Savouring Lemonade at Horseshoe Bay

BC Ferries Terminal – Horseshoe Bay Photo: Rob Weiss

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”.  That proverbial phrase rang true for me during my recent excursion to the Village of Horseshoe Bay.  Running late, despite my best attempts to adhere to the BC Ferries schedule, I literally missed the boat!  From the comfort of my car, I witnessed her slip out of the terminal and begin her journey across the Salish Sea. Disappointed and frustrated, I pondered what to do with my time.  Glancing up from the dashboard of my vehicle, I noticed a sign directing ferry customers to the Village of Horseshoe Bay.  Voila – lemonade!

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Savouring Lemonade at Horseshoe Bay

50% off Sailings on BC Ferries from September 8 to October 15

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Image courtesy of Imogene Huxham | Flickr.com

To make the transition from summer to fall a bit easier on all of us, BC Ferries recently announced that they will be offering substantial passenger discounts starting September 8th and running until October 15th (excluding the October 12th holiday).

During the promotion, there will be a 50% discount on passenger fares available Monday through Thursday and on Saturday afternoon and evening sailings. You’ll be getting a savings of $8.45 for an adult passenger riding between Tsawwassen and Vancouver Island, as cheap as the fares were back in 1997!

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50% off Sailings on BC Ferries from September 8 to October 15

Best May Long Weekend Ferry Trips From Vancouver

Photo credit: BC Ferries

The May long weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. While the standard, two-day weekend trip leaves me feeling like I packed all my gear only to unpack it again, three days transforms into a glorious escape.

May 19-21 is the ideal opportunity to take advantage of Vancouver’s proximity to a maze of stunning islands, all accessible by ferry. With many BC Ferry trips in the 40 minute to 2-hour range, all you have to do is choose an activity, let it determine your destination and head out.

Victoria Day parade viewing. Hiking. Kayaking. Camping. Beach lounging. Locavore lunching. Wine tasting. Art crawling.

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Best May Long Weekend Ferry Trips From Vancouver

Need a little long weekend inspiration? How about Bowen Island?

Can’t face an epic road trip this coming holiday weekend? How about a hop and skip across Howe Sound to pretty Bowen Island?

This fun little video should give you all the inspiration you need:

Pick up the #257 Horseshoe Bay Express along Georgia Street and stay on ’til the end of the line. Then walk on BC Ferries‘ Queen of Capilano to Snug Cove. You can leave in the morning and be back in the city by bedtime…