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getting around on Cortes

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getting around on Cortes

We are planning to be on Cortes for the month of August. Have heard varied opinions about whether a car is essential. Car rentals in Campbell River are quite expensive. Any ideas?

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1. Re: getting around on Cortes

Rental car or hitchhiking are your only options-unless you rent bikes in Campbell River-I'd opt for going local and sticking my thumb out it's a great way to meet people and completely safe.

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Edited: 11:31 pm, February 01, 2012
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2. Re: getting around on Cortes

Hitchhiking is very common on Cortes. The locals do it and they pull over often. It is very easy to get a lift hitching. I lived on the island for 3 years. It is very safe. I have seen kids as young as 9 hitching by themselves.

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3. Re: getting around on Cortes

If you're flying solo or with a partner and not in a particular hurry, then a little walking with hitchhiking is a great way to get around the island. Plus you get to meet people. If you're not particularly mobile or have kids / stuff to with your, then renting a car might be the right solution.

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4. Re: getting around on Cortes

Sandro, you dug up a thread from 2012!

Trip Advisor didn't do their job, as this should have been "closed" a long time ago!

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5. Re: getting around on Cortes

Hooray for digging up old threads. :)

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7. Re: getting around on Cortes

Not sure if the TA guidelines allow such a thing or not Max.

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8. Re: getting around on Cortes

Nope ... Solicitation.

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