Sailing from Vancouver to Vancouver Island on BC Ferries offers some spectacular sightseeing at a very affordable price
While not part of Vancouver's public Transit system, BC Ferries are easily accessed by public transit. A round trip to Vancouver Island or one of the many Gulf Islands can make for very affordable day trip with some fabulous sightseeing. Sailing across Georgia Straight on BC Ferries is a real West Coast Experience which I would recommend to anyone who can fit it into their vacation plans.
With an early start you can even connect with a BC Transit bus on the other side and travel into the beautiful city of Victoria, the Capital of BC, to see some more attractions. The ferries have plenty of comfortable seating on board and their cafeterias offer a wide range of hot and cold meals along with snacks and beverages.
The cost is very low when you board as a foot passenger. One way fares between Vancouver and Victoria or Nanaimo are just $14.85 for Adults and $7.25 for kids 5-11 and kids under 5 years are free. There is a small fuel surcharge added to the above fares (5% at the the time of writing). For complete up to date fare information click here and for schedules click here For more details about connecting with BC Ferries by public transit see BC Ferries Day Trip in our Destinations section.