Directions to Up the Creek:
(courtesy of Mapquest):
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For GPS users, we are:
49.4281 Degrees North
123.6505 Degrees West
Take the 257 express bus, or 250 bus (slower) from downtown Vancouver to Horseshoe Bay. http://westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=2152
Or drive the Upper Level highways to the ferry terminal.
Taking the Ferry:
BC Ferries links Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver to Langdale on the Sunshine Coast with a stunning 40 minute sailing. For current sailing times check www.bcferries.com/schedules/mainland/vasc-current.html.
Please note that the ticket to Langdale is a return cost; there is no charge for leaving the Lower Sunshine Coast. There is also no cost for leaving the Lower Sunshine Coast at Earls Cove, on the way up to Powell River.
Backpacker $$ saving hint: If your group ticket cost is going to more than $95 (approximately three adults plus a vehicle), or $55 (four foot passengers), you can save almost 25% by buying a BC Ferries Experience Card at the terminal, when you buy your ticket. It's a charge card meant for locals, but anyone can buy one, and you'll save every time you use BC Ferries' minor routes. For cyclists, use of this card also then avoids the small but unjust charge for bikes.
From Langdale to Roberts Creek:
By Bus: Take either the Highway 101/Sechelt bus or Roberts Creek/Sechelt bus which often meets the ferry www.bctransit.com/regions/sun/schedules/schedule.cfm?line=1&
With the Highway 101 bus, get off at the top of Roberts Creek road, by the fire hall, and walk down (left) Roberts Creek Road. UTC is about 200m down the road on the right hand side at the intersection with Krause Road.
With the Roberts Creek bus, get off at the Gumboot, and walk up Roberts Creek Road, past the school and historic church, and after 10 minutes UTC will be on your left at the intersection with Krause Road.
By Car: Drive on Highway 101 through Upper Gibsons and after approx 14km turn left at the new traffic lights at the intersection with Roberts Creek Road (Firehall on left, golf course on right). UTC is 200m down the hill on the right. As a courtesy to our neighbours, please park in our private driveway which is accessed off Krause Road.