Getting To Victoria

Beautiful and easy

Victoria features abundant coastlines and spectacular vistas making getting here a beautiful experience no matter how you choose to arrive.

Arriving by air

Victoria International Airport (YYJ), the 9th busiest in Canada and serving 1.5 million passengers per year, has a reputation for ease, efficiency and friendliness.  Victoria is well served with more than 120 daily flights throughout North America including non-stop service from Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, San Francisco and Seattle.

Downtown Victoria is also serviced by local and regional flights — Harbour Air Seaplanes, Helijet International and Kenmore Air Seaplanes — which serve Vancouver and Seattle.

Arriving by ferry

Ferry service efficiently connects Victoria on Vancouver Island to its Canadian and US neighbours. Frequent daily service by BC Ferries between Vancouver and Victoria brings cars and passengers to its terminal at Swartz Bay, approximately 32 km north of Victoria.  The Coho (Black Ball Ferry Line) links Port Angeles to Victoria and the Clipper’s passenger-only service connects our city to Seattle.   www.clippervacations

Ground transportation

Travel from Victoria International Airport to the VCC, by your choice of airport shuttle, taxi cab or rental car takes approximately 30 minutes.

Relax and enjoy the journey. There is daily scheduled bus transportation service Pacific Coach Lines between downtown Vancouver, YVR (Vancouver International Airport) and downtown Victoria. The highlight of this scenic transfer is a 95 minute ferry ride through the Gulf Islands on BC Ferries.