ISOPP CAPhO Symposium 2025

Getting to Victoria

Ferry Connector Reg desk

Both Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Victoria International Airport (YYJ) offer convenient gateways to Victoria. From YVR, travelers can embark on a picturesque journey by taking a taxi or the Canada Line SkyTrain to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. 

A scenic BC Ferries voyage from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay Terminal near Victoria unveils stunning coastal views, lasting approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Upon arrival at Swartz Bay, travelers can hop on buses 72 and 70 (Hwy 17 s/b ramp at Lands End Rd to Southbound Douglas at Courtney) for about 1 hour 10 minutes or opt for taxis, particularly Uber, or rideshares to reach downtown Victoria. From the bus stop, it's about a minute walk to the Victoria Conference Centre.

Alternatively, arrivals at YYJ can access downtown via buses 72 (East Saanich at McTavish to Southbound Douglas at Courtney) and 87/88 (Victoria International Airport to McTavish Exchange), followed by bus 72 (McTavish Exchange to Southbound Douglas at Courtney) for approximately 1 hour 10 minutes, with the conference center just a minute walk from the bus stop. Other options include the Airport Shuttle Bus, taxis, or rideshares, providing a shorter travel time of approximately 30-40 minutes.

Moreover, for a unique experience, take a 35-45 minute seaplane flight from Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre to Victoria Inner Harbour. Reach the Flight Centre from Vancouver Airport (YVR) via taxi or Canada Line SkyTrain to downtown. From Waterfront Station, it's a short walk. Upon arrival, a 5-minute stroll leads to the Victoria Conference Centre. Expect costs around $100 to $300 CAD.

Bus Scenic Ferry

Disclaimer: Travel times and modes of transportation may vary. It's recommended to check for updated schedules and availabilities with transportation providers.

Breakdown of approximate costs:

- From Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Victoria:

  • SkyTrain or taxi to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal: $10-50 CAD
  • BC Ferries to Swartz Bay Terminal: $17-20 CAD (passenger fare), $57-71 CAD (vehicle fare, if applicable)
  • Bus to downtown Victoria: $2-5 CAD

- From Victoria International Airport (YYJ) to downtown Victoria:

  • Bus: $2-5 CAD
  • Airport Shuttle, taxi, or rideshare: $25-80 CAD

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Sources:
https://www.translink.ca/
https://www.bcferries.com/
https://www.bctransit.com/victoria/schedules-and-maps
https://www.google.com/maps/
https://harbourair.com/