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BC Ferries

11300 Patricia Bay Highway | Suite 500, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S8, Canada
+1 888-223-3779
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver
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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 100 travel packages, including return ferry and accommodation. When on board BC Ferries, there are plenty of options for food and shopping, along with great wildlife and sightseeing opportunities.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
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11300 Patricia Bay Highway | Suite 500, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S8, Canada
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"swartz bay"
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"vancouver island"
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"prince rupert"
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"inside passage"
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"mini cruise"
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"ferry system"
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"sunshine coast"
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"powell river"
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"ferry service"
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"active pass"
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"ferry trip"
in 70 reviews
"loading and unloading"
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"pacific buffet"
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"duke point"
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"departure bay"
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"salt spring island"
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Reviewed yesterday

This was the second year we booked our romance package with BC Ferries to Victoria. The whole trip was organized smoothly and to our total satisfaction. We spend three nights at Laurel Point Inn. Staff at Laurel Point went well beyond our expectations and Mary...More

Thank Marija M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

1: you pay extra $$ for making a reservation for a specific time you plan to travel. In my case, I paid $34 for a round trip from Vancouver to Vic. Why can’t they have the reservation system like airlines? 2: keep in mind: very...More

Thank Xiaoyu M
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed every part of this trip - and in particular Haida House on Haida Gwaii (great food, service, and programs). The overnight berths on the ferry to Haida Gwaii are a perfect addition to this trip since it saves on a hotel and was...More

Thank JohnRichmond68
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As a Victoria resident I often take the ferry to Vancouver for business and/or pleasure. Never with my car, though. Unless you desperately need or want to drive in downtown Vancouver it's better to take the convenient BC Ferry connector (bus and ferry) from downtown...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My mom lives on the island, and when my father was terminally ill over the past year we traveled to the island 9 times. total spent on BC Ferries was $1920.60. That is a huge expense. When my three sons and their families travel back...More

Thank Dave A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the the ferry from Swartz Bay Terminal to Tsawwassen Terminal in the morning and returned the same evening; for a quick trip to Vancouver while in Victoria. Made reservations (additional $17 x 2) and arrived early which guaranteed an early on-boarding and off-boarding. Trip...More

Thank Dan G
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BCFCustomerCare, CSSR at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Dan, Thank you for your review. I’m glad your trip went smoothly and you enjoyed yourself! I also like to make reservations when I’m travelling with my vehicle, that way I don’t stress over possible sailing waits. If I travel to Vancouver for a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

BC Ferries has become expensive for families to travel to the Island. Too many rules......can't remain in car, no smoking on outdoor decks, long waits for sailings. We don't travel to the Island anymore!More

Thank TabbyThomas
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BCFCustomerCare, CSSR at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Thomas, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I’m sorry to hear our new smoke-free environment and closed vehicle deck regulations have left you with a negative impression. Last year, the Province amended regulations for no smoking buffer zones around any...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Reliable schedule and always on time. Walk on is easy and $16.90 per adult fare. Understand it is free for seniors Monday to Thursday but over age 65. You can book the bus while on board to take you into the city.More

Thank SmartAlec2
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BCFCustomerCare, CSSR at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi SmartAlec2, Thank you for your review. Travelling as a foot passenger is the way to go! When I was in school I would always travel on foot, it is inexpensive and hassle free. I always arrived 20-30 minutes before so I never had to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a quick weekend getaway through BC Ferries Vacations. Kathie our travel consultant was awesome! Very helpful and super friendly. The entire booking process was easy. We reserved specific ferry times (I would suggest reserving especially on busy travel weekends). They have really great...More

Thank Costanza K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy, busy busy! Long weekend and lots of ferry traffic. If you have to get to or from the island and have a schedule then it would be in your best interest to reserve a spot, if not, sit back and relax. There is Starbucks...More

Thank Shawn A
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BCFCustomerCare, CSSR at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Shawn, Thank you for your review. Having a reservation on a long weekend or busy sailing always makes your travel plans run smoothly, but if you’re in no rush there are plenty of options to make your travel experience an enjoyable one. I enjoy...More

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richelle32168
23 October 2017|
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Response from John David T | Reviewed this property |
Not the main run between Tsawassen and Swartz Bay which is Vancouver to Victoria but most of the Gulf Islands runs are return fare included at initial time of purchase at the terminal. Hope this helps and enjoy the... More
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JoseeDenHaag
3 October 2017|
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Response from BCFCustomerCare | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for submitting your question. Yes, we offer ferry service from Port Hardy - Bella Coola and the route is absolutely breathtaking. To view schedules, please visit our website and let me know if you... More
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Colleen J
17 August 2017|
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Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
I used BC Ferries twice while on vacation in July. I too had rented a car in Seattle, (make sure you tell them you are taking the car into Canada). The first ferry crossing was from Horseshoe Bay (North Vancouver) to... More
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