2776 Semlin Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4R6
Margo Dunnet, Interim Executive Director, email@example.com
Neil Carrodus, Site Operations Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abbie Larose, Finance & Program Director, email@example.com
Ana-Luz Cobon, Chef & Farm Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Young, Associate Site Director,
There are two buses that go directly to Horseshoe Bay where you can catch the water taxi which drop passengers two blocks from the Public Dock. The 250 Horseshoe Bay and 257 Horseshoe Bay Express both leave from outside The Bay westbound on Georgia Street at Seymour Street.
From Vancouver/Lower Mainland
- 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 and Boat House restaurant.
- Unload at the roundabout and walk down the dock to water taxi.
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
- $5 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.
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. Those coming to summer camp sessions will have transportation arranged for them. 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!
Overlooking the ocean, Camp Fircom is situated on the south-east corner of Gambier Island in Howe Sound. It is accessible only by water taxi - 20 minutes from Horseshoe Bay.
The 120 acre site includes beaches, playing fields, and hiking trails. The accommodation facilities can house up to 180 guests. Other facilities include indoor games and crafts area, a first aid centre, and a large picnic shelter. Camp Fircom not only generates its own electricity, but because of its isolation from other development, maintains its own water supply, septic system, and communication system.
Download a copy of our site map to get a feel for the main facilities layout.
As one of the largest coastal islands in Howe Sound, Gambier has retained its pristine environment with very little development. With lush green forests and secluded beaches, it is truly a hidden sanctuary for healing. With no roads and a very small year round population, the residents of Gambier are warm and friendly.
Just north of Bowen Island, Gambier has many secluded bays and hiking trails to navigate through. It is also the perfect place for canoeing, kayaking and camping.
While the southwest side of Gambier is deeply indented by a series of bays, the northern aspects are steeper, with a few small bays to invite explorers. Anvil Island to the south of Gambier rises steeply from the sea on all sides. Just to the south, tiny Christie Islet and Pam Rock provide ideal habitat for seals and a multitude of sea birds. These snippets of land are wildlife sanctuaries.
Gambier Island is also a great place for fishing in Howe Sound for salmon, rock cod, ling cod, greenling, flounder, halibut, and crab. With blue skies and the dramatic Coast Mountains, you are sure to feel at peace here. Howe Sound is populated by virtually every form of West Coast invertebrate, octopus, urchins, crabs and sponges. Also a great place for bird watchers, Gambier's skyline is broken by the flight of eagles, hawks, ravens and sea birds.