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Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver

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Subject: Howe Sound, West Vancouver, British Columbia Highway 1, Bowen Island, BC Ferries
Collection: Bc Ferries, Neighbourhoods in West Vancouver, Populated Places on the British Columbia Coast
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Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver

Location of Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay is a West Vancouver community of about 1,000 permanent residents. Situated right 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 1
  • Gallery 2
    • General photographs 2.1
    • Ferry terminal 2.2
  • Ferry Routes 3
  • External links 4

Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal

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

Ferry terminal

Ferry Routes

External links

  • Horseshoe Bay community website
  • Aerial view of Horseshoe Bay from Randall & Kat's Flying Photos

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