We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Canada Place Pier to Victoria

Scottsville...
Level Contributor
17 posts
9 reviews
Save Topic
Canada Place Pier to Victoria

We will be lodging near the Canada Place cruise pier & would like to Visit Butchart Gardens for a day. Pacific Coach sounds convenient, but I was wondering if there are transport options across the bay leaving from right near Canada Place Pier? Is there something that could give us more time on the water & less time on a bus & slow ferry?

Mentioned in this post
The Butchart Gardens
The Butchart Gardens
8,929 Reviews
Vancouver Island, Canada
Vancouver BC
Destination Expert
for Vancouver
Level Contributor
10,151 posts
206 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Canada Place Pier to Victoria

Aside from sea planes and helicopters there is a Whale watching vessel that leaves Vancouver, passes orcas and terminates in Victoria. They have an add-on trip to Butchart and a sea plane return to Vancouver. www.princeofwhales.com/vancouver-departures/

Mentioned in this post
Vancouver
Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada
Orcas Island
Orcas Island
San Juan Islands, WA
Victoria
Victoria
Vancouver Island, Canada
seattle
Destination Expert
for Seattle
Level Contributor
19,834 posts
108 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Canada Place Pier to Victoria

harbor air is the seaplane operator that operates close to Canada Place. PCL is good for transport but for a day trip spends far too much time in pickups and hotel stops vs time at sightseeing. You would be better served by booking with Landsea tours who gives you much more time downtown and at the gardens

vancouvertours.com

Vancouver, Canada
Destination Expert
for Vancouver
Level Contributor
63,955 posts
63 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Canada Place Pier to Victoria

You could take Harbour Air over to Victoria from almost next to Canada Place one way, spend the morning at and near the Inner Harbour. Then, and this is date dependent and you don't say when you are doing this, you could take the 1:00 PCL departure from downtown Victoria which makes a 2 hour visit to Butchart, then a 5 pm return ferry arriving in Vancouver at about 7h30.

www.harbour-air.com

pacificcoach.com/Sightseeing-Tours/Victoria/…

Mentioned in this post
Victoria
Victoria
Vancouver Island, Canada
Canada Place
Canada Place
2,071 Reviews
Vancouver, Canada
Inner Harbour
Inner Harbour
4,432 Reviews
Vancouver Island, Canada
Vancouver
Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada
4. Re: Canada Place Pier to Victoria

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 8:15 am, June 19, 2013