1. BC Ferries
Cruising through the Strait of Georgia aboard a BC Ferries vessel comes with many benefits, including fresh air out on the deck, breathtaking scenery you can only see from the water, and a good chance of spotting marine wildlife. Keep your camera ready, as whales, dolphins, and sea lions frequent this route, particularly in the spring and summer, and you’ll want to capture the scenery as you sail through Active Pass.
Another benefit of ferry travel is on-board amenities. Hungry? Food options include the Coastal Cafe, with some routes featuring White Spot for lunch and dinner, and a coffee shop. Want a keepsake to remember your trip? Passages Gift Shop stocks West Coast jewellery, clothing, books written by Canadian authors, and many other souvenirs. Your cruise starts at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, 30 minutes south of Vancouver, and ends at the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal in Sidney, 30 minutes north of Victoria.
Insider Tip: Reservations are strongly recommended for vehicles travelling on busy weekends. If you prefer to travel without a vehicle, there is parking at the terminals, and connecting bus service is available.BC Ferries