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fastest route from Coquitlam, bc to Port Alberni, BC

Vancouver, Canada
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fastest route from Coquitlam, bc to Port Alberni, BC

I get information from google maps (GM) that it is quicker to get to Port Alberni (via Nanaimo) from Coquitlam using the Tswwassen Duke Point ferry than by leaving from Horseshoe Bay. Eyeballing it on a map it appears that Horseshoe bay is shorter yet GM claims almost an hour faster from Tswwassen. Can anyone assist with this discrepancy? Thanks.

Graham

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1. Re: fastest route from Coquitlam, bc to Port Alberni, BC

Probably has to do with your departure time and the ferry schedule. We live in Coquitlam and would always go via Horseshoe Bay unless that terminal is very congested (which it can be). The Mid-Island connector route provides a good alternative, but it's a longer ferry trip, and it is further to the terminal.

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2. Re: fastest route from Coquitlam, bc to Port Alberni, BC

Vancouverite is correct it's probably got somsething to do with which ferry you want. From Coquitlam to Horseshoe Bay ferry in non rush hour about 35-40 minutes tops..add getting there 1/2 hour early for ferry( assume reservatortion)..1.5 hour+ a bit for ferry crossing then drive to Port Alberni.

Drive time to TSwassen longer than Horseshoe bay plus duke point ferry crossing takes longer

3. Re: fastest route from Coquitlam, bc to Port Alberni, BC

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