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How to book ferries from Canada to Vancouver Island

There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Canada and Vancouver Island operated by 1 ferry company – V2V Vacations. The Vancouver to Victoria ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 3 hours 30 minutes.

Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Canada Vancouver Island crossing between Vancouver and Victoria.

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Ferries from Canada to Vancouver Island

About Canada:

Canada is the second largest country in the world by total area, bordering the United States to the south.

Not only is Canada blessed with one of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in the world, it brings a diverse culture and a variety of vibrant cities to the table as well.

It’s a haven for any kind of traveller; you can spot orcas along the west coast, ski down Whistler Mountain, explore Colonial landmarks or sample some exquisite French cuisine in a buzzing metropolis.

With the British Columbian shoreline stretching over 25,000 km and the islands of Graham and Victoria found just off the coast, there are plenty of ferry departure points to choose from. There are numerous routes available too, both international and domestic, all operated by top quality ferry companies.

About Vancouver Island:

Vancouver Island sits just off the west coast of Canada in the Pacific Ocean, part of the British Columbia province.

As the largest landmass on the west coast of North America, with a population of just over 750,000, Vancouver Island is a massive wilderness with one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, scattered with fishing communities and villages along the craggy coastline. It’s also one of the best places to watch whales on the planet, while offering great kayaking opportunities in summer and excellent skiing in winter. The state capital, Victoria, stands proudly on the southern tip, close to the United States border, known for its British colonial architecture, fairy-tale Craigdarroch Castle and vibrantly coloured Butchart Gardens.

The easiest way to reach Vancouver Island from mainland Canada is by ferry, with regular routes to ports on the north coast, all the way down to Victoria in the south. Ferries also link the island with the United States, with frequent crossings from Seattle.