Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver

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Location of Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay is a West Vancouver community of about 1,000 permanent residents. Situated on the western tip of West Vancouver at the entrance to Howe Sound, the village marks the western end of Highway 1 on the British Columbia mainland, as well as the southern end of the Sea-to-Sky Highway, with Lions Bay just 15 minutes north.

Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal[edit]

A major BC Ferries terminal is located here, providing vehicle ferry links to Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and Bowen Island, a small island in the southern part of Howe Sound. There are currently 3 berths at Horseshoe Bay, making it the third largest BC Ferries terminal, after Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay. In 2005, the Queen of Oak Bay ferry lost control and smashed into a number of private boats at the marina in Horseshoe Bay; no fatalities were reported.

Because of the presence of the ferry terminal, Horseshoe Bay is a control city on the Upper Levels Highway westbound.


General photographs[edit]

Ferry terminal[edit]

Ferry Routes[edit]

Horseshoe Bay Destination
BC Ferries
Route 2
Departure Bay
BC Ferries
Route 3
BC Ferries
Route 8
Snug Cove
Bowen Island

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Coordinates: 49°23′N 123°16′W / 49.383°N 123.267°W / 49.383; -123.267