Horseshoe Bay Village is located in West Vancouver, and many people are familiar with it because this is where you catch the ferries to Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, and to Langdale, on the Sunshine Coast.
Even if you're not catching a ferry, this is a beautiful spot with some gorgeous scenery of the ocean and the mountains. Along the waterfront there's a park, a pedestrian walkway and a playground for the kids. The village is also home to many cafes, restaurants, and one-of-a-kind boutiques here if you want to spend some time hanging out.
Sewell's Marina, located right on the waterfront, near the ferry terminal. We rented a 17 foot boat for two hours, and after a short instruction safety talk from an employee at the marina we were all set to go.
After watching the seals for a while, we just zoomed around the water a bit, enjoying the sunshine and the scenery. It was a great day out, and a wonderful way to celebrate the last weekend of summer. I'd highly recommend this as an outing if the weather is good, whether you're a local or a tourist. The prices for the boat rental were quite reasonable, and would have been even cheaper if we'd taken a smaller 15 foot boat.
As mentioned, there are lots of restaurants in the area if you want to stay for lunch or dinner, or just grab a snack.
Photos by me and Doug Haskins.