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Old 04-01-2019, 12:46 PM
 
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Taking ferry is just too slow and there are windows for taking ferries.
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Old 04-01-2019, 02:13 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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As a visitor I always enjoyed the ferry ride there, getting there can be half the fun. It would take a massive and prohibitively expensive engineering feet to complete a bridge crossing. I'd imagine it would require connecting a few islands in between the mainland and Vancouver Island with added bridge crossings that I'm sure locals vehemently oppose in order to make a connection. You also have very deep water in the straights with mountainous shoreline which adds even more obstacles for bridge and road building. Probably won't happen in our lifetimes.
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Old 04-01-2019, 02:41 PM
 
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How about flying from Vancouver to Victoria ?https://www.cheapflights.ca/flight-s...t=bestflight_a

Plan-B =https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/cat...type/Cigarette
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Old 04-01-2019, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Canada
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You can take a plane.

Building a bridge isn't a consideration because of the disruption it would cause to all marine traffic and all the islands and their residents and to the marine life. Even if it was a consideration it would be hard to engineer and build a bridge from the mainland to the island that would stay safely in place for any length of time. The island moves an eighth to a quarter inch westward away from the mainland every 14 months.

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Old 04-01-2019, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Love taking the ferry.

As said, you can take a plane.

You can also take a helijet. https://helijet.com/scheduled-airline/tickets-fares/

Or harbour to harbour with this

https://www.v2vvacations.com/?gclid=...SAAEgLek_D_BwE

A bridge is way too expensive, a tunnel as well. The people who live in the Gulf Islands would never allow a bridge to be built.
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Old 04-02-2019, 12:49 PM
 
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Seems to me theres only 2 choices a, scenic 2 hour ferry or a very expensive halfhour plane ride.
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Seems to me theres only 2 choices a, scenic 2 hour ferry or a very expensive halfhour plane ride.
Four choices.
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:22 AM
 
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Chunnel is off the table because of the San Andreas fault, so what about hydrofoil? That was fast in the 1970s between England and France.
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Old 04-04-2019, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Seems to me theres only 2 choices a, scenic 2 hour ferry or a very expensive halfhour plane ride.
Half-hour? More like fifteen minutes by air between Vancouver and Victoria. Been there, done that, but the flight was over before I got to buy the T-shirt.


About 15 minutes in the air, as I recall. Still, very expensive (my employer was picking up the tab, so I didn't care.)
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Old 04-04-2019, 05:21 AM
 
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Half-hour? More like fifteen minutes by air between Vancouver and Victoria. Been there, done that, but the flight was over before I got to buy the T-shirt.


About 15 minutes in the air, as I recall. Still, very expensive (my employer was picking up the tab, so I didn't care.)
Chevy, there was a time when the engines on the Vickers Viscount, for first flight of the day, needed some serious warm-up before take-off. (All passengers had to take a turn on the hand cranks. )

My first flight on one of those was 1962 from Van back to what we were in those days still calling Pat Bay airport even though it had already acquired it's "new" name of Vic Intnl.

It was as you say, an event of spending more time on the tarmack than in the air.

Some early history: https://www.bcam.net/yyj-history/
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