Ferries from Victoria to Vancouver
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There is one daily ferry from Victoria to Vancouver. Traveling by ferry from Victoria to Vancouver usually takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes, but some ferries might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||60 mi (97 km)|
|Shortest duration||3h 30m|
|Trips per day||1|
|Most frequent service||V2V Vacations|
What ferry companies travel from Victoria to Vancouver?
There is one ferry company that operates from Victoria to Vancouver. V2V Vacations is the only company to provide ferry transportation at the moment. It only operates one ferry trip per day, which really narrows down the options.
|Ferry||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|V2V Vacations||1||3h 30m||$88.33|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by ferry from Victoria to Vancouver during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our ferry partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, ferry carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all ferry passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the ferry.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the ferry ride?
The ferry usually takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 60 miles (97 kilometers) from Victoria, BC to Vancouver, BC. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.
What is the busiest day to travel by ferry from Victoria to Vancouver?
The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Victoria to Vancouver is on Thursday. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Tuesday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Tuesday is the way to go.
When do the earliest ferry and latest ferry leave Victoria?
There is usually only one ferry per day from Victoria to Vancouver. Therefore, the 2:00pm ferry is both the earliest and latest ferry.
How many ferries are there each day?
There is usually only one ferry per day from Victoria to Vancouver. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct ferry, meaning that you do not have to get on a different ferry at any point during your trip.
Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and undoubtedly one of Canada's treasures. Walking through the iconic Inner Harbour is an excellent introduction to the city and gives tourists a chance to glimpse the British Columbia Parliament Buildings. In addition to these impressive buildings, Craigdarroch Castle showcases the British-influenced architecture with a heavy dose of opulence.
Enjoy some of the best weather in Canada while experiencing Victoria’s wide-ranging and first-rate outdoor activities. These include tranquil walks through the world-renowned Butchart Gardens, breathtaking bike rides along the Galloping Goose Trail, and ventures into the open ocean on whale watching tours.
Stemming from its history under British rule, Victoria maintains a rich tea culture that finds expression in the many cafes and tearooms around the city. If you can get a reservation, steep yourself (and your teabag) in the ultimate afternoon tea experience at the exclusive Empress Hotel.
Despite its island geography, Victoria is well served by a wide range of transport links that connect the city to major national and international locations. Extensive bus routes and rail networks provide accessible transit across Vancouver Island. In addition, the Victoria International Airport and ferry services running to Vancouver and Seattle connect Victoria to the Canadian and U.S. mainland.
Vancouver is a trendy diverse city in British Columbia, known for its eclectic shopping, fresh seafood, and unique scenic setting between snow-capped mountains and urban beaches. Vancouver is sometimes called "Hollywood North" due to the amount of movies and TV shows filmed in the area. If you're lucky, you may even stumble upon a movie set as you're walking around town!
If you're looking for the best restaurants, shops and nightlife, cobblestoned Gastown is the perfect neighborhood to explore. Biking around the gorgeous Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver is rivaled only by hiking and skiing on nearby Grouse Mountain, which offers stunning views of the city on clear days.
Vancouver International Airport is conveniently close to downtown, and also one of the biggest gateways for international travel on the West Coast of North America. From Vancouver, it's easy to travel into the U.S. to Seattle by bus or train, or to other B.C. destinations like Kamloops and Kelowna to experience more of the province's natural beauty.
Where does the ferry leave from in Victoria?
Most ferries depart from the main station in Victoria.
Where does the ferry arrive in Vancouver?
All ferries from Victoria arrive at one main station in Vancouver.
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