Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Victoria, BC
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Re: Yacht Hardstand Victoria BC
We live in Victoria and moor in Sidney. We are out at our boat all the time.
Our best time from home to the boat is 18 minutes but that's on a Sunday morning and you have to hit all the lights green.
And yes Victoria has a huge traffic problem. Everything from Sooke road to the Malahat to the Pat Bay highway are plugged solid everyday. The Pat Bay has a ferry that will come in and dump 500 odd cars on the road every other hour or so.
It's not as bad as Vancouver but it is getting worse every year.
It's really not THAT bad going to Sidney. I agree that traffic going to the western communities and up the Malahat is a huge problem but not the traffic to Sidney. Re the ferry dumping cars - time your trip home accordingly (easy to do because it is pretty much a scheduled event).
Tthere is no comparison with Vancouver traffic .... none....nada .... shouldn't even use the two places in the same sentence except maybe when refering to western communities rush hour trafic.
BTW, I don't think there are any yards in Victoria although maybe something could be arranged in Esquimalt but expect to find a premium price if you can find a close location.