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BC Ferries

11300 Patricia Bay Highway | Suite 500, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S8, Canada
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BC Ferries provides passenger and vehicle ferry services to 45 ports of call across coastal BC, with sailings to and from Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, the Gulf Islands, and Northern BC. BC Ferries Vacations also offers over 100 travel packages, including return ferry and accommodation. When on board BC Ferries, there are plenty of options for food and shopping, along with great wildlife and sightseeing opportunities.
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11300 Patricia Bay Highway | Suite 500, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S8, Canada
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"swartz bay"
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"vancouver island"
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"prince rupert"
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"inside passage"
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"mini cruise"
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"ferry system"
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"sunshine coast"
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"powell river"
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"ferry service"
in 94 reviews
"active pass"
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"ferry trip"
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"loading and unloading"
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"pacific buffet"
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"duke point"
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"salt spring island"
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Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Went to the Pacific buffet for breakfast. Seated next to a window. I was also asked if I needed a charging outlet and they would try to accommodate me. Just great service. Had a wonderful meal. Lots of variety from hot to cold. Really enjoyed...More

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BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2017

Hello LLHH, We appreciate your review. I couldn’t agree more, the Pacific Buffet is the place to be on board offering beautiful West Coast views. A large variety of hot and cold entrees are available to satisfy every craving you might have – my favorite...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2017

I booked a package deal with BC ferries which included a return ferry to Vancouver Island and two nights in the Grand Pacific Hotel with parking. A really good deal. The ferry ride was smooth both there and back. The staff on board the ferry...More

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BCFCustomerCare, Travel Consultant at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2017

Hello pamflint, Thank you for your response. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Grand Pacific - especially since you upgraded to a beautiful Harbour view room! It is always nice to hear that you had an enjoyable booking...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2017

The vacation reservation agents were very helpful and kind. The hotel that was a part of our package went abov and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. The only part of the trip that fell short was the lack of friendliness by the onboard...More

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BCFCustomerCare, Travel Consultant at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2017

Lelaina j, Thank you for your review. We love hearing about our guest's stays with our hotel partners! It's always great to hear that the hotel staff went out of their way to ensure your comfort while you were there. I do apologize that you...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2017

It is the greatest deal! Ferry to Victoria return, 2 nights at a hotel of your choice (and there are tons to choose from), free parking and we received free coffee with breakfast. The price cannot be beat!More

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BCFCustomerCare, Travel Consultant at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2017

Hello Ireneinnorthvan, Thank you for your glowing review of our services! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at one of the seventeen hotel partners we work with in Victoria. We definitely strive to provide the best service we can with the most...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2017

Move huge number of vehicles and walk on passengers between Vancouver Island and mainland plus many of the gulf and Northern Inland Sea. Can reserve car which is a must during busy seasons in the summer and around holiday weekends. Very important as waits can...More

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BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2017

Dear overlookBc, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. Traveling in a vehicle does not require a reservation however they are always recommended to secure your spot on a specific sailing time – as you said it’s always a good idea during...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2017

For a weekend getaway to Victoria. I had decided to use BC Ferries Vacations for they have arrangements with numerous hotels all over British Columbia and not just Victoria. In the end, their best package was a two night stay (including the ferry voyages) at...More

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BCFCustomerCare, Travel Consultant at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2017

Hello smrgeog, Thank you for your response. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Grand Pacific in downtown Victoria. I am happy to hear that you took the time to see many of the onboard amenities that we offer, maybe...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Not only does the buffet provide a wide selection of good foods , salads , hot dishes , soups , yummy deserts etc etc but it is a very nice spot to enjoy the crossing. Usually quiet & relaxingMore

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BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2017

Dear M6555ONjohnl, Thanks for your review. The Pacific Buffet between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay is one of our most popular amenities and you’ve captured the reason why perfectly. The wonderful selection, friendly staff, and pleasant atmosphere elevate our customers’ experience even further. The plentiful window...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

My wife, dog and I use the BC ferries to get to our winter house sitting location. We have always experienced pleasant staff, excellent loading and off loading processes and good food on board. It is a joy and pleasure to sail on the ferries.More

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BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2017

Hi Jim T, Thank you for your review. It’s a joy to have you aboard! Even after sailing with BC Ferries for over 20 years I’m consistently amazed by the efficiency of our loading and off-loading procedures. To think, hundreds of vehicles are loaded on...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

We take this trip a couple of times each year to visit our children in Vancouver and Duncan on the island. It has always been a beautiful trip with changing sea and skies. I have fantastic photos of the clouds and light over the water....More

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BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2017

Dear susanjpitt, Thank you for your review, we appreciate it. We’re proud to provide a coastal link on the west coast for our passengers – whether you are visiting Vancouver Island for the first time, or are a “frequent floater” visiting family and friends. Like...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

The ferry system in BC is unequalled in the world. We have been on so many in so many places... This system offers visitors and locals alike views beyond belief and travel that is usually on-time, reasonably priced and with delicious food choices. The staff...More

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BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2017

Hi Susan C, Thank you for these kind words! We work hard to provide a safe, reliable, and comfortable travel experience for everyone who comes through our doors and I’m happy to hear you’ve created such lasting memories with us. With 24 routes to 47...More

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richelle32168
October 23, 2017|
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Response from John David T | Reviewed this property |
Not the main run between Tsawassen and Swartz Bay which is Vancouver to Victoria but most of the Gulf Islands runs are return fare included at initial time of purchase at the terminal. Hope this helps and enjoy the... More
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JoseeDenHaag
October 3, 2017|
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Response from BCFCustomerCare | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for submitting your question. Yes, we offer ferry service from Port Hardy - Bella Coola and the route is absolutely breathtaking. To view schedules, please visit our website and let me know if you... More
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Colleen J
August 17, 2017|
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Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
I used BC Ferries twice while on vacation in July. I too had rented a car in Seattle, (make sure you tell them you are taking the car into Canada). The first ferry crossing was from Horseshoe Bay (North Vancouver) to... More
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