Calm waters. Dramatic views. Half an hour north of Vancouver is Horseshoe Bay, the point of arrival and departure for ferry traffic between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and the Gulf Islands. Here at the mouth of Howe Sound (which is actually a collection of small fjords) is a popular spot to fish for Salmon and B.C.’s famous Spot Prawns while enjoying stunning views of small, sheltered islands and dramatic cliff faces surrounding the Sound.
|REGION:Vancouver, Coast and Mountains|
|SUB REGION: Howe Sound|
|SEASONS:Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter|
|CONDITIONS:Protected from the open ocean. Weather varies by season and is typical for the Pacific Northwest.|
|ACCESSIBILITY:30 minutes north of Vancouver via Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway). Also accessible by ferry from Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and Bowen Island.|
|LENGTH:Half Day, Full Day|
|GUIDED:Certified Tidal Angling Guide|
|TOURISM: Tourism Vancouver|
|SERVICES:Horseshoe Bay is a small, tourist village with shopping, restaurants and a marina. Boat rentals available. Some lodging, but most visitors stay 30 minutes south in Vancouver or in the suburbs of North and West Vancouver.|
|EXPERIENCES:Shopping and dining. Boating. Ferries to Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast and Gulf Islands. 30 minutes north to hiking and rock climbing in Squamish and eagle watching in Brackendale. 1 hour north to the world-famous mountain resort of Whistler.|
STRONG WIND WARNING IN EFFECT
Sun, May 19
Mon, May 20
Tue, May 21
Wed, May 22
Thu, May 23
Current Moon Phase
Wind northerly outflow 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southerly inflow 10 to 15 near noon except southwesterly inflow 20 over northern sections.
*No guarantees about the correctness of this tidal data.