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Getting there: Lady Rose Ferry - Port Alberni to Bamfield - pg. 1

West Coast Trail: Sylvia Daniels (left) & Christiane Saake from Muenster GermanyIn September 1999 two young ladies from Muenster Germany, Sylvia Daniels and Christiane Saake, traveled to Canada's rugged and beautiful west coast on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. On a vacation of adventure and exploration along the world famous West Coast Trail they kept a photo journal of their 10 day trip. It was our very good fortune to meet Sylvia and Christiane when they stayed at Birds of a Feather B&B at the end of their trip. Now, here for all to enjoy, are some excellent photos of their trip. Thank you Christiane and Sylvia for sharing these photos with everyone.

Port AlberniThere are several different points of entry of the West Coast Trail and also numerous ways to get there. Christiane and Sylvia took the West Coast Trail Express Bus from Victoria to Port Alberni and then took passage with "M.V. Lady Rose / M.V. Frances Barkley" passenger / cargo ferries between Port Alberni and the west coast community of Bamfield. This ferry service does not take motor vehicles but will carry a bicycle with an advanced reservation. Service to Bamfield is seasonal, from early June to mid September. For information about this ferry, contact: 

Alberni Marine Transportation Ltd.
P. O. Box 188, Port Alberni, BC  V9Y 7M7
Tel. (250) 723-8313 FAX (250) 723-8314


An excellent place to spend the first night in Bamfield is at McKay Lodge
 - tell Cheryl & Brian that Dieter & Annette sent you!



Oceanside accomdations for your start on the West Coast Trail


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