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Route

Nanaimo (Duke Point) to Vancouver (Tsawwassen)

  • For information on the status of today’s sailings and any cancellations, check current conditions.
DAY DEPARTURE TIMES DURATION
mon

5:15 am, 7:45 am, 10:15 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:45 pm, 8:15 pm, 10:45 pm

2h 0m
  • Non-stop
tue

5:15 am, 7:45 am, 10:15 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:45 pm, 8:15 pm, 10:45 pm

2h 0m
  • Non-stop
wed

5:15 am, 7:45 am, 10:15 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:45 pm, 8:15 pm, 10:45 pm

2h 0m
  • Non-stop
thu

5:15 am, 7:45 am, 10:15 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:45 pm, 8:15 pm, 10:45 pm

2h 0m
  • Non-stop
fri

5:15 am, 7:45 am, 10:15 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:45 pm, 8:15 pm, 10:45 pm

2h 0m
  • Non-stop
sat

5:15 am, 7:45 am, 10:15 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:45 pm

2h 0m
  • Non-stop
sun

10:15 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:45 pm, 8:15 pm*, 10:45 pm*
*8:15 pm Not Available on: 25 DEC, 01 JAN*, 
*10:45 pm Not Available on: 25 DEC, 01 JAN* 

2h 0m
  • Non-stop


Duke Point terminal is a 20 minute drive south of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Sailings departing from Duke Point provide service to Vancouver  (Tsawwassen). During the summer, the Marketplace is open with a range of food and shopping options.

Check-in times

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.

Without a reservation – Travel is based on your order of arrival at the terminal. 

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





Route

Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Nanaimo (Duke Point)

  • For information on the status of today’s sailings and any cancellations, check current conditions.
DAY DEPARTURE TIMES DURATION
mon

5:15 am, 7:45 am, 10:15 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:45 pm, 8:15 pm, 10:45 pm

2h 0m
  • Non-stop
tue

5:15 am, 7:45 am, 10:15 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:45 pm, 8:15 pm, 10:45 pm

2h 0m
  • Non-stop
wed

5:15 am, 7:45 am, 10:15 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:45 pm, 8:15 pm, 10:45 pm

2h 0m
  • Non-stop
thu

5:15 am, 7:45 am, 10:15 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:45 pm, 8:15 pm, 10:45 pm

2h 0m
  • Non-stop
fri

5:15 am, 7:45 am, 10:15 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:45 pm, 8:15 pm, 10:45 pm

2h 0m
  • Non-stop
sat

5:15 am, 7:45 am, 10:15 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:45 pm

2h 0m
  • Non-stop
sun

10:15 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:45 pm, 8:15 pm*, 10:45 pm*
*8:15 pm Not Available on: 25 DEC, 01 JAN*, 
*10:45 pm Not Available on: 25 DEC, 01 JAN* 

2h 0m
  • Non-stop


Tsawwassen terminal is a 36 km drive from downtown Vancouver and is located at the southwest end of Highway 17 in Delta. Sailings departing from Tsawwassen provide service to Swartz Bay (Victoria), Duke Point (Nanaimo) and the Southern Gulf Islands. Visit the Tsawwassen Quay for shopping and a range of food and beverage options.

Check-in times

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 opens 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles bound for all destinations.

  • To Victoria (Swartz Bay) and Nanaimo (Duke Point): Booking check-in closes 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers* and vehicles.
  • To the Southern Gulf Islands: Booking check-in closes 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers, and 40 minutes for vehicles.

Without a reservation – 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 for travel to Victoria (Swartz Bay) and Nanaimo (Duke Point) – 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.

*Booking check-in for foot passenger group bookings closes 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.





Person watching storm at Cox Bay Beach

Credit: Nathaniel Atakora Martin

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