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Map of The Sunshine Coast, The Inland Sea, BC, Canada Welcome to the Sunshine Coast
An hour and a half from Vancouver, BC, Canada, we are located on the same mainland but separated from the city by a ferry trip. That's what makes the Coast so exciting - we're close to the city geographically and a million miles away psychologically.

A trip to the Sunshine Coast will show you British Columbia's supernatural environment at it's best.

From Western Canada:

Take HWY 1 west from Hope.  Follow the highway all the way to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal (about 1.5 hours, depending on traffic).

From the USA:

Take the I-5 to the border at Blaine.  You have a choice of crossing at the main, Peace Arch crossing or the truck crossing - which we strongly recommend unless you want to go through downtown Vancouver.  To get to the truck crossing, take the last exit before entering Blaine.  Once across the border, follow HWY 15 (on the Canadian side) up to HWY 1 (aka TransCanada HWY- the freeway about 25 minutes north- do NOT turn off onto 1A or you will go through town!!).  Go WEST onto HWY 1 to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal (30-60 minutes depending on traffic).

From either Hope or the USA:

Once on HWY 1, you will cross the Port Mann Bridge, through the connector tunnel in Vancouver, cross the Iron Workers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge, past North Vancouver then West Vancouver and finally arrive in Horseshoe Bay to the ferry terminal.  DO NOT TAKE the Whistler turnoff/exit - it is quite a distance before you can turn around.

Take the B.C. Ferries to LANGDALE:    (not to Naniamo or Bowen Island!)

Ferry Departure times and fares are dependent on the time of year.

To check times and fares, check their website  www.bcferries.com or call (toll free in BC) 1-888-BCFERRY (1-888-223-3779) or (250) 386-3431





Boarding the LANGDALE ferry in Horseshoe Bay, your journey to the Sunshine Coast and Porpoise Bay/Strong Water Retreat really begins. For forty minutes on the ferry, you will be enchanted by the scenery of fir and cedar-treed islands against a backdrop of coastal mountains. After docking it is a twenty-six kilometre drive (about 25 minutes) on Highway 101 to the town of Sechelt. On the way you pass the fishing and beachcombing village of Gibsons Landing, the 'gumboot' community of Roberts Creek and the self-governing Sechelt Indian Band.

As you enter Sechelt you will come to three sets of lights. Continue past the first 2 sets and turn LEFT at the third set (main 4-way intersection) onto Wharf Street/HWY 101, past the main shopping street (Cowrie St) then follow the road as it turns north past The Trail Bay Mall. 

Hwy 101 then leaves Sechelt and heads north past Halfmoon Bay, Secret Cove and the Pender Harbour areas of Madeira Park, Garden Bay and Ruby Lake towards the Earl's Cove Ferry terminal (about 50 minute drive). Just before the Ferry terminal, there are a number of signs indicating Egmont to the right.  Turn RIGHT at this intersection (if you hit the ferry terminal, you have gone about 300 yards too far) and follow the winding road for about 10 minutes to Egmont. 

On entering the village, continue straight down to the Government Dock (next to Bathgate's General Store).  You can park on the road and next to the dock.  If there is no parking, we will show you where to park.  We will meet you at the Government Dock and take you by boat to Strong Water Retreat.  [at this time, there is no public road access]. It is a short 5 minute boat ride.

You will be greeted by our 2 dogs - APOLLO & NEMO.  They are very friendly and love to play, endlessly !!


                                    EGMONT,   B.C.  CANADA

                                  We look forward to meeting you!

Porpoise Bay Charters Ltd.
Local Phone: (604) 885-5950   Cell (604) 740-1400   Toll Free Phone: 1-800-665-DIVE or (1-800-665-3483)

PO Box 2281,  Sechelt, B.C. ,  CANADA   V0N 3A0

Email:  porpoisebaycharters@telus.net

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