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.

Get to know the quaint seaside communities that dot the coast on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast with this multi-day RV trip. Starting in Parksville, spend a few days exploring the mid-cost of Vancouver Island before venturing onto the Sunshine Coast. 

This package is custom built for those who want to explore some coastal gems along BC's coast this summer, with camping, RV rental, and ferry travel included so all you need to do is plan what to pack.

8 NIGHTS

+ RETURN FERRY

+ RV RENTAL

FROM $1,764

+ taxes and fees, per person based on double occupancy

Package includes:

  • Eight nights’ of camping at five destinations
  • Truck camper rental 
  • Kilometres required for trip 
  • Basic insurance 
  • RV preparation fee 
  • RV convenience kit with household and kitchen supplies 
  • Four sailings: One-way from Metro Vancouver to Vancouver Island, Vancouver Island to Powell River, Saltery Bay to Earls Cove, and Sunshine Coast to Metro Vancouver for two adults and the truck camper
  • 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 Parksville

Head to Fraserway RV in Delta and pick up your RV, then enjoy a scenic sailing across the Strait of Georgia to Parksville. After you arrive, walk the boardwalk at sunset before returning to your RV for an evening campfire.

Camping Location: Parksville

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DAY 2

Parksville

Spend your day relaxing and soaking up the sun, or exploring the endless stretches of sandy beaches in Parksville. Take a trip to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and go for a swim, comb the beach, pack a picnic, or walk the forested areas. Depending on the season, you can also partake in migratory bird watching, or check out some spectacular sand castles. 

Camping Location: Parksville

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DAY 3

Parksville to Campbell River

In the morning, head to Coombs Old Country Market to grab some delicious goods and sweet treats from Billy G's Doughnuts. Check out the goats that graze on the roof before heading up Vancouver Island toward Campbell River. Before setting up camp, visit Elk Falls Provincial Park to witness a thundering waterfall or enjoy year-round salmon fishing.

Camping Location: Campbell River

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DAY 4

Campbell River to Lund

After enjoying breakfast at the campsite or one of the local restaurants, head to the Little River ferry terminal to depart for the Sunshine Coast. Once you arrive in Powell River, explore the local artisan shops and restaurants, or rent a kayak and explore the coastline. When you are ready, head to Lund for the evening, the northernmost town on the Sunshine Coast, with small town vibes. 

Camping Location: Lund

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DAY 5

Lund 

Spend your day in Lund how you best see fit! Rent kayaks and spend the day on the water, take a short water taxi trip to Savary Island to see white sandy beaches, or hike a portion of the 180km Sunshine Coast Trail that stretches from Sarah Point in the Desolation Sound to Saltery Bay in Powell River.

Camping Location: Lund

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DAY 6

Lund to Sechelt

On your way out of Powell River, stop by Base Camp Coffee and take a final stroll along the beach before heading to the Saltery Bay ferry terminal. A short 50 minute sailing will take you to the Sunshine Coast. On your way to Sechelt, take a short hike up Pender Hill for spectacular views, rent a canoe to paddle around Ruby Lake, or enjoy a short walk to Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park.

Camping Location: Sechelt

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DAY 7

Sechelt

This charming seaside town on the Sunshine Coast is the perfect home base for exploring. Stay in the area and browse locally owned shops and galleries, or head out to local seaside communities like Roberts Creek or Halfmoon Bay. In the evening, grab a table on the porch at the Wobbly Canoe Restaurant and enjoy a Davis Bay sunset.

Camping Location: Sechelt

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DAY 8

Sechelt to Metro Vancouver

Be sure to make time to visit Lower Gibsons before heading to the Langdale ferry terminal, to explore the eclectic shops in this quaint seaside town. After a scenic sailing to Horseshoe Bay, drive to your final camping spot of the trip in Burnaby. Feed some of the ducks at Burnaby Lake and enjoy a final evening in the RV. 

Camping Location: Burnaby

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DAY 9

Metro Vancouver

On your final day, enjoy breakfast at the campsite, or visit Burnaby Lake Park before returning to Fraserway RV in Delta, which concludes your trip.

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