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Ferry Queues

This afternoon had to Q for best part of 3 hours for ferry to cross Arrow lake to Shelter bay on way to Revelstoke. Fortunately weather was good and fellow queuer's were in good spirits. Is such a wait normal or was I just unlucky?

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1. Re: Ferry Queues

Longest I've ever waited was 20 minutes but it is High Season.

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2. Re: Ferry Queues

Sounds like a mechanical problem or something like that. That's a LONG wait even for August.

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3. Re: Ferry Queues

We waited for an hour july 26 2012. sounds long to me. Or maybe too many people are taking our advice on TA to do this route lol

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4. Re: Ferry Queues

Drive BC says heavy traffic and delays up to midnight tonight in the Galena-Shelter Bay area. There is a red construction cone next to the announcement.

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5. Re: Ferry Queues

Did you guys tell everybody to take that route?

I have been getting more alerts from drivebc.ca today!!

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6. Re: Ferry Queues

Some of us often recommend the route. :). Too nice to keep secret.

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7. Re: Ferry Queues

I wonder if Love2 means, did we tell everybody to take that route .... on this particular day, thereby causing the traffic backlog.

But the alerts don't make sense. You have to sign up on a website to get an alert don't you. I'm on Drive BC several times a month and receive zero alerts. Unless you "liked" the website on FB which might explain the alerts.

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8. Re: Ferry Queues

They also have an app which may send alerts.

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9. Re: Ferry Queues

Mufti: Because of our frequency of travel through BC, we have been signed up for drivebc.ca alerts for a while. They are very useful (mostly.... with one travel exception/crash-em-up derby on the Coq that wasn't reported in a timely manner).

It is a very good site. Service has been improved lately, as well. The alerts are useful info, updates are frequent. ( I actually have posted regarding this alert service previously.)

The range also extends into AB (#1 hwy).

And yes, I was wondering if you guys had told everyone to take this scenic route this summer.

Edited: 08 August 2013, 16:24
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lolol. I thought you were possibly annoyed that they were "spamming" you. I can see that you would welcome the alerts.