Ferry to Vancouver island.


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After we left Syranga Creek, during our 2015 Vacation, we drove via Osoyoos and spent the night at Hazelmere RV Park, where we have stayed before. Hazelmere has free Wi-fi, a password is available from the office, Hot clean coin operated showers, with a outlet for hairdryers, nice sites near the creek, an off leash area, a swimming pool, hot tub and many full time residents. Hazelmere is quite close to the U.S.A. border, the city of Whiterock, Vancouver, the ferry terminal to Vancouver Island, etc.

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We took the ferry from Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Duke Point (Nanaimo) on a sunny, 20 degrees Celsius, windy day. Free Wi- fi is available at the ferry terminal and on the ferry.

Map of B.C Ferries routes.
The Tsawwassen Quay Market at the ferry terminal, has free wi-fi, restaurants, washrooms, gift shops, etc.

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Queen of Alberni.
Crossing Time: 2 hours
Distance: 38 nautical miles

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Built:      1976, Vancouver
Overall Length: 139.29 m (457′)
Maximum Displacement: 6,422 tonnes
Car Capacity:      290 including 24 semis
Passenger & Crew Capacity: 1,193
Maximum Speed: 21.0 knots
Horsepower:     11,536
Amenities: Coastal Café cafeteria, Passages Gift Shop, Video Zone video arcade, elevator, telephones, showers, washroom for people with disabilities, tourist information (brochures)
Route:  Duke Point-Tsawwassen.

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One of the islands with a lighthouse.

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Leaving the ferry.


Next: Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and more coming soon.

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Syranga Creek


11 comments

    • I remember those, hee-hee, was it in the Transkei?

      We recently took the Bleriot Ferry, which is a free over the Red Deer River in Alberta, the ferry alone almost crosses the river and I think the cost of a bridge would be less than the operating costs of the cable ferry, so I think it’s more of a tourist attraction. It was fun though as the ferry man was very friendly and even posed for photos.

      “Ferry crosses about a 20 meter gap from end of ferry to shoreline in about 5 minutes. All kinds of time to ask “Are we there yet?”

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  1. Can you imagine driving that huge truck on & off the ferry? The weather looks much warmer than 20, must have been a cold wind. Great pics as usual.

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    • I wouldn’t even want to drive a caravan off and on, as they pack the vehicles in so tightly, that you have to sometimes even have to fold in your side-mirrors and it’s difficult to get out of your vehicle.
      Fortunately it’s quite cozy and spacious inside.
      Thank, I’m glad you like them 😉

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