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“Great view”
Review of Canby Ferry

Canby Ferry
Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Aurora
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Aurora, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great view”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Only a short ride across the river on the ferry but it is pretty cool. You can get out of your car and stand in the viewing area and look up and down the river. If it is a breezy day then you can fill a spray on your face. Only a couple minute ferry ride but it is so refreshing.

Visited July 2012
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Canby, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Canby ferry fees for Cyclists/pedestrians”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

After years of carrying cyclists and pedestrians across the ferry for free, they now charge a Bicycle and pedestrian the same as a motorcycle. thing is a motorcycle takes up space in a lane, and weighs 500 lbs, where a bicycle stands on the edge and weighs less than a light backpack. somehow the county thinks they will increase income with this increase. I know of no cyclists/Pedestrians that will pay $4 round trip to use the ferry. cheaper to ferry your bike around yourself on your bike rack.

The Official boycott has begun,

a local

Visited June 2012
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Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
537 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 706 helpful votes
“Increase in fares worth it to keep ferry operating”
Reviewed May 13, 2012

Canby Ferry riders will need to find some extra money starting July 1 to cross the Willamette River.

Clackamas County commissioners voted to increase rates in order to reduce the county subsidy for the service. New rates are effective July 1, 2012.

Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists will pay $2, and most drivers will pay $4. Previously, pedestrians and bicycles crossed for free, motorcyclists paid $1, most drivers paid $2.

County commissioners in January considered ending the ferry service between Canby and Wilsonville after learning the county subsidizes it to the tune of more than $400,000 a year -- money that could be spent elsewhere in an era of tight budgets.

The new rates are expected to generate an estimated $241,600 a year. That could reduce the county's annual subsidy to about $175,000 a year.

Visited May 2012
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Canby, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“a taste of history”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

Take a step back in time when you drive onto the Canby Ferry. It's a taste of history to float your car across the old ferry. Enjoy the scenery and let time pass you by as you experience crossing the river as our forefathers did. A great experience for kids too. Don't forget to pass on history as we fight to preserve these little bits of our past.

Visited June 2011
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Newberg, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Oregon History is alive”
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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