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.

Discover the wild beauty of Southern Vancouver Island from the comfort of an RV rental on this seven-night tour. During the day, discover explore Victoria, Sooke, Lake Cowichan and more, before returning to your campsite and spending time around the fire.

With conveniently pre-booked campsites, an RV rental and ferry travel, this is the perfect trip for first time RV'ers or those looking for a new way to experience BC.

7 NIGHTS

+ RETURN FERRY

+ RV RENTAL

FROM $1,529

+ taxes and fees, per person based on double occupancy

Package includes:

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

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

Map & itinerary

DAY 1

Metro Vancouver to Victoria

Pick up your RV rental at Fraserway RV in Delta then head to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal for a scenic sailing across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island.

Camping Location: Victoria

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DAY 2

Victoria

Explore BC's capital city of Victoria, with cobblestone streets, a vibrant downtown, and boutique shops. Check out the colourful house boats at Fisherman's Wharf, walk along Dallas Road, see the Parliament building and don't miss the classic Victorian experience—afternoon tea.

Camping Location: Victoria

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DAY 3

Victoria to Sooke

On your way out of Victoria, stop off at Fort Rodd Hill, Fisgard Lighthouse and world-famous Hatley Castle, or go bird-watching at the Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Just before Sooke, stop at East Sooke Regional Park—a hidden paradise filled with hikes and stunning beaches.

Camping Location: Sooke

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DAY 4

Sooke

Around Sooke, grab lunch at Shirley Delicious, walk the whiffin spit, or swim in the Sooke Potholes—a unique rock formation that was created in the last ice-age. If you want a longer day, drive to Port Renfrew and stop off at famous beaches along the way like Sombrio Beach, Sandcut Beach, and Mystic Beach.

Camping Location: Sooke

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DAY 5

Sooke to Lake Cowichan

Choose between two scenic driving routes to reach Lake Cowichan. One takes you two and a half hours along the coast to Port Renfrew then through a winding forest road all the way to Lake Cowichan. The other route is along the Trans Canada Highway, with fantastic opportunities for sightseeing including the Kinsol Trestle in Goldstream Provincial Park.

Camping: Lake Cowichan

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DAY 6

Lake Cowichan

Spend the day relaxing at Lake Cowichan, one of Vancouver Island's largest lakes. The fresh-water lake is perfect for swimming, boating, kayaking and a popular spot for trout fishing year round. After a day at the lake, warm up with a cozy campfire at your campsite.

Camping Location: Lake Cowichan

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DAY 7

Lake Cowichan to Metro Vancouver

For your return to route to Vancouver, head up-island through Chemainus and Ladysmith, towards the Departure Bay or Duke Point ferry terminals in Nanaimo. Don't forget to grab some delicious Nanaimo Bars while you pass through the area to enjoy on your scenic sailing.

Camping Location: Burnaby

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DAY 8

Metro Vancouver

On the last day of your trip, enjoy a morning walk at Burnaby Lake before returning your rental to Fraserway RV. 

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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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