Ferries to and from Victoria

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Welcome to Victoria, the charming capital of British Columbia in Canada. A mixture of historical charm and modern liveliness awaits you here. Explore the lively downtown streets and discover the diverse culture, art and culinary scene. Visit the famous Parliament building, stroll along the Inner Harbour and enjoy the view of to sea and the impressive mountains. Immerse yourself in history at the Royal BC Museum or relax in the beautiful Butchart Gardens. Victoria offers you an unforgettable experience in the midst of a breathtaking natural environment.


Timetable, Prices & Availability

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Ferry connections from & to Victoria

Here you see an overview of all ferry routes which currently call at the port of Victoria:

Route Country of origin & country of destination Number & Duration
Ferry Vancouver – Victoria CanadaVancouver Island, Canada 7 times a week
3 hours 30 minutes
Ferry Victoria – Vancouver Vancouver Island, CanadaCanada 7 times a week
3 hours 30 minutes
Ferry Victoria – Seattle Vancouver Island, CanadaUSA up to 2 times a day
approx. 3 hours
Ferry Seattle – Victoria USAVancouver Island, Canada up to 2 times a day
approx. 3 hours

Brief information harbour Victoria

Country: Canada
Language: English
Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)
Time zone: America/Vancouver, PST (Pacific Standard Time)
UNLOCODE: CAVCT

Addresses & Arrival

To make your journey to Victoria easier, you will find all the important addresses in the ferry port of Victoria here.

Address ferry harbour Victoria

Street: Ferry Ramp
Postcode & city: BC V8V 4V2 Victoria
Country: Canada
GPS: 48.421708, -123.372260

Ferry terminals & other addresses

Provider Address
Victoria Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
1 Ferry Causeway
V8L 5J4 Swartz Bay
Canada
GPS: 48.689509, -123.411610
(Latitude, Longitude)

Travel information

Traveling by car on Vancouver Island

  • From Victoria: Head north on Patricia Bay Hwy/BC-17 N. The ferry port is located in Sidney, close to the highway.
  • From the north of the island (e.g. Nanaimo): Take the Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 S to Victoria and then change to the Patricia Bay Hwy/BC-17 N to Sidney.

Arrival by bus & train

BC Transit offers bus connections to the Victoria ferry terminal in Sidney. Check the current schedule on the BC Transit website for bus connections to the ferry terminal.

Arrival by plane

  • Victoria Airport (YYJ): The nearest airport is Victoria International Airport in Sidney. From the airport, you can take a cab or hire a car to get to the ferry port.

Karte vom Fährhafen Victoria

Map from Victoria
Map from Victoria

Travel guide: Victoria – An enchanting port city with historic charm

Victoria, the capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia, is a charming port city that will delight you with its historic charm and picturesque scenery. Located to Vancouver Island, the city offers a unique blend of British elegance, historic buildings and breathtaking nature. Immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere, explore the charming streets and discover the diverse sights and activities Victoria has to offer.

Places of interest & excursions

  • Butchart Gardens: Immerse yourself in an enchanting world of flowers and plants in this award-winning garden. Walk through lush flowerbeds, explore themed gardens and enjoy the picturesque beauty.
  • Royal BC Museum: Learn more about the rich history and culture of British Columbia at this fascinating museum. Here you will find exhibits on indigenous history, wildlife and maritime history of the region.
  • Inner Harbour: The picturesque Inner Harbour is the heart of Victoria. Admire the historic buildings, watch the passing ships and enjoy the lively atmosphere. Here you will also find numerous restaurants, cafes and souvenir stores.
  • Craigdarroch Castle: Visit this magnificent castle, which was built in Victorian style. Explore the opulent rooms, admire the antique furniture and learn more about the history of the family that once lived here.
  • Whale watching: Take part in an exciting whale watching tour and experience the majestic marine mammals up close. Observe orcas, gray whales and other species in their natural habitat.

Activities

  • Bike tour along the Galloping Goose Trail: Hire a bike and explore the picturesque Galloping Goose Trail, which takes you through beautiful landscapes and along the coast.
  • Kayaking in the waters of Victoria: Explore the coast and the islands around Victoria by kayak. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and the opportunity to observe the diverse marine life up close.
  • Tea time in a British tearoom: Enjoy a traditional tea time in one of the cozy British tearooms in Victoria. Taste the various teas accompanied by delicious scones, sandwiches and pastries.

Food and drink and shopping

Victoria offers a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars that offer a wide range of culinary delights. From fresh seafood and regional specialties to international cuisine, there is something for everyone. Also be sure to visit the famous Inner Harbour Market, where you can buy local products, handicrafts and souvenirs.

Public transport

In Victoria, you have access to a variety of public transportation options to explore the city and its surroundings. The bus network is well developed and offers regular connections to the main sights and districts. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles or explore the city on foot, as many downtown attractions are within walking distance.

Arrival and departure by ferry

If you want to reach Victoria by ferry, you have several options. The Swartz Bay ferry port is located about 30 minutes by car north of Victoria. From there, ferries run regularly to Vancouver and other destinations to Vancouver Island.

Accommodation

In Victoria you will find a wide range of accommodation, from luxurious hotels to cozy bed & breakfasts and affordable hostels. There are also vacation rentals and campgrounds for those looking for an individual experience. Check out the different options in advance and choose the accommodation that best suits your needs and preferences.

Victoria is a fascinating port city that delights with its historic charm, attractions, activities and stunning nature. Immerse yourself in British elegance, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and experience the diversity of this unique city to Vancouver Island. Whether you stroll through the blooming gardens, explore the fascinating history, or discover the natural wonders of the area, Victoria will enchant you with its beauty and cultural richness. Set to and experience unforgettable moments in this enchanting port city.


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