||Welcome to the
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
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
call (toll free in BC) 1-888-BCFERRY (1-888-223-3779) or (250) 386-3431
TO THE SUNSHINE COAST:
|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 !!
STRONG WATER RETREAT, OLD SCHOOL TRAIL
EGMONT, B.C. CANADA
We look forward to meeting you!
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
or go to our contact page
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