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Old 04-09-2013, 10:49 AM   #11
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Yes.... that hwy 1 through there is never very fun . Actually don't really like driving through the Vancouver (et al) area too much at any time . Lots we love about the area though .May end up spending more time in the interior this trip after all .... Save the Sunshine Coast till next year . We are still planing to drive to the east coast after labour day , that'll be about 6 weeks and we don't really want to take more than about 4 weeks this June trip.
Usually when we take a ferry we arrive 2-3 hrs earlier than the first sailing and at that we've never been first - but close . There do seem to be people who spend most of the night in a lane . With a $300. plus cost for two ways we might want a little more time up there . So we'll see......... Thanks for your thoughts .
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I'm on the ferry to Nanaimo. You don't want to sleep in the Horseshoe Bay lot or approach to the ticket booth. Would be rather uncomfortable on that slope.
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I'm on the ferry to Nanaimo. You don't want to sleep in the Horseshoe Bay lot or approach to the ticket booth. Would be rather uncomfortable on that slope.
Depending on what those pubs are serving .... maybe it wouldn't matter !
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:49 PM   #14
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We are planning a trip to Vancouver Island for during the peak summer season this year and thought that it would be wise to have all major camping sites and ferries booked well in advance so that we don't have any disappointments during the trip. I booked the Pacific Rim Park camping sites several weeks ago and the ferry this week. For the few extra dollars to book in advance, it does give me some peace of mind that I will get where I want to go and be able to stay there once I am there. Biggest downside is that it does make it more difficult to change your plans if you have to.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:02 PM   #15
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We always book rv/campsites for the Van. I. even though we almost never go during July or August . However we don't like booking for the ferry because one just never knows about traffic , like Mountain Mike wrote . We had hoped the ferry to Langdale might be less busy , but yeah there is the highway .
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