New Passenger Ferry Links Vancouver and Victoria

V2V Vacations is a brand new, direct, passenger ferry between two of Canada’s premium harbour cities – downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria, British Columbia. The passenger-only service aboard the V2V Empress is set to launch this month and will travel once per day between the two cities.

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New Passenger Ferry Links Vancouver and Victoria

Intro to Ferry Culture in Vancouver

Viewed on a map, the geography around Vancouver is a maze of channels, inlets, coves and islands big and small.  Many places are cut off by water from the mainland, which means that truly understanding the region and all it has to offer requires a brief primer on Vancouver’s vibrant ferry culture.

BC Ferries, the provincial ferry company, operates one of the largest fleets in the world, with 35 vessels serving 47 different ports of call.   Each day thousands of people take advantage of the ferries to visit Vancouver Island, the beautiful Gulf Islands scattered in the Strait of Georgia and hard-to-reach places on the BC coast.   Around Vancouver, ferries leave from the scenic ports of Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen (both about a 45-minute drive from downtown).

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Intro to Ferry Culture in Vancouver