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BC Ferries

11300 Patricia Bay Highway | Suite 500, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S8, Canada
+1 888-223-3779
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver
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BC Ferries provides passenger and vehicle ferry services to 45 ports of call across coastal BC, with sailings to and from Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, the Gulf Islands, and Northern BC. BC Ferries Vacations also offers over 100 travel packages, including return ferry and accommodation. When on board BC Ferries, there are plenty of options for food and shopping, along with great wildlife and sightseeing opportunities.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
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11300 Patricia Bay Highway | Suite 500, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S8, Canada
+1 888-223-3779
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I reserved on line 5 days before for a trip from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay, ($17+) The weather was horrible, so we managed to make it to the ferry before the one we had booked. I told the Clerk about our Reservation, and she took...More

Thank Sandy L
Reviewed 2 days ago

When the roads are getting busy, taking a ferry can really take hours off your trip. Efficient and easy to use.

Thank Kyla L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Overall we enjoyed the 4 days but felt because we booked through BC Ferries we were treated as second class citizens by the hotels. Breakfast was not included in the packages and for the price of breakfast it feels like nickle and diming, In the...More

Thank archieives
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you have one of the newer vessels, it is very pleasant. We even slowed down for a orca sighting! Especially if you are able to avoid Friday or Sunday evenings, you don't even really need a reservation. We will sometimes go to the Pacific...More

Thank allanh140
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Easy on~ easy off... The ride was smooth & the view is unreal! Plenty of options for food & drink, as well as a well stocked gift shop. Arrive about an hour early!

Thank Cstarh
Reviewed 3 days ago

Using the ferries to get to vancouver island is very peaceful, lots of wild life to see on a good day. The food is over price though as it is a tourist trap for people buying things from them. It is the best way to...More

Thank Niki L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Thank you Casey! my first trip to Victoria ever went very smoothly! All the necessary information was given, the documents needed : everything went perfect!

Thank Katherine J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took a ferry to the island, not cheap but fun. You can enjoy the scenery well you are eating. If you don't wish to do that, you can just sit back and relax for approximately 1 1/2 hour ride. There is nothing like being on...More

Thank Coacoamo12
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved our experience with BC Ferries. The whole experience: bookings with the Travel Experts, the Parkside Hotel, the ferry and their flexibility to cheerfully handle changes. They gave great advice for booking hotel travel ports and points of interest.Great value and high quality travel and...More

Thank Lynda M
Reviewed 4 days ago

The trip from Sidney BC on Vancouver Island was efficiently and pleasantly handled. The boat passage took us between several islands and partly through US waters and was interesting. Disembarkation at the mainland was quick and trouble-free.More

Thank Ruth5757
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Ruth5757, We appreciate the review! I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed sailing with us from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen. I have to admit, the view between the Gulf and neighboring San Juan Islands is truly spectacular and never gets old! When you’re traveling with...More

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Tipper r
We, two adults will crossing over, on foot with two large suitcases, from Vancouver 26th September, to Sydney (presumably?) Appreciate any info - we will hopefully make ferry connection using public transport from our homestay in Vancouver- exact location not known as yet. Seems an expensive crossing @$200 approx? many thanks in advance. Tipper R
16 March 2017|
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Response from Relentless_One | Reviewed this property |
Hi! The foot passenger fare is about $17 per person. You can catch the #620 bus from the River Rock SkyTrain station in Richmond (suburb of Vancouver). It will take you right to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal. Buy your... More
We get off a cruise ship in June in Vancouver. We would like to go to Victoria to stay at Fairmont Empress for a night and then to Tofino for a couple nights a nd then fly out of Vancouver. What ferry should we take and where should we rent a car and return the car? Very much appreciate your advice.
3 March 2017|
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Response from BCFCustomerCare | Property representative |
Hi Burner50 Thanks for your question! To visit Victoria I recommend sailing from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal in Delta. If you wanted to rent a vehicle in Vancouver then you could make a stop at the Vancouver... More
Hi, I'm going to be using the BC Ferries service to get back and forth between Vancouver and Victoria. How is the passage? Has everyone experienced a pretty smooth sailing without a lot of rocking back and forth? I do not like boats.
30 January 2017|
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Response from Theale H | Reviewed this property |
You are in the inside passage and do not normally see waves and swells which cause the rocking. You should be fine.