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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had pre- booked thankfully because when we arrived 50 minutes early they were already sold out. The ferry service has cafeteria and gift shop and the staff are very friendly. People who have lap tops etc. should be made to leave the food service...More

Thank June R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy check in for trip to and from Seattle to Victoria and return We were on comfort class on upper deck and well worth the extra cost paid for the trip Complimentary drinks nibbles and tea and coffee and very comfortable seats .Would book again...More

Thank Philip O
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a tour bus so all the reservations were made for us. That said, our driver/guide said it can get busy so advance reservations are recommended especially if you want a car space. Good seating even for the crowded Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Nice...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was a solo walk-on passenger and really enjoyed my experience going to the mainland and back. The Ferry itself was impressive and the ride is beautiful the whole way. Also some really great amenities on board, I almost wish I had more than an...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Busy weekend on the ferries means lineups. Book you reservation a couple weeks in advance. We just made the ferry both ways (almost the last car yikes). Food is good but a little pricey. Enjoy the view and keep an eye out for whales.

Thank wanterer44
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went across on a tour bus, seemed very efficient, don't know what the prices are like but the ferry was comfortable and we had a decent meal on board.

Thank N5902ELgaryb
Reviewed 4 days ago

Been on the ferries many times, great experience, almost like being on a cruise ship, great trip from Vancouver to Victoria

Thank Liket0t0ur
Reviewed 4 days ago

I know people seem to always be knocking the ferries but I found everyone helpful and as we planned times with the less traffic times it went smoothly with very little wait. This was the same for the Denman and Hornby island ferry. The staff...More

Thank Katrina L
Reviewed 4 days ago

They get you from here to there unless they run into an island or a marina or say, a Duke point ferry dock. Prices are outrageous for a passage that essentially, is part of the Canadian road system. Toss in a twenty buck burger with...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 4 days ago

BC Ferries are a pleasant way of travelling between Vancouver and the Island. Allied with a city to city coach transfer it all works very smoothly. There is some faffing about switching busses on some routes but nothing unreasonable. The on board food is surprisingly...More

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BCFCustomerCare, Customer Sales and Services Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi phatbear9, Thank you for the 4 star review. We strive to provide exceptional food onboard, and it's great that your experience reflects this. Whenever I go to the Coastal Café, I always make sure to order the Monty Mushroom burger - it's my personal...More

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September 22, 2018|
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Response from WestCoastBrando | Reviewed this property |
Getting a cabin is definitely worth it. For a little extra you can get the VIP cabin which is very spacious and comfortably sleeps 4. It has satilite TV, a fridge and a full bathroom. Lots of power plugs to charge you... More
August 10, 2018|
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Response from Traveller1430 | Reviewed this property |
No, there is not. See John’s excellent answer.
August 6, 2018|
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Response from billyclark1948 | Reviewed this property |
About 100M and there is a loft