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Review of Canby Ferry

Canby Ferry
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Aurora
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

It is a beautiful drive through Canby to get to the ferry that will take only a couple of cars accross the river to the Wilsonville area. Fun little trip to the past.

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Reviewed February 11, 2012

This historic Ferry is an electric powered ferry which runs between 6:45 a.m. and 9:15 p.m. daily and gives the rider a nicer perspective of the Willamette River than the closest bridges: Oregon City and I-5 at Wilsonville.

Ferry service is 0.3 miles across the river and takes on average 2 minutes. The Ferry service operates 7 days per week and is $2/car. Pedestrians and bicyclists travel for free.

Sadly, the current fee doesn’t cover the County’s $6/car cost of operating the Ferry. It is likely the County will either need to increase fares or shut down the ferry. That would be tragic…to lose this bit of history.

I believe there are only three automobile ferries operating in Oregon: Wheatland, Buena Vista and Canby. All three cross the Willamette River.

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Reviewed January 6, 2012

Ferries are a throw back from times past.\ when Oregon was much younger. A very pleasant county road drive from the Stafford exit of 205 and once off the Ferry, a two or three minute journey you are only a hop skip and a jump from down town Canby, again traveling along very pleasant country roads. We do it regularly staying off motorways as often as we can.

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

The Canby Ferry, in Oregon, crosses the Willamette River between Canby and Wilsonville. There's no reason to make the ferry the primary focus of a journey - it's not in a particularly unique, scenic area, and doesn't lead to, nor from, such an area. But if you happen to be passing through the Canby/Wilsonville/Oregon City area, and are just looking for a nice route for your drive, it's worth a detour. The ferry leaves (or arrives, depending on your point of view), near the Molalla River State Park, part of the Oregon Parks system (and which sits at the confluence of the Willamette, Molalla and Pudding rivers - there's a bathroom and areas for picnics and dog walking, but no camping is allowed). The ferry operates whenever there is a vehicle to transport, between around 6:45 a.m. to 9:15 p.m., seven days a week, except for New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day (in January), Presidents Day (in February), Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas, or when the level of the river reaches 70 feet or higher. The ferry has space for six cars, and is free for bicyclists and pedestrians.

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Reviewed August 27, 2008

The Canby Ferry travels across the Willamette River to connect the town of Canby to the town of Wilsonville. A cyclist or pedestrian is still free of charge and a regular size car is about $2.00 to cross the river. The picturesque view of the river activity is fun to see as the ferry crosses it and every once in a while for no real reason we just have to take the ride. The information line for the ferry which is in Clackamas County is 503-650-3030 . Someone wrote that the ferry is in Aurora which is the next little town south of Canby on Highway 99 but the Canby Ferry is in Canby very near to Molalla River State Park. The Canby Ferry website is here: http://www.clackamas.us/transportation/transit/ferry.htm

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