Ferries to Vancouver Island
Ferries from 1 Route and 2 Ports
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Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

Open Ticket?

Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

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Vancouver Island Ferry Times

With beautiful landscapes, and some of the mildest temperatures in Canada, Vancouver Island is the perfect place to visit to see historical landmarks, as well as get closer to nature. With 7 ferry crossings running a week, provided by one ferry operator, book now with Direct Ferries to get the best ferry at the best price for you.

Although there are only seven ferries that run between Vancouver and Victoria every week, there is not one single ferry timetable, as ferry sailings can be affected by a range of factors. What time of year you are sailing, weather conditions at the time of sail, and other such reasons affect the timetable, but we will always give you the most relevant information when you are making your booking.

Prices for the Vancouver Island ferry can change due to any number of reasons, from time of year, to how you are travelling, such as by foot, so there is not one set price for the ferry. Instead, we recommend checking out our handy fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.

On average, the ferry to Vancouver Island takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes, but bear in mind that ferry sail duration can be impacted by a variety go different factors, such as weather conditions at the time of sail, so the sailing duration may take longer than expected.

Currently, the ferry to Vancouver is run by V2V Vacations, and their ships do not support cars onboard at this time, so you will not be able to bring your car with you on this ferry.

Vancouver Island reviews

  • "Wonderful "

    Everyone was wonderful helpful

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  • "Great trip"

    Great service - efficient, on time and a very convenient way to transfer from downtown Vancouver direct to Victoria. Great views through the islands... a lovely unexpected addition to our holiday experience. Thanks V2V

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  • "A pleasant way to travel"

    Booked well in advance and decided to travel in the comfort cabin. All paperwork said get to the dock at least an hour before sailing - we got there at about 90 minutes ahead of the sailing time. There was no sign of life whatsoever, eventually at about 45 minutes before sailing somebody appeared to set up the check-in area and when we said about the times he looked bemused and said no half an hour was fine. Anyway as we were so early we were first on board and able to get seats at the front of the cabin which meant we had a good view of everything as we left Vancouver. Drinks and snacks were plentiful on board with complimentary hot beverages etc. Staff were a bit rushed off their feet but remained pleasant at all times. Crossing was calm with no problems of swel so a very enjoyable trip

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