Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal

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Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal
Horshbay-ferry-dep.jpg
A ferry departing the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal.
Location6750 Keith Road, West Vancouver
Coordinates49°23′N 123°16′W / 49.383°N 123.267°W / 49.383; -123.267
Owned byBC Ferries
Operated byBC Ferries
Line(s)Route 2–Departure Bay
Route 3–Langdale
Route 8–Snug Cove
Connections
  •  250  Vancouver
  •  257  Vancouver
  •  262  Brunswick
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1961[1]

Horseshoe Bay is a major ferry terminal owned and operated by BC Ferries. Located in the suburb of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Horseshoe Bay provides a vehicle ferry link from the Lower Mainland 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.

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

Incidents and accidents[edit]

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Horseshoe Bay". hp.bccna.bc.ca/. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
  2. ^ "Media Room | BC Ferries - British Columbia Ferry Services Inc". www.bcferries.com. Retrieved 2020-04-25.