“The traveler sees what he sees.
The tourist sees what he has come to see.”
Although we arrived early, the ferry was fully booked for passenger vehicles, two hours before departure. Fortunately the oversize (RV and truck) hold had some space. Lesson learn’t, do not travel by a ferry on a Sunday if you can help it.
Our Dutchman behind an A Class Motor-home.
Getting on board deck 2
“MS Coastal Celebration ferry’s decks are named as follows: Deck 7 (“Sun”), decks 5-6 (“Passenger”), Deck 4 (“Vehicle”), Deck 3 (“Platform”), Deck 2 (“Vehicle / Bus”). The ship has no staterooms (passenger cabins).”- Cruise mapper.
Inside the Ferry’s closed vehicle deck. Erik was calmer that the first time, but hubby checked up on him a few times. The ferry has pet friendly areas and kennels on (passenger vehicle deck) level 4.
Follow the Starfish signs at the stairs to find your vehicle.
|Overall Length:||160 metres (525′)|
|Maximum Displacement:||10,034 tonnes|
|Passenger & Crew Capacity:||1,604|
|Maximum Speed:||23 knots|
|Amenities:||Coastal Cafe, Coast Cafe Express, Sitka Coffee Place, Seawest Lounge, Passages Gift Shop, Kids Zone, Video Zone, Pet Area, work/study stations, elevators, accessible washrooms|
|Route:||Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay
Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Victoria
We had a lovely Chicken Pot Pie and a Cesar salad from The White Spot restaurant on board.
Lighthouse on an island taken through Ferry’s window.
We knew we wanted to camp at Hazelmere RV Park for the night, so I had programmed the GPS at Duke Point, but when we got off the ferry the GPS had difficulty acquiring a signal, fortunately as we had been there before, hubby kept he’s head and traveled through traffic, until the G.P.S started working again. Don’t rely on your G.P.S. alone, but always have maps close at hand.
That night we camped at Hazelmere RV Park in Surrey, B.C. Canada. They have a pool, hot tub, laundry, hot showers, an off leash area, etc. Hazelmere is quite close to the U.S.A. border, the city of Whiterock, Vancouver, the ferry terminal to Vancouver Island, etc.
We have camped before, you can see the post here.
Campsite number 128 at the creek.