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Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Victoria (Swartz Bay)

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Now ticketing
The terminal ticket booth is now ticketing the next sailing with available deck space. Estimated space doesn't include vehicles outside the terminal waiting to buy a ticket. Tickets for next day sailings are not available for purchase at the terminal until the day of departure.

Departure

7:00 PM

Sailing duration: 1h 35m Spirit of British Columbia
21%  9%     33%

Last updated: 5:04 PM Refresh details

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Last updated: 5:04 PM Refresh details

Departures ESTIMATED SPACE AVAILABLE / STATUS

7:00 AM Spirit of British Columbia

7:00 AM
Spirit of British Columbia

Arrived: 8:35 AM

9:00 AM Spirit of Vancouver Island

9:00 AM
Spirit of Vancouver Island

Arrived: 10:28 AM

11:00 AM Spirit of British Columbia

11:00 AM
Spirit of British Columbia

Arrived: 12:37 PM

We are loading as many vehicles as possible

1:00 PM Spirit of Vancouver Island

1:00 PM
Spirit of Vancouver Island

Arrived: 2:36 PM

3:00 PM Spirit of British Columbia

3:00 PM
Spirit of British Columbia

Arrived: 4:39 PM

Peak travel. Loading maximum number of vehicles

5:00 PM Spirit of Vancouver Island

5:00 PM
Spirit of Vancouver Island

Full

7:00 PM Spirit of British Columbia

7:00 PM
Spirit of British Columbia

9:00 PM Spirit of Vancouver Island

9:00 PM
Spirit of Vancouver Island

7:00 AM  (Tomorrow) Spirit of British Columbia

7:00 AM  (Tomorrow)
Spirit of British Columbia

22%

9:00 AM  (Tomorrow) Spirit of Vancouver Island

9:00 AM  (Tomorrow)
Spirit of Vancouver Island

44%

11:00 AM  (Tomorrow) Spirit of British Columbia

11:00 AM  (Tomorrow)
Spirit of British Columbia

44%
LEGEND
Standard vehicle deck (Car, van, SUV) Mixed vehicle deck (Car, van, SUV, truck, bus, RV)
The percentage of space available is estimated separately for each vehicle deck. The overall available space is a calculation of those percentages as they relate to the entire ferry.

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Parking:  80% available

80% long term parking available

 

Parking at Tsawwassen terminal is independently operated and managed by Impark.

Capacity: 884 spaces
Short term: 168
Long term: 716

Payment options: Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

  • Meters - Pay by Stall in Long Term and Pay by Plate in Short Term
  • PayByPhone App- Pay by Stall in Long Term and Pay by Plate in Short Term
  • hangTag App- Pay by plate in Long Term and Short Term

Parking info and rates: Meters require exact change or credit card payment.

Short term lot – Licence Plate Number is required to purchase parking. No need to display ticket on dash.

Lot codes/names and parking operations:
Meter - 1650 (Pay by Licence Plate)
PayByPhone - 1650 (Pay by Licence Plate)
hangTag - TSA Short Term (Pay by Licence Plate)


Rates:

  • $1 for 20 minutes
  • $19 per day, ending at midnight (11:59PM)
  • Multiple day parking allowed

Long term lot – Stall Number is required to purchase parking. No need to display ticket on dash.

Lot codes/names and parking operations:
Meter - 1650 (Pay by Stall Number)
PayByPhone - 2550 (Pay by Stall Number)
hangTag - TSA Long Term (Pay by Licence Plate)

Rates:

  • $11.50 for 6 hours
  • $17 for 24 hours
  • $8.50 each additional 12 hour period after the first 24 hours

Note:

  • If paying by credit card on meter, enter your mobile phone number to receive a text notifying you that your parking is about to expire. You can then follow the text instructions (reply within 5 mins of receiving the text) to extend your parking up to 24 hours.
  • You can also pay or extend (start new parking session) your parking without signing up for the PayByPhone app. Visit PayByPhone.com, continue as a guest and follow the instructions (a new parking session will start). Your stall number will be required for long term parking and licence plate number for short term parking.
  • Cash acceptance

Meters accept coins only - no change given.
One meter accepts bills/coins and provides change (yellow colour meter) located in long term lot. For long term parking only.

Parking is not permitted in the aisles or on the causeway. Vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed.


Parking host:
Parking host is available occasionally (7 days/week from 7am - 7pm) for assistance. Use the Help Intercom located at every meter kiosk or call 604-830-7088.

Towing:
UniTow
604-592-1255


Note: The Park & Go facility located at Splash Water Park in Tsawwassen is operated independently of BC Ferries and Impark.

What is current conditions?

Current Conditions is a real-time planning tool that helps customers make informed travel decisions. Current Conditions provides information about sailing status, arrival times, departure times and deck space availability by sailing. Current Conditions also displays live web cams at terminals and parking capacity information.

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Why do some routes have Current Conditions pages and others do not?

Current Conditions is available at terminals with Traffic Towers. We are looking into adding additional routes where we can install cameras for live traffic tracking.
 

How do we calculate Estimated Deck Space Available?

Estimated Deck Space Available is the approximate percentage of vehicle deck space that remains available for sale on a particular sailing. It is calculated after counting the number of reservations and the number of drive-up customers already checked in at the terminal. This percentage changes as more vehicles are processed through the ticket booth.

Around 10–20% of customers do not check-in for their bookings. After the booking check-in window closes, which is around 30* minutes before departure, we free up these spaces for drive-up customers.

*Some exceptions apply, find and review the check-in and cut-off times at your departure terminal.
 

What does Now Ticketing mean?

The Now Ticketing section of Current Conditions informs customers of the sailing currently being sold at the ticket booth. It indicates for those customers without a reservation in the pre-ticketing area with the sailing they can expect to travel on. As sailings become full during the day, Now Ticketing displays the next sailing with available deck space for non-reserved traffic.
 

Are commercial vehicles calculated as part of Estimated Deck Space Available?

Yes. We calculate all types of vehicle traffic, including commercial vehicles and buses, as part of Mixed Vehicle Deck Space Available calculations. Foot passengers are not calculated as they do not take up vehicle deck space.
 

Why do the cameras show an empty lot, but Estimated Deck Space Available indicates the sailing is full?

Estimated Deck Space Available includes advanced vehicle bookings. In most cases, these customers can check-in up to 30 minutes* before their sailing. If customers have a booking but haven’t yet arrived, the terminal lot may appear empty.

*Some exceptions apply, find and review the check-in and cut-off times at your departure terminal.
 

How often is Current Conditions updated?

Current Conditions retrieves live data from all terminals every five minutes.
 

Why does Current Conditions not show a sailing as delayed until after it departs?

There is currently no way for a terminal to update the anticipated departure time without affecting the scheduled sailing time online.
 

What is displayed when a sailing is cancelled or late departing?

When a sailing is delayed or cancelled, the sailing will display a message that indicates the reason. This will appear on the Departures/Arrivals page under Status.
 

Why does Estimated Deck Space Available only show departures for today?

Estimated Deck Space Available is built on a 24-hour clock and is designed to be a near-term planning tool that displays real-time conditions at the terminal. We have recently made updates to Deck Space Available that now show the day’s sailings as well as the first three sailings of the next day.

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