Getting to Vancouver Island
The Vancouver Island region includes Vancouver Island itself, as well as the Gulf Islands and a portion of British Columbia’s mainland coast. Travelling to and within the Vancouver Island region is exciting, fun, and always easy.
Whether you’re taking in the scenery and watching for whales from the deck of a ferry, flying over the coastline from the mainland, , or driving the Island Highway, keep your camera handy — the scenery is spectacular!
British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (BC Ferries) is one of the largest ferry operators in the world, providing year-round vehicle and passenger service on 25 routes to 47 terminals, with a fleet of 35 vessels. The company provides an essential transportation link that connects coastal communities and facilitates the movement of people, goods and services throughout coastal British Columbia. BC Ferries’ diverse service area includes connections between the Vancouver Mainland and Vancouver Island; from Vancouver Island or the Vancouver Mainland to many small island communities; from Prince Rupert on the province’s north coast to Haidai Gwaii and to Port Hardy. [...]More Information
Many Communities • Across Vancouver Island
Experience Vancouver Island from a new point of view with a breathtaking seaplane adventure. Enjoy a 20 minute Victoria panorama flight featuring unique views of the city & the Olympic Mountains in the distance. Day trip to the world-renowned Butchart Gardens or downtown Vancouver. A variety of exciting tours await. Discover British Columbia’s spectacular coastlines with Harbour Air Seaplanes. Harbour Air Seaplanes also offers frequent and convenient scheduled flights connecting downtown Victoria, downtown Vancouver, Richmond (YVR Aiport), Comox, Nanaimo, Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast, the Gulf Islands and Whistler (seasonally). Travel like a local and experience a true West Coast [...]More Information
Comox, Duncan, Ganges, Nanaimo, Victoria • Central Island, Cowichan, Gulf Islands, North Central Island, South Island
We’re in the Business of British Columbia Pacific Coastal Airlines (PCA) supports local business and the economy by providing efficient and competitively-priced travel and transportation options, creating local jobs, and servicing new and existing trade-and-travel routes throughout BC and western Canada. PCA With over 35 years experience serving British Columbia, and being family-owned and operated, Pacific Coastal Airlines is People Friendly, People first. PCA is made up of two divisions: wheeled-aircraft, based in Vancouver, and floatplane service, based in Port Hardy and Port McNeill. PCA serves 65+ communities in BC—check out our route map on our website. Reservations Please call [...]More Information
North Island (Port Hardy and Port McNeill), Central Island (Campbell River and Comox), and South Island (Victoria Int'l) •
BC Ferries Vacations™ connects you with Vancouver Island’s world-class destinations and provides unique vacation experiences to the avid traveller. Offering several packages for one and two-nights or longer, BC Ferries Vacations™ travel experts have hand-picked the best accommodations and activities and packaged them with the ferry travel to bring you all-in-one convenience, quality and value.More Information
Many Communities • Across Vancouver Island
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Fly with Kenmore Air from Seattle, Washington over 45 spectacular Northwest destinations. Daily scheduled seaplane flights leave from Seattle’s downtown Lake Union to Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Nanaimo, the Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, Desolation Sound, Blind Channel and the Northern Inside Passage. Skip the ferry lines & and avoid long lines at the boarder. With Kenmore Air you’ll be in Victoria in about 45 minutes. It’s fast, convenient and stress-free! Charter flights are also available!
Nanaimo, Victoria • Central Island, Gulf Islands, North Central Island, South Island
Comox Valley Airport
Your Vancouver Island journey begins at the Comox Valley Airport. At YQQ you get friendly, personalized service and daily direct flights to/from Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, plus seasonal service to Mexico. With stunning views, a gift shop, café and car rentals on site, YQQ has everything you need to start your vacation out right. Skip the ferries, the traffic and the lineups! Fly direct to YQQ where journeys begin.
Comox • North Central Island
National Car & Truck Rental
Discounts on Golf, Mount Washington Winter Lift Tickets and Summer Scenic Chairlift Ride & Butchart Gardens Low daily, weekly & monthly rates Special weekend packages Entertainment & AAA rates One way drop off on Vancouver Island & Vancouver Cars, mini-vans & 4×4′s Free local pickup & drop off
Campbell River, Courtenay, Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Hardy, Victoria • Central Island, Cowichan, North Central Island, North Island, South Island
Nanaimo Airport Commission
Less travel time. MORE Island Time Centrally located, Nanaimo Airport gets you more time for what matters most – adventure, golfing, beached, spas, wineries, special time with family and friends. Only 2.5 hours to Tofino and 10 minutes to Nanaimo! 13 daily flights Car rentals on site Airport Shuttle Greyhound bus services Your Gateway to Vancouver Island Book your flight at NanaimoAirport.com
Nanaimo • Central Island
Salt Spring Car Rentals
Car & Scooter Rentals – Renting a car or scooter can be an excellent way to see the sights and enjoy all the special spots on Salt Spring Island offering visitors independence. We offer pick up and drop off services for car rental customers to Salt Spring Air, the float plane docks and the ferry terminals when possible. Let us help with planning your day trips: diving, kayak rentals, whale watching, sailing & fishing charters or suggestions for a tour around the beautiful countryside.
Ganges, Salt Spring Island • Gulf Islands
Black Ball Ferry Line
Black Ball Ferry Line operates the M.V. Coho passenger and vehicle ferry linking Victoria, B.C. on Vancouver Island with Port Angeles, WA on the scenic Olympic Peninsula. During the 90 minute crossing enjoy the ship’s many amenities including the cafeteria, gift shop, duty free, comfortable interior lounges, solarium and pet-friendly areas. Year round daily service is provided. Take advantage of our convenient route and exclusive package deals with fantastic savings by making your ferry, hotel and attraction bookings online at www.CohoFerry.com. Our Captain and Crew look forward to welcoming you on board the ship!
Victoria • South Island