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Victoria BC TRANSPORTATION GUIDE
Victoria is one of the busiest destinations in North America and getting here can be half the fun, whether you choose to fly, sail or drive here.
Getting to Victoria by Air
Victoria International Airport - YYJ

Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is located 25.9 km to the North of Victoria close to the Sidney by the sea. Airlines that operate from and to the airport: Air Canada, Horizon Air (Alaska Airlines), Island Express Air, Pacific Coastal, United, WestJet Airlines.

There are Coach, Limousine and Taxi services to bring people into the City of Victoria, and the airporter shuttle service drops off at most of the larger hotels in Victoria.

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Getting to Victoria by Road 

There are two main highways on Vancouver Island that service the route between Nanaimo - Victoria and Sidney - Victoria. These two highways serve to bring road traffic to the Victoria downtown core from the main ferry and airport routes.
malahat driveFrom further up the island Highway 4 from Port Alberni and Tofino and Highway 19 from Port Hardy connect to join the Trans-Canada Highway No1 South. En-route to Victoria from Nanaimo there are several places of interest to stop off at to break your journey, including observation points for viewing the island and perfect photographic opportunities.

Places of interest include; Ladysmith which is the site of the crossing of the 49th parallel. Chemainus the city of Murals. Mill Bay where you can take a ferry ride across to Brentwood Bay to Butchart Gardens.

Crofton is where you can catch a ferry to Saltspring Island. Duncan is the home of Canada's largest hockey stick!

The Malahat Drive section of Highway 1 has several observations points for viewing the Gulf Islands, the B.C. Mainland and Mount Baker in Washington State. Pass through Goldstream and stop off to watch the annual Salmon run and finally into Victoria.

Coach Services
 
pcl Pacific Coach Lines (PCL) offer a daily services to mainland B.C. via the BC Ferries. If it's sightseeing you want, then give us a call. We offer a wide range of Victoria day trips and a Vancouver city tour. All sightseeing tours include complimentary hotel pick-ups and drop-offs in Vancouver from over 25 hotels. Tours are conducted in English; however, for exclusive groups of 35+, or for charters, we can arrange to offer commentary in a variety of languages for an additional charge. Advance notice is required.
 
greyhound canada Greyhound offers services between all points North from the City of Victoria including Nanaimo, Port Hardy (1 bus per day) and Tofino.
 
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Getting to Victoria by Ferry, Private Craft or Cruise Ship
There are several ferry services that operate between the B.C. Mainland and the United States of America. Daily services operate all year round although some routes are cut back on the number of daily sailings in the winter months.
 
Ferry Services
bc ferry BC Ferries Welcome aboard! offer daily schedule service between Vancouver and Victoria and Vancouver to Nanaimo. There are also sailings between Victoria Swartz Bay terminal and the gulf islands. British Columbia Ferry Services Inc., or BC Ferries, is known for safety, spectacular scenery and a proud maritime history.
 
victoria clipper Take one of our high-speed Victoria Clipper ferries for a fast trip to Victoria with a host of great amenities. When you travel with us, you'll enjoy a two to three hour cruise through Puget Sound and into the Strait of Juan de Fuca on your way to Victoria's Inner Harbour. Just sit back, relax and get ready for your arrival in Victoria!Your Seattle to Victoria ferry ride will leave you rested and refreshed! There are also some exciting package deals available and its a perfect way to spend a two city vacation between Victoria and Seattle two of North America's most attractive cities.
 
coho ferry Coho Ferry from Victoria to Port Angelis (WA) This ferry services operates all year round and makes the quick crossing from Port Angelis. Whether you simply want to get away for a day and enjoy Victoria’s Attraction, or staying overnight at a hotel. Black Ball Transport is proud to provide you with this service.We’ve partnered with a selection of respected properties for your offering. It is our goal to provide affordable Victoria Travel Packages with affordable and reliable ferry service.
 
anacortes ferry The Anacortes Ferry is operated by Washington State Ferries operates the largest ferry fleet in the United States. Twenty-eight ferries cross Puget Sound and its inland waterways, carrying over 26 million passengers to 20 different ports of call. From Tacoma, Washington, to Sidney, British Columbia, we travel up and down the Sound, acting as a marine highway for commercial users, tourists and daily commuters alike. There are over 1800 dedicated employees who have made Washington State Ferries the most popular tourist attraction in the State.
 
 
Cruiseship Services
Many of the major cruise ship companies sail into Victoria during the Spring, Summer and Fall.  To get into town, a city tour or a trip to Butchart Gardens - Call ahead for a Taxi - Victoria Taxi 250-383-7111.  
Cruise Ship Schedule
Arriving by Private Craft

Sailing directly into Victoria Inner Harbour? For your safety and the safety of incoming-outward aircraft please take the time to read Inner Harbour Traffic Scheme document.

pleasure craft in Victoria Inner Harbour

If you are arriving by private craft then you need to be aware of the inner harbour rules and regulations. The Inner Harbour of Victoria is actually classified as an 'airport' and sailing into the harbour can present hidden dangers to some unsuspecting visitors.

All craft must abide by the Rules and Regulations as laid out by the Harbour Master and the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. Berthage has to be prepaid prior to arrival. A marine fuel station is available.

ALL visitors from non-Canadian destinations are to report to customs. The Canada Customs office is located at the corner of Government Street and Wharf Street in the Customs Building.

 
Victoria Local Tansport and Transit
Local transport guide including buses, taxis and limousines and the inner-harbour taxi service.
 
Bus Services
bc transit but BC Transit service operates seven days a week, 365 days a year. The service area includes Greater Victoria, Sidney and Sooke. This service can be used to visit many of the attractions located within the local area and is a really cost effective way to see the city. Regular routes operate to most of the major tourist spots including Craigdarroch Castle, Sooke Potholes, Butchart Gardens and many more locations. There is also a Taxi Saver option; The Taxi Saver Program provides a 50% subsidy towards the cost of taxi rides. Coupons are sold in sheets containing $1, $2 and $5 taxi saver coupons.
 
Taxi Services
Victoria Taxi - Serving Victoria and Greater Victoria
 
 
Inner Harbour Taxi Services - Inner Harbour Ferry
The world famous inner harbour ferries are a major attraction and a vital part of the community. They perform the taxi ballet every weekend during the summer.
 
inner harbour ferry-taxi Looking for Things To Do in Victoria? Hop aboard Victoria's #1 Tourist Attraction, a Victoria Harbour Ferry and set sail for an unforgettable marine adventure around Victoria's waterfront. Victoria Harbour Ferry Captains will chart a course that's filled with fun for every member of your family. Friendly, knowledgeable and ever helpful, your “Skipper” will make your Victoria Harbour Ferry adventure a very special event. Ask your Ferry Captain about any of these Harbour Ferry experiences:
 
 
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