Travel Advisory: COVID-19 Update - Important information - Last updated April 23, 2021 View ×

Essential travel only, new travel restrictions

In support of the provincial travel restrictions Order M172 that went into effect on April 23, BC Ferries will deny travel to customers, including recreational vehicles, crossing between different health regions as defined by the Order. This affects the following routes:

  • Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay
  • Tsawwassen – Duke Point
  • Tsawwassen – Southern Gulf Islands
  • Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay
  • Comox – Powell River
  • Port Hardy – Prince Rupert

Customers travelling on these routes will be asked if their travel is essential, and denied passage if it is not essential. Customers travelling on routes that operate within the same regional zone will be reminded they should be avoiding non-essential travel at this time. These restrictions are in effect until May 25th. 

Find out more about these restrictions including what the Province deems as reasons for essential travel here.
 

Masks are mandatory

All passengers must wear non-medical masks or face coverings when at terminals and on board ferries.  Learn more.
 

Transport Canada screening

For any route longer than 30 minutes, BC Ferries will screen all customers for COVID-19 symptoms and restrict travel to any customer that does not meet the screening requirements, as per the federal guidelines.  Learn more.
 

Indigenous Communities 

The Province of British Columbia advises that many First Nations communities have declared a state of emergency and enacted COVID-19 community protection by-laws including travel bans for non-residents and non-essential visitors. It is important to respect these restrictions in addition to the province-wide travel advisory. For more information, click here

 

Foot passengers

When travelling, we require customers wear a face covering onboard or in our terminals. Reservations for foot passengers are available for travel between Tsawwassen - Southern Gulf Islands and our North Coast routes, and can now be made online.  On all other routes, foot passengers will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis until passenger capacity has been reached, and tickets may be purchased at the terminal.
 

Additional information

  • Customers requiring wheelchair assistance: We are unable to provide wheelchair assistance at terminals or on board ferries. If you require a wheelchair, request one at the terminal. We ask that you travel with your own wheelchair assistant if required.
  • For more information on travelling with BC Ferries during the COVID-19 Pandemic click here
  • Updates from our President and CEO Mark Collins
  • For more information on schedules visit bcferries.com/schedules

 

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Package overview

Due to the ongoing pandemic, British Columbians will be provided with priority access to camping for the 2021 season. Non-residents will not be able to book a campsite until July 8, 2021.

Explore the pristine beaches of Vancouver Island with your RV rental on this five-night tour. Discover world-class beaches in Parksville, Tofino, and Ucluelet. Comb the beach, soak in the sun, grab a kayak, or rent a surf board and hit the waves. 

This package includes pre-booked campsites, an RV rental and ferry travel so all you have to do is relax and soak up the sun.

5 NIGHTS

+ RETURN FERRY

+ RV RENTAL

FROM $1,210

+ taxes and fees, per person based on double occupancy

Package includes:

  • Five nights’ of camping at three destinations
  • RV Rental
  • Kilometres required for trip 
  • Basic insurance 
  • RV preparation fee 
  • RV convenience kit with household and kitchen supplies 
  • Ferry reservations
  • Return ferry between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island for two adults and the RV

Get in touch to start
planning your 2021 adventure.
Call 1-888-223-3779 Ext. 3 or

Map & itinerary

DAY 1

Metro Vancouver to Parksville

Pick up your RV rental from Fraserway RV in Delta then head for Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. After you arrive in Nanaimo on the ferry, it's just a short drive to Parksville—your home base for the next two nights.

Camping Location: Parksville

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DAY 2

Parksville

Spend the day soaking up the sun at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, strolling along the Parksville boardwalk, or finding some shade on the local forest trails.

Camping Location: Parksville

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DAY 3

Parksville to Pacific Rim

As you head to Ucluelet in the morning, stop off at Coombs Old Country Market to see the goats on the roof and stock up on freshly baked goods. After you arrive in Ucluelet, set up your campsite and hit the beach.

Camping Location: Ucluelet/Tofino

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DAY 4

Pacific Rim

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at a local restaurant then head to any of the spectacular beaches that stretch from Ucluelet to Tofino. Book a surfing lesson, rent a kayak, walk the beach, relax by a beach fire, or join a whale-watching or bear-watching tour—it's entirely up to you.

Camping Location: Ucluelet/Tofino

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DAY 5

Pacific Rim to Metro Vancouver

Spend the morning exploring Ucluelet or Tofino before heading back to the Departure Bay ferry terminal. On the way, stretch your legs with a walk around Cathedral Grove to see ancient giant Douglas Firs. After you arrive back at Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, head to Burnaby Lake to enjoy a final night of camping.

Camping Location: Burnaby

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DAY 6

Metro Vancouver

Take a walk around Burnaby Lake and birdwatch (and look out for the beautiful mandarin duck) before heading back to Fraserway RV in Delta.

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Make the journey your own

Options to personalize your trip will ensure your experience is one of a kind and perfect for you. Ask our travel consultants for ideas and create a unique adventure for you.
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