Oh, Canada!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Captain, let’s point the propeller toward the 49th parallel, eh? Washington State Ferries’ seasonal return to Sidney B.C. has begun! 

Photo credit:Ian Byington/sanjuanupdate.com

Sunday, April 6, 2014, marked the annual opening day for our marvelous international ferry route.

Along with swapping out currency and learning to add extra “u’s” to some words (e.g., 'colour' and 'neighbour'), our Canadian/American ferryboat run fosters friendship on both sides of the border.

Sidney B.C officials, local bagpiper and Town Crier join the festivities.

In fact, when the Sidney community heard that the Anacortes Town Crier was unable to attend opening day festivities due to a fund raising event for the victims of the Oso, WA mudslide, they all chipped in and raised $1,327 in relief funds.


Thank you, Sidney B.C! Your kindness and generosity is as lovely and inspiring as your famous flowers. 

Butchart gardens, pictured above, is a short drive west of Sidney, B.C.

Our spring sailing schedule offers one round-trip sailing to and from Anacortes, WA and Sidney, B.C. every day through June 14. We'll add a second round-trip to the mix mid-June through September.   

See you at the border!


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