There’s no bridge, but there’s a ferry and 2 water taxis to choose from
The Queen of Capilano, the Bowen Island ferry, leaves Horseshoe Bay between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:35 p.m. The crossing time is 20 minutes.
Horseshoe Bay can be reached by public transportation. The West Vancouver Blue Bus numbers 250 and 257 leave from Downtown Vancouver, and West Vancouver, at regular intervals to Horseshoe Bay. Please call 604-985-7777 or visit Translink for current schedules to plan your trip.
Visit BC Ferries for an up-to-date schedule. Please note! Ticket sales will end ten minutes before the scheduled sailing time for both vehicles and walk-on passengers.
If you’re travelling by BC Ferries, the ticket you purchased is for a return trip. So when you’re heading back to the mainland, just line up for the ferry and drive or walk on when the light turns green.
Bowen Land and Sea Taxi
Another way to get to Bowen is by catching the Bowen Sea Taxi, which takes passengers to and from Bowen several times a day. It departs from either Coal Harbour or Granville Island.
Visit Bowen Land and Sea Taxi for schedule information and online booking.
Cormorant Marine Water Taxi – nightly or charter services
You missed the last ferry off the island? Cormorant Marine is there for you with their water taxis. They run a nightly regular scheduled service to and from Horseshoe Bay. Cormorant Marine can be reached at 604-250-2630 or 604-947-2243, or you can visit their website.
The regular nightly Water Taxi schedule is:
Sunday to Thursday
Depart Snug Cove: 11:15 pm
Depart Horseshoe Bay: 11:30 pm
Friday and Saturday
Depart Snug Cove: 12:15 am
Depart Horseshoe Bay:12:30 am