Sunshine Coast Economic Development - British Columbia, Canada

Transportation / Warehousing

Transportation / Warehousing

Highways

The Sunshine Coast Highway (Hwy 101) stretches from the Langdale Ferry Terminal to Lund, 150 km north of Gibsons on the Powell River peninsula. This road is maintained by the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. The highway is a major truck route for goods arriving by BC Ferries or by barge (off-loaded at Hillside Industrial Park on the Port Mellon Highway). Port Mellon Highway connects the Langdale Ferry Terminal with the Howe Sound Pulp and Paper facility at Port Mellon.

Ferries

BC Ferries offers car, truck, passenger and freight service from West Vancouver via Langdale (5 km east of Gibsons), with sailings at least every 2 hours. BC Ferry service also connects Hwy 101 to the Powell River peninsula via Earls Cove, 80 km north of Langdale.

Bus

BC Transit provides bus service between the Langdale ferry terminal and Sechelt via Gibsons and Roberts Creek, with additional service to West Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay, and West Porpoise Bay (Arena) communities. Transit buses are wheelchair accessible and carry bicycles. As of April 1, 2016, fare is $2 per person (regardless of age). Monthly passes and discounted fare ticket packages are available. See BC Transit website for details.

Air Service

Vancouver International Airport, (YVR) Canada’s second busiest airport and a major Pacific coast transportation hub, is readily accessible from the Sunshine Coast. Harbour Air provides float plane service between YVR’s South Terminal, Vancouver harbour or Nanaimo harbour to Sechelt harbour. Sunshine Coast Air provides scheduled float plane service between Sechelt harbour and Nanaimo harbour or Narrows Inlet, with charter service to Patricia Bay at Victoria International Airport (YYJ).

Sechelt’s municipal airport (YHS) welcomes private small aircraft, and Fly! operates air charter/taxi service between Sechelt and YYJ, YVR, Abbotsford (YXX), and Sea/Tac (SEA).

Water Transport

Gibsons is less than 40 km by water from the Port of Vancouver, the largest port on the west coast of North America, and terminus for both national railways. Goods can be trucked or barged to destinations on the Sunshine Coast.

City Transfer provides barge and trucking services between metro Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast. Major barge shipments are off-loaded at Hillside Industrial Park on the Port Mellon Highway. There is also a commercial grade ramp at the main wharf in Gibsons.

Marine water taxi service to Vancouver, nearby islands and the rest of the coast is offered by a number of private operators based in Gibsons, Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver, and other coastal harbours. Short and long term moorage for private boats is available at Gibsons.

Gibsons Landing Harbour Authority

The Gibsons Landing Harbour Authority manages the small craft harbour, serving commercial fishers, residents and recreational boaters. In 2013 the GLHA opened a new drive-on concrete float and commercial grade ramp for use by the commercial fishing fleet and transport services, and a sea plane float to accommodate commercial air service. This is the first phase of a planned harbour expansion with additional floats and a floating breakwater.

Transient moorage is available at the Government Wharf operated by Gibsons Landing Harbour Authority, and at Gibsons Marina. Advance booking is highly recommended, especially for larger craft.

WAREHOUSES AND STORAGE

Gibsons and Sechelt have multiple household and commercial storage facilities, and there are also facilities in Madeira Park and Wilson Creek. The larger facilities offer climate controlled, secure units. Gibsons has a United Van Line depot, and there is a U-Haul Canada location in Sechelt. Trucking services include Pemberton Transport and Squamish Freightways.

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