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Sunshine Highway traffic on weekends

Arlngton
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Sunshine Highway traffic on weekends

What is the traffic headed south on the Sunshine Highway going to Vancouver like on weekends? Should I factor that in order to make the ferries? Thanks-

Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: Sunshine Highway traffic on weekends

The highway on the Sunshine Coast is rural in nature. It has one lane going in either direction. There is not a lot of opportunity for passing and you would rely on any RV drivers or cars pulling trailers to find a place to pull over to let the build up of cars go by. The ferry schedules for both Earl's Cove-Saltery Bay and Langdale-HB are designed to allow a fairly easy going drive and a ferry connection between Upper and Lower SC. What you can't second guess is the number of cars waiting in line for the ferry when you get to Langdale. that may allow you to make the ferry or miss the ferry.

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2. Re: Sunshine Highway traffic on weekends

Yes you should factor it in unless it's the first one of the day - very few travellers on those ones and very few drivers on the hwy early on a Saturday/Sunday morning.

Starting mid morning thru the supper hour you will find the hwy with plenty of traffic with tourists and residents. The stretch between Sechelt to Langdale will be the busiest. Give yourself an extra half hour or 45 mins.

There are food kiosks and merchandise vendors at the Langdale terminal so if you get there too early you can stroll by their stands. Wheatberries serves a great maple cinnamon bun and local Sunshine Coast "Straight Coffee"

Arlngton
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3. Re: Sunshine Highway traffic on weekends

Thanks for the information! I will plan some extra time.

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