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Getting Here and Getting Around

Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is easy to get to and the many transportation choices available make getting here an exciting part of the visit. Whether by sea or air, getting to Victoria and Vancouver Island becomes a sightseeing tour of the natural beauty of the West Coast.


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From Vancouver, Canada

By Air - In addition to frequent flights between Vancouver Airport (YVR) and Victoria International Airport (YYJ), there is also frequent float plane service through Harbour Air, helicopter service with Helijet and daily fixed wing flights with Pacific Coastal. Harbour Air and Helijet depart from multiple locations, including downtown Vancouver and Vancouver Airport. 

By SeaBC Ferries is the largest and most sophisticated ferry system in the world, with 35 vehicle and passenger vessels serving up to 47 ports of call on 25 routes throughout coastal British Columbia. The crossing between Vancouver and Victoria on Vancouver Island takes 95 minutes with frequent sailings every day of the year. Drive-on daily scheduled coach service between Victoria and Vancouver is provided by BC Ferries Connector bus, operated by the Wilson's Group. Or take BC Transit from the ferry to downtown Victoria. Alternatively, contact Prince of Whales about their whale watching tour from Vancouver to Victoria. 


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From Seattle, United States

By Air - In addition to frequent flights between Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Victoria International Airport (YYJ)Kenmore Air offers frequent float plane service to Victoria.  

By Sea - The Victoria Clipper offers a year round high speed passenger catamaran service from downtown Seattle, Washington to downtown Victoria in less than three hours.


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From Washington, United States 

Blackball Ferry Line operates the vehicle and passenger "Coho" ferry, linking downtown Victoria with Port Angeles on Washington State's Olympic Peninsula. Vehicle and passenger ferry service is also available from Anacortes in Washington State to Victoria daily between April and September. Extra sailings are available during summer months. The ferry terminal is located in Sidney, which is just 30 minutes north of Victoria.


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From Other Locations 

Located 30 minutes from downtown Victoria, Victoria International Airport (YYJ) offers daily non-stop service between Victoria and Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Kelowna as well as one-stop service to most major cities in North America. That means that you don't have to return to another city to connect, but rather you can make convenient connections from the Victoria airport, allowing you more time in the destination.  


From Victoria International Airport (YYJ) to Downtown

Located 30 minutes from downtown Victoria and five minutes from Sidney, Victoria International Airport is your fastest gateway to Victoria. The YYJ Airport Shuttle is $22 and takes approximately 35 minutes to downtown Victoria. A taxi is approximately $55 and 35 minutes from downtown Victoria. The airport shuttle will be happy to work with you to produce conference specific tickets. Contact our meetings team for taxi, car service, car rental and coach charter options.

 contact us meetings Print the comprehensive transportation guide, including information on group rates and contact information, and contact us to help you plan the best transportation for your delegates.


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