Vanvouver Island, British Columbia, Ferries
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Getting Here is Half the Fun!

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Map of Ferry & Air Routes Map of Vancouver Island

If You're Driving....

We are 7-8 hours from Seattle, Washington, and 9-10 hours from Portland, Oregon.

If arriving on Vancouver Island from Victoria, head north over the Malahat Drive onto Nanaimo's Parkway Bypass, then past Parksville, and when you approach Qualicum, take the Hwy 4 turn-off. Head west to Port Alberni which is a short 50km (31 mi) drive, and continue on to the Ucluelet/Tofino "T" intersection. Turn left and follow the Pacific Rim Hwy. into the town of Ucluelet. Turn left after the 'Canadian Princess' onto Lychee Road, and left again onto Hemlock Road, and an immediate left into the Ucluelet Small Craft Harbour (Boat Basin) parking lot.

If arriving at Comox Airport or Campbell River Airport, head south on the Island Highway and when you approach Qualicum, take the Hwy 4 turn-off west to Port Alberni as per above paragraph's directions.

Ferry Connections

BC Ferry Schedule - Tsawwassen to Duke Point (Nanaimo) - 2 hr trip
BC Ferry Schedule - Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay (Victoria) – 1. 6 hr trip
BC Ferry Schedule - Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay (Nanaimo) – 1. 6 hr trip

B.C. Ferries
(Tsawwassen or Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo or Victoria)
BC Ferries operates car and passenger ferries from Vancouver to Vancouver Island. There are hourly (7am till 9pm) sailings during the summer months and every 2 hours in the off-season. Routes to the Island depart from either Tsawwassen and arrive at Duke Point (Nanaimo) or Swartz Bay (Victoria), or from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver to Nanaimo's Departure Bay. You can call ahead and make a reservation to guarantee a spot on a sailing.

Black Ball Ferry (Port Angeles to Victoria)
A car and passenger ferry connecting Port Angeles, Washington with downtown Victoria. Black Ball Ferry offers 4 sailings daily during the summer months and 2 daily sailings during the off-season. No reservations so arrive early to secure the sailing time of your choice.

Washington State Ferries
(Anacortes to Sidney)
A car and passenger ferry connecting Anacortes, Washington to Sydney, Vancouver Island. Crossing time is just over 2 hours and sailings are twice a day during the summer and once per day during the off-season. No reservations so arrive early to ensure the sailing time of your choice.

Victoria Clipper
(Seattle to Victoria).
This service offers passenger only, high speed ferries from downtown Seattle to downtown Victoria. Crossing time is 2½ hrs. The Victoria Clipper offers 3 or 4 sailings in the summer and 2 sailings in the off-season.

Tofino Bus
Daily express bus service from Victoria to Nanaimo and then to Ucluelet and Tofino.

Vancouver Island, British Columbia Ferries

Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Ferries

If You're Flying....

Vancouver to Port Alberni, Tofino, Nanaimo or Victoria

Air Canada
Air Canada flies from Vancouver to Nanaimo Airport.

Orca Airways flies from Vancouver to Ucluelet and Tofino.

Harbour Air
Harbour Air flies several flights per day between Vancouver and Victoria, Vancouver and Nanaimo

WestJet has direct flights into Comox from locations in Canada and the USA. From Comox it is a scenic 2 hour drive to Ucluelet.

West Coast Air
West Coast Air offers many daily flights from downtown Vancouver or Vancouver International Airport to downtown Victoria by Twin Otter float planes.

Seattle To Victoria

Alaskan Air - Horizon Air
Horizon Air flies daily from Seattle to Victoria airport on DH-8 aircraft.

Please visit our What to Bring page for helpful tips.

Ucluelet Shoreline, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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