Transportation & Maps
BC Ferries schedules are essential reading for most visitors. Floatplanes skim to a halt at docks in Port Washington and Bedwell Harbour.
And a pioneering rideshare program allows visitors to leave their cars at home and catch rides with local drivers.
There are plenty of options when sailing to North Pender's Otter Bay via the Swartz Bay terminal south of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Some are direct routes while others make stops at Galiano, Mayne and/or Saturna islands. Important note: Passengers pay for a return fare and no ticket or payment is required when returning from Otter Bay.
Travellers from the BC mainland can catch morning ferries seven days a week from Tsawwassen. The two-hour passage includes stops on Galiano and Mayne islands. Visitors can opt to sail via Swartz Bay as well. Be sure to ask for a thoroughfare ticket to Pender when checking in at the Tsawwassen terminal.