A Guide for Taking the Ferry to Vancouver Island

Information, Schedules & Price for the Ferry to Vancouver Island, BC.

Vancouver Island Ferry

By Darrin Robertson, VTT Editor - Updated: January 17, 2023

BC Ferry to Vancouver Island

View of a ferry going to Vancouver Island!

One of the best Vancouver daytrips you can take is boarding a Vancouver Island ferry for Victoria, Nanaimo or one of British Columbia’s scenic Gulf Islands.  This section of our site is packed with travel tips on riding the ferries to Victoria and the rest of Vancouver island. You’ll find important information and tips on:

Where the Vancouver Island ferries depart from

Ferry schedules and routes

Cost of the ferry to Vancouver Island, and where to buy tickets

How long the sailing time is from Vancouver to Vancouver Island

Vancouver – Victoria Ferry

How to get from Vancouver to Victoria by Ferry
A full page of information on the beautiful sailing from Vancouver to Victoria, BC. Find answers to all kinds of questions about riding on BC Ferries from Vancouver to Victoria.

Vancouver - Nanaimo Ferry

Travel to Nanaimo by ferry
Tips on riding the boat from Vancouver to Nanaimo, BC. Info on schedules, prices and discounts for BC Ferries Nanaimo - Vancouver sailings.

Vancouver Ferry FAQ’s:

Is there a Vancouver-Seattle Ferry?

You can take BC ferries to Victoria, and then ride the Clipper to Seattle.

Another possibility is taking the ferry to Victoria, then riding the ferry from Sidney to Anacortes, WA, and driving the rest of the way to Seattle.

Of course, the other alternative is ground transportation: either drive or take the bus from Vancouver to Seattle , which takes about 3 hours.

Or, you can fly from Vancouver to Seattle.

Disclaimer - Please Note: This page is a general guide only - It is NOT part of the official BC Ferries website. Ferry schedules, fares and services are subject to frequent change. Vancouver Travel Tips.com accepts no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information. Please consult bcferries.com before starting any travel.

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