Most people travelling to Victoria from the mainland catch a ferry.
Vehicle and passenger services are available from various points in BC and Washington State.
Once in Victoria, hop aboard a water taxi for a scenic cruise around Victoria's harbour. Great for both local commuting and sightseeing, water taxis make stops at several wharfs and waterfront hotels.
BC Ferries is the primary provider of coastal ferry service in the province, and it is one of the most sophisticated ferry transportation systems in the world. The company provides scheduled vehicle and passenger services between Tsawwassen (just south of Vancouver) and Swartz Bay (30 minutes north of Victoria). Motorists can also plan a more elaborate itinerary and "island-hop" through the scenic southern Gulf Islands.
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A trip to British Columbia is not complete without a cruise on BC Ferries. Sail through spectacular scenery aboard our modern fleet of vessels with 25 routes throughout coastal British Columbia, including 3 connecting Vancouver to Vancouver Island. Circle Routes are a natural using BC Ferries with service to the Sunshine Coast & the Gulf Islands. Iconic cruises include the 15 hr Inside Passage between Port Hardy & Prince Rupert, as well as the Discovery Coast Passage between Port Hardy & Bella Coola & the mystical Haida Gwaii between Port Hardy & Skidegate. Visit bcferries.com for travel deals & itinerary suggestions.
430 Belleville St
Victoria, British Columbia
Black Ball Ferry Line operates the MV Coho providing daily passenger & vehicle ferry service in a scenic 90-minute crossing between Victoria, BC & Port Angeles, WA. Enjoy Duty Free shopping, Gift Shop & inviting Cafeteria while viewing panoramic vistas of the Inner Harbour, Strait of Juan de Fuca & Olympic Peninsula from our expansive outer decks.
With over 50 years of service, the MV Coho provides a classic ship experience for your next exciting journey to the Olympic Peninsula or Victoria. Our Captain & Crew look forward to to welcoming you onboard the ship.
254 Belleville St
Victoria, British Columbia
Travel between Seattle & Vancouver Island is fast & convenient aboard a high-speed Victoria Clipper passenger ferry. Daily, year-round, enjoy a 2.5 hr to 3 hr cruise through Puget Sound & the Strait of Juan de Fuca en route to Victoria's Inner Harbour. Clipper Vacations also offers hotel accommodation packages in Victoria, Vancouver, Whistler, Kelowna & beyond. If you are heading to Seattle or Vancouver for an Alaska cruise, see more of BC with our pre/post cruise packages. See website for Seattle to Victoria ferry schedule & for travel deals.