Vancouver Island

By Water

BC Ferries to Nanaimo or Victoria (website:

Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Swartz Bay (Victoria), 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Horseshoe Bay (near Vancouver) to Nanaimo, 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Tsawwassen (Vancouver) and Duke Point (near Nanaimo), 2 hours.

Toll free information and reservations: 1.888.BCFERRY


Pacific Coach Lines, Vancouver to/from Victoria (website: )

Toll free: 1.800.661.1725


Greyhound Canada – Vancouver to/from Victoria and Nanaimo areas (website:

Toll free 1-800-661-TRIP for information.


Tofino Bus (URL:

Vancouver Island Service for Victoria to Ucluelet/Tofino and all points in between. For example, if you wanted to take the Frances Barkley to Bamfield, Tofino Bus could get you to and from Port Alberni from Victoria or Nanaimo.

Toll free: 1.866.986.3466 information and reservations


Victoria Clipper (URL: )

The Victoria Clipper and Victoria Clipper II high-speed catamarans offer year-round, daily service between Seattle and Victoria. Toll free: 1.800.888.2535


Washington State Ferries (

The ferry to Sidney, B.C., from Anacortes, WA, operates at least two sailings daily in the summer months and one daily for the balance of the year. Cars, R.V.s, trucks and foot passengers are carried.

Information: 250.381.1551


Black Ball Ferry Line ( )

Victoria to Port Angeles, WA

This vehicle and foot-passenger ferry (M.V. Coho) operates year round sailings.  Blackball also runs a foot-passenger ferry connecting Port Angeles, WA, to Victoria’s inner harbor during the summer months. For information call 250.386.2202 or 360.457.4491


By Air


The major airport on Vancouver Island is Victoria International Airport (YYJ). The closest major airport in British Columbia is the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The Seatac airport (SEA) serves the Seattle area. Air Canada services Nanaimo (YCD), while West Jet services Courteney/Comox (YQQ).  All of these airports can serve as your starting point for your travels to the Huu-ay-aht First Nations traditional territories.



Harbour Air provides flights between Victoria and Vancouver as well as charter service on request to Bamfield. For information, call toll free in North America 1.800.665.0212.


West Coast Air offers a scheduled service flight from Vancouver to Nanaimo as well as charter service on request to Bamfield. For information, call 1.800.347.2222.


Kenmore Air offers daily scheduled flights from downtown Seattle to Victoria Inner Harbour and charters to Bamfield. For information, call 1.866.435.9524.