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BC Ferries

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BC Ferries provides passenger and vehicle ferry services to 45 ports of call across coastal BC, with sailings to and from Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, the Gulf Islands, and Northern BC. BC Ferries Vacations also offers over...more
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11300 Patricia Bay Highway | Suite 500, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S8, Canada
+1 888-223-3779
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took the ferry to Victoria, & was able to get on the boat fairly quickly,so I was near the front of the line for the buffet. I was thinking I would be able to enjoy hot fresh food. I couldn’t be more wrong, everything was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'm island born and bred and the ferry is like a hwy for most of us. The prices are ridiculous, the staff miserable and the fact they think they have a right to ding us locals is astonishing. It sure would be nice if you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank islandg0ddess
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I personally feel there should be marked exit..like please follow the Arrow when on the boat for exiting. Otherwise ride was nice and smooth..left on time which is always a plus..the boat was nice and warm.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sheerin j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have used the ferries for decades and always had no problems with the service, outside of weather or mechanical delays. My only real beef is with cost of service and food. Similar service in other jurisdictions often way, way cheaper.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tom M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to book, good value. Great views from front of ferry. Cafe was too busy, but service was as quick as it could be.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank scj123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty good trip but someone got trapped in the elevator. They were able to get the girl out pretty quickly though. Pricey coffee 5$ small better than nothing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lynn w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the ferry from Tswassen BC to Victoria, about a 90 minute ride. Although the weather was a little rough, the ride was wonderful. Nice seating, spectacular views, computer work stations, nice gift shop, clear instructions for boarding and exiting, appreciated the ESPN (Canadian)...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jboyd360
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apparently BC Ferries is one of the largest ferry systems in the world. And everyone has had their negative experience with the company but when one keeps in mind the extent of their route and the conditions in which they operate I think they are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gardiner W
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Care at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gardiner W, Thank you for the 5 star review! We constantly strive to find new and better ways to serve the west coast communities and we appreciate that you noticed our efforts. Reservations are always advised and you are right to note that when...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveling Monday through Thrusday I was pleasantly surprised when my ticket was free as I am over 65! Ferry was on time, very good cafe and free WiFi. Very enjoyable walk on trip.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank O4449MOcraigb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've always found the BC Ferry employees polite and helpful. The ferry ride from Schwartz Bay to Tsawsassen has absolutely stunning scenery. The ferry is as comfortable as a luxury yacht, with many interesting spots to sit down inside and outside. They have great meal...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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March 9, 2019|
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Response from Victoria402010 | Reviewed this property |
Check BC ferries online schedule; depends on which route you are taking. I could not post link for you:{ Cheers
December 21, 2018|
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Response from patticookis | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but you could call B.C Ferries
November 11, 2018|
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Response from patticookis | Reviewed this property |
From the border no but once you drive maybe two miles then you can take buses to the ferry terminal