How To Get To Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island is a 460km (285 mile) island paradise located in the Pacific Ocean, about 97km (60 miles) west of Vancouver, and 117km (73 miles) north of Seattle. Explore the thousands of kilometers of roads and highways on the Island, between Port Hardy in the north and Victoria in the south, and Tofino to the west and Campbell River to the east.
Bring your car, truck, RV, bicycle, or motorbike on one of the available ferry services, or fly in and rent a vehicle to explore the abundance of activities taking place in the local communities.
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Ferry Service to Vancouver Island
There are three ferry services available to bring visitors to Vancouver Island from Washington state: The Coho Ferry provides daily service between downtown Victoria and Port Angeles; the Anacortes ferry, operated by the Washington Department of Transportation, connects Sidney with Anacortes; and a passenger-only catamaran service from Clipper Navigation runs between Victoria and Seattle.
BC Ferries, the main connection between Vancouver Island and the mainland as well as the surrounding Gulf Island communities, offers regular (typically hourly) service between BC destinations. Leave Vancouver from Horseshoe Bay or Tsawwassen to arrive in Victoria or Nanaimo, or enjoy a one-day scenic cruise through the Inside Passage between Prince Rupert and Port Hardy.
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