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Route

Salt Spring Island (Fulford Harbour)  to  Victoria (Swartz Bay)

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.   
DEPART ARRIVE DURATION
6:15 AM 6:50 AM
0h 35m
  • Non-stop
7:50 AM 8:25 AM
0h 35m
  • Non-stop
9:50 AM 10:25 AM
0h 35m
  • Non-stop
11:50 AM 12:25 PM
0h 35m
  • Non-stop
1:50 PM 2:25 PM
0h 35m
  • Non-stop
3:50 PM 4:25 PM
0h 35m
  • Non-stop
5:50 PM 6:25 PM
0h 35m
  • Non-stop
7:50 PM 8:25 PM
0h 35m
  • Non-stop

  • Non-stop
  • Transfer
  • Stop

Fulford Harbour terminal is located on the southeast side of Salt Spring Island at the southern end of Ganges Road. Sailings departing from Fulford Harbour provide service to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island.

Boarding is based on order of arrival at the terminal. Check-in closes three minutes prior to the scheduled sailing for foot passengers and vehicles.



Dangerous goods sailings information

Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.   

Route

Victoria (Swartz Bay)  to  Salt Spring Island (Fulford Harbour)

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.   
DEPART ARRIVE DURATION
7:00 AM 7:35 AM
0h 35m
  • Non-stop
9:00 AM 9:35 AM
0h 35m
  • Non-stop
11:00 AM 11:35 AM
0h 35m
  • Non-stop
1:00 PM 1:35 PM
0h 35m
  • Non-stop
3:00 PM 3:35 PM
0h 35m
  • Non-stop
5:00 PM 5:35 PM
0h 35m
  • Non-stop
7:00 PM 7:35 PM
0h 35m
  • Non-stop
9:00 PM 9:35 PM
0h 35m
  • Non-stop

  • Non-stop
  • Transfer
  • Stop

Swartz Bay terminal is located at the end of Highway 17, to the north of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Sailings departing from Swartz Bay provide service to Tsawwassen (Vancouver), Fulford Harbour (Salt Spring Island) and the Southern Gulf Islands. Visit Lands End Café for a range of food and beverage options.

Check-in times

For travel to Vancouver (Tsawwassen) with a reservation – Arrive at the terminal 30 to 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. Your booking will not be honoured and travel will be based on your order of arrival at the terminal if you arrive before booking check-in has opened, or after booking check-in has closed.

  • Booking check-in for foot passenger groups and vehicles opens 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.
  • Booking check-in for foot passenger groups and vehicles closes 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

For travel without a reservation or on a non-bookable route – Travel is based on your order of arrival at the terminal. 

  • Ticket sales and check-in for foot passengers close 10 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure.
  • Ticket sales and check-in for vehicles close 5 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure.

Assured Loading – If you have an Assured Loading Card and plan to use it, arrive at the terminal 20 to 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure and provide your card to the ticket agent.

Saturna Island travel: Arrive at the terminal 15 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time to receive priority boarding. Sailings offering priority boarding include:

  • Peak Season sailings at 3:20 pm Monday – Wednesday, and 3:30 pm Thursday and Friday
  • Shoulder and Off Peak Season sailings at 3:10 pm Monday – Friday

Travellers are offered priority due to the length of time between sailings to Saturna Island.



Dangerous goods sailings information

Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.   
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