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Victoria, BC Canada

Victoria, BC FerriesVictoria,the capitol of British Columbia is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island (sometimes erroneously referred to as Victoria Island).

Year round passenger & vehicle ferry service is provided to the city from Seattle, Anacortes, Port Angeles and Vancouver and seasonal passenger-only ferry service is provided May - October from Bellingham, Friday Harbor and Port Angeles.

Famous for its gardens and distinctly British atmosphere the "Garden City" has preserved its heritage in the architecture, red double-deck busses, ornate lamp posts laden with flowers baskets and a variety of historical attractions.

Victoria's amenities - spectacular gardens, fabulous art galleries, live theater, a variety of specialty shops and every type of ethnic restaurant, all combine to make visitors to the Islands' largest city, want to stay.

99% of all visitors to Victoria arrive by water and have the luxury of choosing from 7 separate ferry systems...six coming directly from US Ports.

Seattle to Victoria passenger ferry (2-3 hr crossing)
Victoria Clipper: With the exception of a short drydock period in January, direct Victoria to Seattle passenger-only ferry service is available every day year round.
Reservations are required and if made well in advance are often discounted.

Anacortes, Friday Harbor and Orcas ferries to Victoria (Sidney Terminal)
Washington State Ferries:

Operating daily auto/passenger ferries April through December, passenger are treated to some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere.
Ferry Reservations are required

Vancouver to Victoria ferry service (90 minute crossing)
BC Ferries operate daily year round auto/passenger ferry service from the Tsawwassen terminal (Vancouver side) to the Swartz Bay terminal (Victoria side)

Sailing year round on the odd hr (0700h - 2100h) from both sides, the frequency of the BC Ferry sailings increases to hourly during the summer months.

Reservations are optional but absolutely recommended for weekend and holiday travel. Stand-by wait periods can be extensive.

Bellingham to Victoria Ferry (3 hr crossing)
VSJC: Travelling daily between May to October this service is as much a narrated cruise as it is a ferry service.

Booking the "all you can eat BBQ" on the Victoria to Bellingham leg is recommended. Reservations for this ferry are required and should be made well in advance.

Special hotel / ferry packages are available

Port Angeles to Victoria Passenger -Vehicle Ferry (90 minute crossing)
Blackball: Commonly referred to as the Coho this daily vehicle/passenger ferry service operates year round.

Reservations are limited but if made can save long terminal waits

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