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#1 sakage.shinga

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:21 PM

Hi guys,

I have to make the 7:20am ferry in West Van tomorrow and I plan to be there at least 30 minutes early. I live in Abby and it usually takes me a full hour to drive to West Van when there's no traffic. However, I realize that in the a.m., there will be congestion near the Port Mann, and I'm wondering how early I have to leave in order to either miss the traffic jam or to get to the ferry terminal on time.

Is an extra 30 minutes enough? Or will there be little or no traffic if I get to the bridge by like 5:30?

Thanks!!!
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:24 PM

Backups start around 6am at the 152nd on ramp.

That's the most info I will give you but horseshoe bay is a really nice area, get there early and grab a coffee.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:29 PM

Lineups start around 6...give or take 15 minutes.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

Thanks. Is the Horshoe Bay terminal just like the one in Tsawwassen in that once you get to the terminal you have to lineup and wait, or is it possible to park in Horseshoe Bay, go for a coffee, and then enter the terminal a little closer to 6:45 to make the 7:20am sailing?
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:32 PM

If your plan is to take the Freeway all the way to Horseshoe Bay during rush hour, you'll hit congestion in a few other places. The Willingdon exit and the north side of the Second Narrows are always slow.

Give yourself lots of time.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

I go Eastbound over the Port Mann every morning and I thank god Im not one of those poor bastards backed up to 200th heading West. At 5:30 itll be wide open with little traffic. 6am traffic thickens but doesnt really slow at all. By 6:30 its starting to slow and it get worse from there.


Thanks. Is the Horshoe Bay terminal just like the one in Tsawwassen in that once you get to the terminal you have to lineup and wait, or is it possible to park in Horseshoe Bay, go for a coffee, and then enter the terminal a little closer to 6:45 to make the 7:20am sailing?


They have coffee at the terminal. Its not your Starbucks verte latte with sprinkles but its coffee. Why not get in line before getting all casual.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

Hi guys,

I have to make the 7:20am ferry in West Van tomorrow and I plan to be there at least 30 minutes early. I live in Abby and it usually takes me a full hour to drive to West Van when there's no traffic. However, I realize that in the a.m., there will be congestion near the Port Mann, and I'm wondering how early I have to leave in order to either miss the traffic jam or to get to the ferry terminal on time.

Is an extra 30 minutes enough? Or will there be little or no traffic if I get to the bridge by like 5:30?

Thanks!!!

Based on my experience in August, where I left an hour early and still missed the ferry solely because of Port Mann traffic, I'm going to go with no.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:27 AM

Be out the door by five.




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