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Driving off the ferry to burlington

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Driving off the ferry to burlington

3 woman with car (victoria island drivers only ) hoping to take ferry to anacortes and stay two nights to go shopping in and around burlington, anacortes and laconner, see the sights and return by very early morning ferry to Victoria. how is the road from the ferry to burlington, it is steep, hilly? 2 lane hwy 20? also what time do you have to be in the morning ferry line-up to go back to victoria? even if you have a reservation? how much shopping can you bring across the border after being away for 2 days? where would be the best place to stay, burlington? anacortes, laconner?

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Victoria
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Vancouver Island, Canada
Bellevue, WA
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1. Re: Driving off the ferry to burlington

I can answer some of your questions:

Highway 20 is fine. You'll zip along at 50-60mph.

I would think that La Conner is the more charming place to stay. This one looks nice (no relation to me):

http://www.theheron.com/

...or search for "la conner b&b" on Google.

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2. Re: Driving off the ferry to burlington

Thank you for the helpful information. We are looking forward to our trip!

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3. Re: Driving off the ferry to burlington

Agree with above poster.

La Conner charming for walking around, in and out of shops, dining, and it's along the slough.

Anacortes has nice scenery and some very nice galleries, three on the main street; perhaps visit to/from ferry.

Ask the ferry folks when you should be in line for the return trip to Van. Island; they'd know best.

You'd better check with both US & Canadian Customs as to import restrictions.

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4. Re: Driving off the ferry to burlington

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