Where do you catch the ferry from Vancouver to Vancouver Island?
Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal (Vancouver)
This ferry terminal is located 40 minutes south of downtown Vancouver. This is the largest of all BC ferry terminals with multiple destinations including Nanaimo and Victoria on Vancouver Island.
Where does the ferry leave from Vancouver to Victoria?
BC Ferries offers 90 minute sailings to Victoria’s Swartz Bay terminal from the Tsawwassen terminal, approximately 45 minutes south of downtown Vancouver. Ferries run at least every two hours (at the top of the hour), increasing to hourly during peak season.
Where does the ferry land on Vancouver Island?
The Swartz Bay ferry terminal, approximately 30km north of downtown Victoria, offers a point of entry from Tsawwassen (Vancouver and the Lower Mainland) and the Gulf Islands. The travel time from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay is 1 hour and 35 minutes and BC Ferries provides frequent travel times on this route.
How many ferry terminals are there in Vancouver?
From Vancouver, there are two key ferry terminals: Tsawwassen (38 km south of Vancouver) and Horseshoe Bay (west end of Highway 1 via West Vancouver). From Tsawwassen, you can connect to Swartz Bay (for Victoria), Duke Point (for Nanaimo) and the Gulf Islands.
Where do BC Ferries go?
- Victoria & Vancouver Island. Discover.
- Metro Vancouver. Discover.
- Sunshine Coast. Discover.
- Southern Gulf Islands. Discover.
Do I need to reserve ferry from Vancouver to Victoria?
Do I need to reserve the ferries and if not what time should I turn up? You don’t have to reserve. Reservations are really for people on a tight schedule who can’t afford the waiting time.
Are the ferries running from Victoria to Vancouver?
The Vancouver Victoria ferry route connects Canada with Vancouver Island. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, V2V Vacations. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 3 hours 30 minutes.
Where does the ferry dock in Victoria BC?
Swartz Bay terminal is located at the end of Highway 17, to the north of Victoria on Vancouver Island.
Can you do a day trip from Vancouver to Victoria?
Yes, you can do Victoria (and Butchart Gardens) in a day. You can do a one day bus tour (check out www.pacificcoach.com). They have a tour that takes you to Butcharts for 2 hours, then drops you off in downtown Victoria to explore on your own and your return is open.
What ferry goes to Courtenay?
- Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Swartz Bay (Victoria)
- Tsawwassen to Duke Point (Nanaimo)
- Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) to Departure Bay (Nanaimo)
- Powell River to Comox.
- Prince Rupert to Port Hardy.
How long is the ferry from Vancouver to Nanaimo?
Most travellers to Nanaimo will arrive from Vancouver. BC Ferries  operates car ferries to Nanaimo from Tsawwassen (South of Vancouver) to Duke Point south of Nanaimo, and from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay. These ferries run about every 2 hours. The ferry ride is approximately 1 hour 35 minutes long.
Is there a ferry from Washington to Vancouver Island?
Washington State Ferries operates only one international scheduled ferry service, between Anacortes in Washington State and Sidney on the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island.
Where are the new BC Ferries?
We will be introducing four new Island Class ferries to the Campbell River – Quadra Island and Nanaimo Harbour – Gabriola Island routes in 2022. Both routes will go from having one ship service in place today to two ship service.
How many ferries does BC Ferries own?
Operations began in 1960 with just two ferries provide service on a single route. Today we have 35 ferries moving more than 22 million passengers and 8 million vehicles every year.
Where were the new BC Ferries built?
BC Ferries first two new hybrid-electric Island Class ferries were transported to Point Hope Shipyard in Victoria, BC. This video shows the epic process of moving the ships from the transport carrier to the shipyard via downtown Victoria.