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  • Although, the trip does take a few hours to do, it is still a pleasant one and enjoyed by all

    • by geom
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      I am very lucky to be living on Vancouver Island. We, on the island must take a ferry to get to the mainland (Vancouver, BC. , Canada).

      On taking the ferry from Victoria to Vancouver, we first drive the forty minutes to the Swartz Bay Terminal, then we purchase a ticket which costs around forty-seven dollars for the car and ten dollars per person. The terminals are very busy with people travelling back and forth, so there is usually a long line-up to board and sometimes you may not even


      make that ferry.

      They have reservations for an extra fifteen dollars which guarantees you a spot on the particular ferry time. Once boarded you usually do not stay in your car because there is much to do on the boat.

      They have a buffet running every trip where you can go and eat all you want for a certain price. There is also a restaurant that carries WhiteSpot food meaning burgers, baron of beefs, soaps, fries, and pastries.

      They also have coffee bars where you can get ...


      • expressos and laites. There is a gift shop where there are souvineers, clothing, candy, magazines, newspapers, and knick knacks.

        One of the rooms has a video arcade with games to play usually they take four quartersa. There is a higher deck with a playroom for the little tots with a play area that has a little slide and some toys.

        There is also candy, pop, and chip machines upstairs. You can walk out on the deck and look out into the ocean which is a spectacular view

        of the islands and once in a while you will see a whale surfacing.

        There is a narrow passage that the boat goes through and sounds it huge whistle to warn other ferries that she is coming through. People are usually outside if it is nice taking pictures and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere.

        The trip takes one hour and forty-five minutes to cross and then you land in Vancouver. Although, the trip does take a few hours to do, it is still a pleasant one and enjoyed by all.




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