Travel to Victoria BC
Victoria Airport and BC Ferries: gateways for Vancouver Island travel
Travelling to Victoria offers beautiful sights, be it flying across the mountains, the sea, and Vancouver Island to Victoria Airport, or taking a ferry through the Gulf Islands.
By sea you enjoy a mini cruise. Travel through our picturesque Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island from Vancouver is always inspiring. Enjoy beautiful coastal views; truly British Columbia at its best! Crossing the Straight of Juan De Fuca from Seattle, Anacortes, or Port Angeles, you could be rewarded with whale sightings even before you get to Victoria. These 90 minute ferry rides are a relaxing start to your Victoria adventure. All services offer reservations.
Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Victoria (Swartz Bay), 20 miles / 32 km north of Victoria, or North Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) to Nanaimo (Departure Bay), 60 miles / 100 km north of Victoria. Both sailings are 95 minutes. Call 1-888 724-5223 for more information.
Swartz Bay is serviced by local BC Transit buses (call 1-250-385-2551 for bus numbers and times) and by Pacific Coach Lines (from Vancouver to Victoria via BC Ferries) (call 1-250 385-4411 for more information).
Seattle to Victoria – foot passenger only (no cars). 1-800 888-2535
Port Angeles, WA to Victoria. 1-250 386-2202
Anacortes, WA to Sidney (18 miles north of Victoria). 1-888 808-7977
Victoria International Airport (YYJ) has more carriers with direct flights than ever before. You can even fly right into the Inner Harbour of downtown Victoria: make a float plane ride part of your Victoria vacation; now that is an adventure!
The airport is 15 miles / 24km north of Victoria. Serviced by a shuttle bus, taxis and car rentals.
From all Canadian cities. Part of the Star Alliance group. 1-800 565-9513
From all major Canadian cities and some in USA. 1-800 538-5696
From Vancouver airport and downtown, Nanaimo, and other local towns. 1-800 665-0212
From Vancouver airport and downtown. 1-800 665-4354
From Vancouver airport and downtown, Nanaimo and other local towns. 1-800-347-2222
From Seattle & Port Angeles, WA. 1-800-547-9308
From Seattle, WA. 1-866 435-9524
Whether you are flying to Victoria Airport, taking BC Ferries or using another ferry route to Vancouver Island your B&B hosts will be glad to advise about your travel plans.