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driving time from Langdale ferry terminal to Powell River

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driving time from Langdale ferry terminal to Powell River

Hello everyone,

I'm heading to Vancouver Island this summer. Rather than doing the crossing from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo I'm considering taking the ferry over to Langdale and driving up the coast to Powell river and then taking the ferry across from there to Courtenay/Comax area.

Is this idea worthwhile as far as scenery/points of interest. What would the approximate drive time be from Langdale to Powell River. Maps often don't tell the true story.

Thanks for any helpful tips/advice.

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1. Re: driving time from Langdale ferry terminal to Powell River

This is a great drive if you have the time. A relaxing mix of driving time and ferry time. The scenery is breathtaking along this route. Summer months can be busy so you need to plan your schedule so you do not miss a ferry – or you will spend a couple of hours waiting for the next one. This is the link for BC Ferries.

http://www.bcferries.com/schedules/mainland/

This site is packed with information about the Sunshine Coast. http://www.bigpacific.com

Covers any questions you may have regarding the area, restaurants, and places of interest and is very helpful to help you plan.

Follow this link for a driving distance calculator. The distance in time is approx. 4 hours (this includes the two ferries and driving time from Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal to Powell River centre.

…gov.bc.ca/popular-topics/…calculator.asp

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2. Re: driving time from Langdale ferry terminal to Powell River

Thanks bc4me, very helpful. Looks like it would be a very nice alternative route to the island.

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3. Re: driving time from Langdale ferry terminal to Powell River

When you get to the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal tell them that you want the "circle ticket". It covers going to the island via Powell River to Comox then and coming back from Naniamo to either Horseshoe Bay or Tsawwassen or travelling from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen, all of whcih are wonderful voyages.

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4. Re: driving time from Langdale ferry terminal to Powell River

Hey Curlermon, thanks for resurrecting this thread to provide that tip. Since I'm planning on this being a "round trip" that will be useful in saving some cash.

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