Travel advisory: Safe travel this fall - Last updated September 22, 2021 View ×

Your journey. Your safety. Our priority. 

Canada-wide recreational travel is back and all BC Ferries routes are open to all types of travel.

Extra cleaning and sanitizing measures will remain in place to ensure a safe travel experience for customers and crew this fall.

Following the direction of the Provincial Health Officer, as of September 2:

  • Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces on BC Ferries vessels and at terminals for all individuals 12 and older, with the following exceptions:
    • when inside a vehicle
    • when consuming food or drinks in designated areas
    • persons with a medical condition or disability that inhibits the ability to wear a mask
    • persons unable to place or remove a mask without assistance
    • BC Ferries employees working behind a physical barrier or within employee-only areas, provided physical distancing is maintained
  • Proof of vaccination is not required.
  • Be respectful of others’ personal space and continue to practice good hygiene, including frequent handwashing.
  • If you or anyone in your family feel sick stay home and get tested.
  • Find more information on BC’s Restart Plan and how it impacts your travel plans.

We’re asking customers to continue to heed Dr. Bonnie Henry's advice to be kind, be calm, and be safe. BC Ferries does not tolerate any abuse, including verbal abuse, towards its employees. Any customer who abuses an employee will be denied service. 
 

Travel to Indigenous Communities 

In keeping with BC’s Restart Plan, most Indigenous communities in BC are accepting visitors as of June 15th. Haida Gwaii will start to accept visitors from BC and across Canada from July 1st onwards. Before visiting, we recommend that you check the latest information available from the accommodation, activity and local transportation businesses you are planning to visit and use. 

Indigenous Tourism BC has a list of Indigenous communities and experiences in the province that are currently open and welcoming visitors, including tips on how to visit responsibly.
 

Foot passengers

When travelling, masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces on BC Ferries vessels and at terminals for passengers 12 and older, with the above exceptions. Reservations for foot passengers are available for travel between Tsawwassen - Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen - Duke Point, Horseshoe Bay - Departure Bay, 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.

 

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Cozy up this fall with a FREE room upgrade! Enjoy the changing colours of fall and crisp weather in stunning destinations on Vancouver Island or the Sunshine Coast. Packages include a 2-night stay, return ferry with reservations, and a complimentary room upgrade.

Book by October 25 for travel before December 15, 2021. 

Featured properties

Old House Hotel and Spa in Courtenay

Courtenay Fall Retreat,
Old House Hotel & Spa

  • Two night stay at Old House Hotel and Spa with a FREE room upgrade
  • Return ferry between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island for two adults and one vehicle
  • Ferry reservations 
  • Free parking 

From

$339*

per person

+taxes and fees, based on double occupancy

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham

Ladysmith Fall Retreat, 
Microtel Inn & Suites 

  • Two night stay at Microtel Inn & Suites with a FREE room upgrade
  • Return ferry between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island for two adults and one vehicle
  • Ferry reservations 
  • Free parking 

From

$234*

per person

+taxes and fees, based on double occupancy

Coast Bastion Hotel

Nanaimo Fall Retreat, 
Coast Bastion Hotel

  • Two night stay at Coast Bastion Hotel with a FREE room upgrade
  • Return ferry between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island for two adults and one vehicle
  • Ferry reservations  

From

$299*

per person

+taxes and fees, based on double occupancy

Powell River Town Centre Hotel

Powell River Fall Retreat,
Powell River Town Centre Hotel

  • Two night stay at Powell River Town Centre Hotel with a FREE room upgrade
  • Return ferry between Metro Vancouver and Powell River for two adults and one vehicle
  • Ferry reservations 
  • Free parking 

From

$249*

per person

+taxes and fees, based on double occupancy

Bayside Oceanfront Resort in Parksville

Parksville Fall Retreat, 
Bayside Oceanfront Resort

  • Two night stay at Bayside Oceanfront Resort with a FREE room upgrade
  • Return ferry between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island for two adults and one vehicle
  • Ferry reservations 
  • Free parking 

From

$379*

per person

+taxes and fees, based on double occupancy

West Coast Trail Lodge in Port Renfrew

Port Renfrew Fall Retreat, 
Wes Coast Trail Lodge 

  • Two night stay at the West Coast Trail Lodge with a FREE room upgrade
  • Return ferry between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island for two adults and one vehicle
  • Ferry reservations 
  • Free parking 

From

$239*

per person

+taxes and fees, based on double occupancy

Prestige Oceanfront Resort in Sooke

Sooke Fall Retreat, 
Prestige Oceanfront Resort

  • Two night stay at Prestige Oceanfront Resort with a FREE room upgrade
  • Return ferry between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island for two adults and one vehicle
  • Ferry reservations 
  • $20 breakfast credit per adult 
  • Free parking 

From

$324*

per person

+taxes and fees, based on double occupancy

Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

Victoria Fall Retreat, 
Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

  • Two night stay at Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort with a FREE room upgrade
  • Return ferry between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island for two adults and one vehicle
  • Ferry reservations 
  • Free parking 

From

$399*

per person

+taxes and fees, based on double occupancy

Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria

Victoria Fall Retreat, 
Fairmont Empress

  • Two night stay at Fairmont Empress with a FREE room upgrade
  • Return ferry between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island for two adults and one vehicle
  • Ferry reservations 

From

$574*

per person

+taxes and fees, based on double occupancy

Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria's Inner Harbour

Victoria Fall Retreat, 
Hotel Grand Pacific

  • Two night stay at Hotel Grand Pacific with a FREE room upgrade
  • Return ferry between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island for two adults and one vehicle
  • Ferry reservations 
  • Free parking 

From

$379*

per person

+taxes and fees, based on double occupancy

Comfort Inn & Suites Campbell River

Campbell River Fall Retreat, 
Comfort Inn & Suites Campbell River

  • Two night stay at Comfort Inn & Suites Campbell River with a FREE room upgrade
  • Return ferry between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island for two adults and one vehicle
  • Ferry reservations 
  • Free parking 

From

$319*

per person

+taxes and fees, based on double occupancy

Travel Oct onwards
Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Victoria Fall Retreat, 
Oak Bay Beach Hotel

  • Two night stay at Oak Bay Beach Hotel with a FREE room upgrade
  • Return ferry between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island for two adults and one vehicle
  • Ferry reservations  
  • Access to oceanfront mineral pools

From

$349*

per person

+taxes and fees, based on double occupancy

Travel Oct onwards
*Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
Terms and conditions apply. Room upgrades are based on availability at the time of booking
and limited to select room types.


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