We may be tucked in a pristine outdoorsy setting, but getting to Camp Fircom on Gambier Island is easier than you think. Below is a list of all available options.
There are two Translink buses that go directly to Horseshoe Bay where the water taxi can pick up. The 250 Horseshoe Bay and 257 Horseshoe Bay Express both leave from downtown Vancouver. Both buses drop passengers two blocks from the Horseshoe Bay Public Dock.
Head west on the BC 1 W/Trans-Canada Highway towards Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver.
Slight right to stay on BC-1 W after the #4 Caulfield/Woodgreen Exit.
Take exit on the left toward Village.
Keep left. Turn left at BC-1 E. Turn right on Keith Road.
Turn left on Bay Street.
Turn right on Nelson Avenue towards the dock (former location of the Boat House restaurant).
Unload at the roundabout and walk down the dock to water taxi.
There are also a number of parking options near by:
BC Ferries Parking Lot
$16 per day
After unloading your luggage at the public dock, turn around and go straight up Nelson Avenue drive two blocks and turn left. Drive two blocks and turn right on Keith Road and head straight into BC Ferries Parking garage.
Lions Tiddycove Parking Lot (Closed until fall 2018)
$10 per day Fri, Sat, Sun. Free Mon to Thur.
After unloading your luggage at the public dock, turn around and go straight up Nelson Avenue to the roundabout at the top of the hill. Go around and left onto Marine Drive towards the highway. At the next roundabouts go right onto Marine Drive. The Lions Parking Lot is on the left hand side under the highway.
$17 per day
Located in Lions Bay, you can arrange for water taxi pick up from this marina and call them to reserve parking for your group.
Camp Fircom hires water taxi to bring campers to our programs. Please be half an hour early for every boat and leave plenty of time for parking.
If you are a rental group please give one of the water taxi companies servicing the Howe Sound a call to get a quote on bringing your group to Fircom.
There are no ferries that go to Camp Fircom. There is a ferry that goes from Gibsons to New Brighton on Gambier Island, however, there is no road from there to Camp Fircom. If you’re up for it, but we don’t recommend it, it’s a 16-hour hike from the New Brighton to camp.