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To Vancouver Island from Horseshoe Bay or Tsawwassen

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To Vancouver Island from Horseshoe Bay or Tsawwassen

We are staying downtown Vancouver, trying to see different options to get to Victoria. My thinking after reading posts: (we will be travelling by car)

1. Would leaving from Horseshoe Bay driving from Vancouver in the morning wouldn't be fighting morning traffic as much.

2. Yes we arrive in Nanaimo and drive down to Victoria see more of the Island?

3. But return on the ferry from Swartz Bay, this way when arriving in Vancouver, should be much traffic at night.

Any thoughts??

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1. Re: To Vancouver Island from Horseshoe Bay or Tsawwassen

Perfect.

Maybe stay a while in Nanaimo?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCMU-_TVkEA

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2. Re: To Vancouver Island from Horseshoe Bay or Tsawwassen

Yes, my favourite route for going to the Island.

1. You may find just the Lions Gate Bridge busy and slow from about 6h45 - 9h00 am or so.

3. From 4h00 - 6h30 pm or so you may find it slow going at the Massey Tunnel under the Fraser River, just where Hwy 17 meets Hwy 99.

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3. Re: To Vancouver Island from Horseshoe Bay or Tsawwassen

How much time are we talking about here? If this is a plan for a day trip, absolutely not. You'll be in the car all day and see nothing. With at least one overnight, preferably two, its a lovely plan.

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4. Re: To Vancouver Island from Horseshoe Bay or Tsawwassen

I think you can totally do it in one day but if you are travelling during the summer or weekends go to BCFerries.com and make reservations or you can be sitting in a line up for 5 hours.

Ali

5. Re: To Vancouver Island from Horseshoe Bay or Tsawwassen

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