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Reminder: hop aboard the Albion Ferry during its last weeks of service

Albion Ferry's MV Kulleet sails during a lovely fall sunset. Photo by <a href=http://fraserferries.fotopic.net/>Duane Cooke</a>.

Albion Ferry's MV Kulleet sails during a lovely fall sunset. Photo by Duane Cooke.

The Albion Ferry closes on July 31, so here’s a friendly reminder to take one last ride before it finishes its service, if you’re so inclined.

Duane Cooke, who maintains an extensive Albion Ferry photo gallery, wrote in suggesting this reminder, and also provided these tips:

With about three weeks remaining for service on the Albion Ferry your readers may want to be reminded to take (at least) one last trip across the Fraser River. (Take two trips – it’s free!) Closest transit access on the south side is the C62 with about a 3/4 mile long walk to the ferry slip from Fort Langley.

If driving, there is free parking at both ferry landings if one wants to walk on. Otherwise, loads are light so wait times are minimal. If you walk on, there is seating inside or best yet, stand outside and enjoy the views of Mt. Baker, harbour seals, sunsets or even star gazing.

You can also find the Albion Ferry sailing times on the TransLink site. Happy sailing!


3 Comments

  • By Tim, July 15, 2009 @ 8:35 am

    Watch a nice little spike in traffic again starting tomorrow on the Ferry again as the tolls on the bridge kick in.

    Sad to see it go. Would love to see it operate every half an hour (with one ferry) with the same toll as Golden Ears. Fort Langley to 200 Avenue isn’t THAT short of a drive in heavy traffic.

  • By Donald, July 16, 2009 @ 1:26 pm

    My fondest memory of the Albion Ferry was when I was riding on my little 50cc scooter from Fort Langley. I went by a lineup of cars and just as the ferry was about to leave the dock they saw me coming so they held on for a few more seconds. Good times.

  • By Duane, July 17, 2009 @ 6:44 am

    Just after the new Golden Ears bridge opened, early morning rush hour traffic disappeared from the ferry. One morning on the 5.00am sailing I was the only vehicle on the boat – felt like a private chartered sailing just for me!

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