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BC Ferries

1 Ferry Causeway | Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, Tsawwassen, Delta, British Columbia V6C 0B9, Canada
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Pleasantly surprised by the food at Tswassen

Waiting for a ferry is never fun, but at least you can get some very good food now at the Tswassen... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Richardthetravellguy
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Heading to the island

Been taking ferrys for over 50 years they have come a long way the boats are like a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael G
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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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1 Ferry Causeway | Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, Tsawwassen, Delta, British Columbia V6C 0B9, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Waiting for a ferry is never fun, but at least you can get some very good food now at the Tswassen Terminal Fresh Salads, Sushi, SaltSpring Coffee, Gelato and my personal favourite - BBQ. THE PULLED PORK IS OUTSTANDING! Take extra napkins!

Thank Richardthetravellguy
Reviewed 6 days ago

Been taking ferrys for over 50 years they have come a long way the boats are like a small scale cruise ship now the terminals are amazing if you have to wait on those long weekends when you have to waitMore

Thank Michael G
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Sales and Service Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Michael G., Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I always enjoy the many amenities that are offered on board, especially the Coastal Cafe and the Pacific Buffet. There's nothing like eating delicious food with a stunning view of the Salish...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived early for our departure time and there were quite a traffic jam and took quite a while to book in. There should have been more control of traffic instead of a free for all, cars were basically going as for as they can, in...More

1  Thank Dave M
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service and Sales Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Dave M, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am sorry to hear of your difficulty checking in, and can assure you that this is closely monitored by terminal management. If you do see anything that concerns you we want...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Efficient service. We used the ferry four times during our trip to the Island and enjoyed the experience. Polite and helpful staff.More

Thank Randellej
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service and Sales Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Randellej, Thank you for taking time to share your review! It sounds as though you visited quite a few places on your trip, with four sailings total. Its great to hear you enjoyed exploring the Island, we love connecting all of our wonderful coastal...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove from Vancouver to Victoria Island with BC Ferries in August. We had no reservation and arrived at noon three quarters of an hour before departure of the next ferry. Unfortunately, this was not enough. It was too crowded and we had to wait...More

Thank Anja H
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service and Sales Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Anja H, Thanks for the 5 stars! I am glad to hear you had such a great experience, especially as you do not get to travel with us too often. Its great you enjoyed the amenities at the terminal and on board - the...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

I like doing a walk on for the Tsawwassen/Schwartz Bay ferry to go bird and aquatic mammal watching (never know what you'll see. I really think BC Ferries should sell round trip tickets. i only take a vehicle if i have to (even a motorcycle...More

Thank John E
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service and Sales Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi John E, Thanks for your review! The wildlife is one of my favorite aspects of the ferry sailings. I especially love the transit through Active Pass and I try to bundle up and head to the outer decks no matter the weather! If you...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

with a difficult job of co-ordinating mass amounts of people and vehicles the staff does an amazing jobMore

Thank Viola A
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service and Sales Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Viola A, Thank you for the kind review. Our crew is well-trained and equipped to handle large volumes of traffic. Here at BC Ferries we are proud to offer consistent, reliable, and safe service to our customers. Check out our Coastal Cafe aboard our...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The only way to get to the island is by ferry my suggestion go at meal time if possible and make sure you have spent the extra and make a reservation so there’s no waiting,cost more but worth it.More

Thank Ted O
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service and Sales Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ted O, Thank you for your 5 star review! Our vessels have many amenities including the Coastal Cafe which includes a wide variety of hot and cold entrees for anyone to enjoy! My favourite snack is the sweet-potato fries. Next time, try our all-inclusive...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

We sadly missed our reserved ferry thanks to the complete incompetency of Avis car hire so had a while to wait for the next one. There is a terminal building where you can get all sorts of food and even do a bit of souvenir...More

Thank emtrey
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service and Sales Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Hi emtrey, Thank you for the five star review! My favourite part about the Tsawwassen terminal is the Quay, as it has everything you could need while waiting for the ferry, including tasty snacks and nice gifts. I am glad to hear that you had...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

We had plenty of time to get there but the ferry to Van Island was busy on this Sat morning. I would advise to pre-book. There is a terminal full of shops and coffee shops to chill out. Once boarding starts it is quick to...More

Thank Martynwo
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service and Sales Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hi Martynwo, Thank you for this review. Tsawwassen terminal in Vancouver is one of my favorite terminals as there is the Quay to shop around in before sailing. I usually grab a coffee there and once on the vessel I like to sit outside and...More

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Jean R
14 July 2017|
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Response from Kimberly H | Reviewed this property |
See the other answer. You drive to the Vancouver side of Highway 17 to the end in Tsawwassen. Just follow the signage to the appropriate toll gate.
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MsFirstClass
2 June 2017|
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Response from peecee65 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Yes you can book on line either at BC Ferries or using BCF Connector. We used the BCF Connector, which included hotel pick up in Vancouver and drop off in Victoria. The bus ride to Tsawwassen was interesting, too... More
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Response from catherinemK1338XG | Reviewed this property |
Thank you Richard J B Personally I've never been inside that Hotel.. but it's probably your best bet.. enjoy!
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