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“a taste of history” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Canby Ferry

Canby Ferry
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Aurora
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Canby, Oregon
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“a taste of history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

Take a step back in time when you drive onto the Canby Ferry. It's a taste of history to float your car across the old ferry. Enjoy the scenery and let time pass you by as you experience crossing the river as our forefathers did. A great experience for kids too. Don't forget to pass on history as we fight to preserve these little bits of our past.

Visited June 2011
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Newberg, Oregon
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27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Oregon History is alive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

It is a beautiful drive through Canby to get to the ferry that will take only a couple of cars accross the river to the Wilsonville area. Fun little trip to the past.

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Portland, Oregon
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501 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 663 helpful votes
“A SLICE OF HISTORY; VISIT NOW IN CASE THEY SHUT DOWN.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

This historic Ferry is an electric powered ferry which runs between 6:45 a.m. and 9:15 p.m. daily and gives the rider a nicer perspective of the Willamette River than the closest bridges: Oregon City and I-5 at Wilsonville.

Ferry service is 0.3 miles across the river and takes on average 2 minutes. The Ferry service operates 7 days per week and is $2/car. Pedestrians and bicyclists travel for free.

Sadly, the current fee doesn’t cover the County’s $6/car cost of operating the Ferry. It is likely the County will either need to increase fares or shut down the ferry. That would be tragic…to lose this bit of history.

I believe there are only three automobile ferries operating in Oregon: Wheatland, Buena Vista and Canby. All three cross the Willamette River.

Visited August 2011
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Quick, easy, and fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

Ferries are a throw back from times past.\ when Oregon was much younger. A very pleasant county road drive from the Stafford exit of 205 and once off the Ferry, a two or three minute journey you are only a hop skip and a jump from down town Canby, again traveling along very pleasant country roads. We do it regularly staying off motorways as often as we can.

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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“It's a ferry.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

The Canby Ferry, in Oregon, crosses the Willamette River between Canby and Wilsonville. There's no reason to make the ferry the primary focus of a journey - it's not in a particularly unique, scenic area, and doesn't lead to, nor from, such an area. But if you happen to be passing through the Canby/Wilsonville/Oregon City area, and are just looking for a nice route for your drive, it's worth a detour. The ferry leaves (or arrives, depending on your point of view), near the Molalla River State Park, part of the Oregon Parks system (and which sits at the confluence of the Willamette, Molalla and Pudding rivers - there's a bathroom and areas for picnics and dog walking, but no camping is allowed). The ferry operates whenever there is a vehicle to transport, between around 6:45 a.m. to 9:15 p.m., seven days a week, except for New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day (in January), Presidents Day (in February), Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas, or when the level of the river reaches 70 feet or higher. The ferry has space for six cars, and is free for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Visited August 2011
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