Travel

For those of you who plan to join us in Canada for the wedding, you’ll find travel planning details below.

We recommend that you fly into Vancouver International Airport (YVR) no later than Friday, July 20.

Once in Vancouver, depending on your preference/budget there are a number of ways to make your way to Gambier Island.

Public Transportation – $ – travel time ~1 hr 20 min

  1.  From YVR, you’ll hop on the Canada Line train to the Waterfront stop in Vancouver City Center (11 stops, roughly 24 minutes).
  2.  From there, walk to West Georgia & Seymour Street (<1 minute) and hop on the 257/257 Express to Horseshoe Bay — this should take you to the main ferry terminal.
  3. It is a short walk (<5 minutes) to the public docks — ending your trip at 6700 Nelson Ave, Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver, BC, Canada. There will be clear “Brent and Lana Wedding” signage to help guide your way to the correct dock.
  4. Hop on a water taxi (we are working with Mercury Transport for the wedding), and they will get you out to the island

Cab – $$ – travel time 1hr+ (depending on traffic) 

  1.  From YVR, hop in a cab (note: there is no Uber or Lyft in Vancouver.)
  2.  Use a smart phone gps (I’m assuming you or your driver will have) to punch in 6700 Nelson Ave, Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  3.  Have your driver follow the directions to the docks, and then head to the waterfront and look for “Brent and Lana Wedding” signs.
  4.  Grab a water taxi.

Rental Car – $$$ – travel time 1-2 hrs (Not Recommended)

  1.  Obtain your rental car from the airport.
  2.  Use a smart phone gps (I’m assuming you or your driver will have) to punch in Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, West Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  3. There is parking at the terminal sublot by the hour/day.
  4. It is a short walk (<5 minutes) to the public docks — ending your trip at 6700 Nelson Ave, Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver, BC, Canada. There will be clear “Brent and Lana Wedding” signage to help guide your way to the correct dock.
  5. Hop on a water taxi (we are working with Mercury Transport for the wedding), and they will get you out to the island

If you are planning on coming out to Vancouver as a vacation before the wedding begins, we still don’t recommend you rent a car, as the city is ideal for walking, cycling, and public transportation. Planning a day trip to check out the beautiful Canadian Rockies? we advise renting only for the time you need it.

If you’re entirely set on making sure you’ve got 4-wheels available for your entire stay, it would be wise to return the car before making your way to Horseshoe Bay, so you aren’t paying for rental and parking on a car you’re not driving for 3 days.