Travel advisory: Highway 17 Closures - Keating Cross Road Overpass Project - July 25, 29 and August 7, 2024 View ×

Posted on: Friday, July 19, 2024

Highway 17 Closures
Keating Cross Road Overpass Project
Victoria to Swartz Bay

July 25, 29 and August 7, 2024

Patricia Bay Highway (Hwy 17) between Victoria and Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island will be temporarily closed from Tanner Road to Island View Road due to the Keating Cross Road Overpass Project during the noted times on the following dates:

Scheduled Highway Closures

July 25, 2024

July 29, 2024

August 7, 2024

10:00 pm – 6:00 am

8:00 pm – 6:00 am

10:00 pm – 6:00 am

Customers looking to travel to or from Swartz Bay terminal during closure times will be impacted and should plan their travel accordingly. A detour will be in effect via Central Saanich Road. Customers should be prepared for a 15-20 minute delay as a result.

Those using transit to Swartz Bay are strongly advised to take earlier bus departures because of the detour. Additional information is available online at: 

For more information, please check the Keating Cross Overpass Project website here:

For up-to-date sailing and departure information, check Current Conditions, follow @BCFerries on X, or phone 1-888-223-3779 for further assistance.

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Explore Vancouver Island and the Inside Passage on this seventeen-night adventure, where you'll visit BC's top destinations in the comfort of your RV rental. Wake up to awe-inspiring views from your campgrounds and indulge in the great outdoors. 

From Vancouver Island's sandy beaches to alpine lakes in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, visit thirteen different destinations on this unforgettable summer RV trip.

Availability is limited through the months of June, July & August




FROM $3,844* 

+ taxes and fees, per person based on double occupancy

Package includes:    

  • Seventeen nights’ of camping at thirteen destinations 
  • RV Rental
  • Kilometres required for trip 
  • Basic insurance 
  • RV preparation fee 
  • RV convenience kit with bedding, household and kitchen supplies 
  • Two sailings: One-way ferry between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island, and between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert for two adults and the RV
  • Ferry reservations

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Metro Vancouver to Vancouver Island

Pick up your RV rental from Fraserway RV and begin your 18-day adventure with a sailing across the Strait of Georgia to Victoria. After you arrive, visit local markets and pick up groceries for the evening or enjoy dinner by the Inner Harbour before you settle into your camping spot for the night.

Camping Location: Victoria




Spend your morning with an afternoon stroll around the harbour exploring quaint Victorian inspired streets. Visit the world-class Royal BC Museum and see authentic artifacts in highly realistic settings, and experience an immersive cinematic experience with IMAX Victoria. Take a short walk across the street and see the architectural splendor of the Parliament Buildings.

Camping Location: Victoria



Victoria to Nanaimo

Travel up north and visit the oceanside cities of Parksville and Nanaimo. After having lunch at a local café or restaurant in Nanaimo, explore rugged shorelines and beaches including Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and Qualicum Beach in Parksville.

Camping Location: Nanaimo



Nanaimo to Pacific Rim

On your way to Ucluelet, stop by MacMillan Provincial Park and explore the old-growth forest surrounded by towering Douglas fir trees—some more than 800 years old. After you arrive in Ucluelet, check out the Wild Pacific Trail to experience the west coast rainforest or hit the waves at Long Beach.

Camping Location: Ucluelet/Tofino



Pacific Rim

Spend the day beach hopping and visit some of Ucluelet and Tofino’s top beaches, including: Chesterman Beach, Cox Bay Beach, Long Beach and Wickaninnish Beach. Hit the waves, soak up the sun or go on a historical self-guided walking tour to Amphitrite Point Lighthouse—one of Ucluelet's top landmarks.

Camping Location: Ucluelet/Tofino



Pacific Rim to Campbell River

Drive past scenic water views and rolling farmlands on Highway 19A to Campbell River, the gateway to Strathcona Provincial Park, the Discovery Islands and Elk Falls Provincial Park. Hike along the trails in Strathcona Provincial Park and find pristine lakes and rivers surrounded by towering mountain peaks or cross a suspension bridge to see the marvelous waterfall at Elk Falls Provincial Park. 

Camping Location: Campbell River



Campbell River to Telegraph Cove

Visit the tucked away village of Telegraph Cove and see colourful historical buildings along the rocky shoreline or walk along the scenic Hardy Bay Seawall by the marina in Port Hardy. Enjoy the afternoon exploring the surrounding area before you return to your RV for the night. 

Camping Location: Choice of Telegraph Cove or Port Hardy



Telegraph Cove

Visit the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island, and explore the beaches of San Josef Bay in Cape Scott Provincial Park. After soaking in the breathtaking views, enjoy decadent spread at one of the many local restaurants and cafes in the area.

Camping Location: Choice of Telegraph Cove or Port Hardy



Telegraph Cove to Prince Rupert

Today you will set sail on a sixteen-hour cruise from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert through the Inside Passage. As you sail towards Northern BC, you'll discover some of the most rugged and scenic landscapes in the world and see wildlife along the coast.

Camping Location: Prince Rupert


DAY 10

Prince Rupert to Hazelton

Drive southeast on Highway 16E towards the riverside village of Hazelton. Hazeltown boasts of rich Indigenous culture and totem poles are deeply ingrained in their history. Visit the 24 Kispiox totem poles standing where the Kispiox and Skeena Rivers meet and at the 'Ksan Historical Village & Museum.

Camping Location: Hazelton


DAY 11

Hazelton to Fort Fraser

Continue east on the Yellowhead Highway until you reach the quaint community of Fort Fraser, located on the banks of Nechako River. Spend the afternoon exploring the area followed by a picnic lunch by Francois Lake or Fraser Lake and cool off with a quick dip in the clear waters.

Camping Location: Fort Fraser


DAY 12

Fort Fraser to Quesnel

As you pass through Prince George on your drive towards Quesnel, stop for a quick coffee break and pick up some groceries for the evening. After you arrive, explore the Xat’sull Heritage Village and learn about the area's rich history or walk over Quesnel's historic Fraser River footbridge.

Camping Location: Quesnel


DAY 13

Quesnel to Lac La Hache

There are various route you can take to get to Lac La Hache. You can drive along the Fraser River and pass through Williams Lake or take the route that takes you through local communities including Kersley, Alexandria and Soda Creek. Both routes offers unforgettable views of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast.

Camping Location: Lac La Hache


DAY 14

Lac La Hache

Start your morning with a hearty breakfast and a cup of coffee at one of the local cafés. Go on a self-guided nature walk or swim in clear waters at one of the many lakes and ponds surrounding Lac La Hache, including Lac La Hache Provincial Park, Mission Ponds, and Williams Lake. 

Camping Location: Lac La Hache


DAY 15

Lac La Hache to Lillooet

Travel down southwest until you reach the little town of Lillooet, known for its history in the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush and dramatic mountain scenery. Explore impressive rugged trails and see stunning views of the Fraser River. Keep an eye out for local wildlife including mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and more.

Camping Location: Lillooet


DAY 16

Lillooet to Whistler

Drive through twisting roads with spectacular views of pristine lakes and magnificent mountain peaks from Lillooet to Whistler. Once arrived, explore Whistler Village nestled at the base of the Blackcomb Mountains, and find boutique shops, restaurants, and an extravagant aprés nightlife setting.

Camping Location: Whistler


DAY 17

Whistler to Fort Langley

Take in the awe-inspiring views of the Howe Sound as you drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway. Explore 21 acres of historic land at Fort Langley, a National Historic Site that offers self-guided audio tours, gold panning and a myriad of exhibits.

Camping Location: Fort Langley


DAY 18

Metro Vancouver

Spend the last day of your trip with a morning stroll along the Seawall and explore Stanley Park before you return your RV rental at Fraserway RV in Delta.


Enhance Your Journey

Travel in comfort on your sailing from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. Take a nap or kick up your feet and relax with one of the following onboard add-ons:

Inboard cabin From $135

Outboard cabin From $160
Lounge seat From $40

Availability is limited, book today before space sells out! 

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Options to personalize your trip will ensure your experience is one of a kind and perfect for you. Take an excursion to a small town or village, extend your stay, travel at your own pace. Ask our travel consultants for ideas and create a unique adventure for you.
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