Transportation & Maps
Vancouver Island is well connected by air and sea. An international airport and several smaller airports operate in the region, not to mention Victoria's downtown harbour bustling with floatplane traffic all year round.
An extensive ferry system provides access to many coastal communities and those in the Gulf Islands. Commercial bus lines use this ferry system to carry passengers over from the mainland.
Car travel, due to its flexibility, is a great option for anyone wanting to explore more extensively. A number of bus companies also service the region. "Island hopping" on the ferry system between Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands is a popular day trip.