Lovely photo’s, Tok, but pity about the RV’s mirror 🙂


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