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Address: Mountain Road and North Locust Street, Aurora, OR 97002
Phone Number: 503 353 4400

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A 5 minute Ferry Ride of Fun

The Canby Ferry takes you across the Willamette river between Wilsonville and Canby. The drive to either spot meanders through beautiful countryside on winding roads. Don't go on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Canby Ferry takes you across the Willamette river between Wilsonville and Canby. The drive to either spot meanders through beautiful countryside on winding roads. Don't go on the freeway to get there but venture out into the country. On the Canby side is Mollala State Park which has many picnic areas and boat ramp and clean rest rooms so... More 

Thank Haralee
Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

My little boys and made a special trip to take the ferry from the Wilsonville side to Canby. They loved it! It runs back and forth all day so just go when you're ready. It's about a five minute ride. The drive to the ferry point is beautiful too, a twisty steep road going through some lovely farmland. Definitely a... More 

Thank Gabriela P
Wilsonville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The Canby Ferry crosses the Willamette river at Canby, OR connecting Canby to the vicinity of Wilsonville, OR. The ferry is powered by electric motors which receive power from trolly riding an overhead power line.

Thank Edwin B
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Although we do not have many ferries in the Portland area, this one is the best. My dad would take me across as a special trip and I do the same with my kids. My children are nearly grown but if we are in the area they still ask to cross. I happily ablige.

Thank Heidi S
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

This ferry is the scenic route to Stafford, Wilsonville and West linn areas. If you're a golfer, go to the public golf course of Sandilee. 18 holes of fun and relaxation. The Canby ferry is one of two ferries to cross the Willamette river. The canby ferry to the north and the wheatland ferry west of Brooks. Take a ride... More 

Thank Myrt55
Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I have taken the ferry dozens of times and it sure beats having to go to the I5 bridge or to cross the Willamette in Oregon City. It's fun, it's convenient, it costs a few bucks and it saves a ton of time! What's not to like? I routinely take the Wheatland Ferry and the Buena Vista Ferry. In fact... More 

1 Thank VictoryVisionTim
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The Canby Ferry is a nice little newly rebuilt community ferry. Whenever your doing a Willamette Vally Road trip, try to include this attraction in the itinerary. One of the best is to go South on 99W,and return on 99E. To save time,and end the trip with a beautiful drive, when in Canby, go West to the Canby Ferry for... More 

Thank RagTopGuy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We took the ferry just because we had never been on one, it was kind of scary driving down the steep ramp onto the ferry. If you have time I would recommend it .

1 Thank simpleyme
Portland, Oregon
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197 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

was taking a drive and saw the sign for the Canby Ferry this little boat for $4.00 takes you across a river in about three minutes. It is cute and quaint and takes probably 10 cars although the most we saw was three. Not sure how it survives probably state money cause its got to be a loser but it... More 

Thank Milespert
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58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

There are limited bridges over the Willamette. Take this ferry over to West Linn/Lake Oswego area from Canby. It is a classic ... and hopefully will not be lost. The ferry is just a big pontoon -- only room for a car or two. Do it!

Thank 154donaldh

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