Although Victoria is only a 90-minute boat ride from the lively city of Vancouver, it may seem that it’s a world away. Compared to its neighbouring vibrant city, Victoria emanates a more quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Victoria is situated in the southern part of the Vancouver Island and the city remains profoundly rooted in its Colonial history, delighting in typical traditions from Britain such as afternoon tea and a pint at the pub.
In spite of its quaint atmosphere, the city attracts a number of tourists and travellers with amazing museums that showcase its aboriginal history, fascinating architecture and one-of-a-kind views of the harbour. If you are wondering how you can get to Victoria from Vancouver, here are a number of options:
BC Ferries, short for British Columbia Ferry Services, is famous for their safety, amazing scenery when you travel. They have a wide range of communities that reach up to 47 ports of call that line along the coast of Canada and British Columbia. They are considered as the main provider of coastal ferry services in the area. You can always check their website or call them for the daily travel schedules.
Pacific Coach Lines
If you want to ride the bus, then the Pacific Coach Lines is your best option. They have been the staple bus service company that has continued to contribute to British Columbia’s transportation and tourism development. They carry roughly 500,000 passengers each year that go to and fro Vancouver and Victoria.
Another great way to go Victoria from Vancouver is traveling by seaplane and there is no other amazing provider in the area when it comes to seaplanes than Harbour Air. They are considered as the world’s largest seaplane airline, boasting their safe and enjoyable flights. The airline offers scheduled services, tours and charter airline with bases in British Columbia, Canada, and Richmond. If you want to know their flight schedules or book a flight with them, simply go to their website or any authorized ticketing office.
A recent addition to the means of transportation that goes to Victoria from Vancouver is the luxurious V2V. It’s a cruise that operated daily and offers Premium Comfort, First Class and Royal Class travel along with onboard amenities like a plated 3-course meal, leather seats and more. Traveling from Victoria to Vancouver through V2V would take you three and a half hours.
Flying with Helijet Airways is another option for travellers who want to see amazing sights as they are flying. The helicopter ride normally takes around 35 minutes. Helijet Airways offers a number of flights every day between Victoria and Vancouver. The airway has a promo that gives one kid, 12 years or younger, to fly free with a paying adult. Make sure to book a flight with them in advance to avail this promo.
Once one Vancouver Island you must do a sightseeing tour with CVS Tours.