For those who don't want all the gory details. That would be you.

Step 2: Make travel plans

First off, we're not on an island. But you have to take a ferry or plane to get here. (Huh? It's a peninsula, and there's no road along the other side of the Squamish Inlet.)

You can travel race morning from Vancouver (race starts at 9:17) but staying overnight is more fun. Prices are low here. The Official Race Hotels are the Cedars Inn and the Gibsons Garden Hotel. Special rates for participants! (more info + B&B options)

See map of start area and race hotels

Take this from Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Langdale (Gibsons):
BC Ferries
Schedule | Fares
Get one of these & save about 20%:
BCF Experience Card
BCF Experience Card: pre-load, minimum $95.
Get a bus from Langdale:
BC Transit
Bus Schedules
(on race morning we provide free buses)
From Powell River (Saltery Bay to Earl's Cove), must stay overnight:
BC Ferries
Schedule | Fares

After landing in Sechelt, rent a car from
Prime Rentals
at the airline office.
For any route, try
to find or give a ride

Need to know more? Driving directions, more hotel options? See all the gory details

Sunshine Coast Tourism