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Barnston Island

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-520-6442
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I love it here.

A great place for a bike ride after a short ferry ride. Time your trip and enjoy your visit. A lack... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Mari Anne H
,
Surrey, Canada
Ferry car loading not for the timid

It has been a number of years since my wife and I visited Barnston Island. The new highway 17... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
dondD6196YG
,
Langley, Canada
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
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“free ferry” (6 reviews)
“bike ride” (7 reviews)
“fraser river” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 604-520-6442
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

A great place for a bike ride after a short ferry ride. Time your trip and enjoy your visit. A lack of facilities on the island just means you have to plan more carefully and while the traffic is generally light they sometimes travel a...More

2  Thank Mari Anne H
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

It has been a number of years since my wife and I visited Barnston Island. The new highway 17 makes it a bit more difficult to access the ferry landing -follow the directional signs off #17 and you will be ok. The Ferry takes 5...More

8  Thank dondD6196YG
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

The ferry ride there and back was fun. A drive around the island didn't take long but was a cross off my list of things to do.

1  Thank Joan J
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Barnston Island is a nice place ,I have not been there for over a year , the free ferry is only about 4-5 minutes. Not really a ferry but a small barge. you have to back onto it when over there.The island is quaint, but...More

1  Thank happycamper63
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Close to Surrey City centre... But, quite and isolated due to the requirement to take small ferry boat to get there. The ferry service runs across Parsons Channel between Barnston Island and Port Kells. Crossing time is about 5 minutes one way. The service is...More

1  Thank salesmanager13
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

A short, free ferry ride on to the island followed by a good little stroll or bike ride with your pets; but PLEASE pick up after your dogs and be prepared to carry the poop bags until you get back to the ferry entrance as...More

Thank Maleeshya
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

This is an unattractive island in the middle of the Fraser River. It is only accessible by a short free ferry ride. You drive on and have to back off so if your backing up skills are not good, best not go. Most of the...More

1  Thank regDawsonCreek
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful day for a bike ride with our friends. We parked in the lot and took the free ferry across to the island. It's a 10km flat bike ride around the island. It's very relaxing with very few cars. We returned on the ferry and...More

Thank D. W
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Pick a nice day, carry water and walk the island. Beautiful country scenery, a sandy beach that overlooks the Golden Ears Bridge and a quaint free ferry ride.

1  Thank Janeep26
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

If you're just stick to death of the city and cars and commuting and work and everything and are wondering whatever happened to the days when you could inhale a good whiff of cow manure, this is the place for you. It's a cool little...More

2  Thank Syowoe
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Merlyn M
9 July 2018|
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Response from Mari Anne H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is part of the road system. It is an open air ferry.
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karl m
4 July 2017|
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Response from Syowoe | Reviewed this property |
No! There are no commercial vendors here. It's an island that is residential/agricultural. There's nothing here except pretty views. And i mean nothing. No corner store even. They like it that way.
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