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 Vancouver Island in the comfort of a rented RV with this multi-night getaway. See historic buildings in the heart of BC's capital, walk along white sand beaches in Parksville, explore old-growth rainforests in Tofino and hike scenic trails in the Provincial Parks near Campbell River.

7 NIGHTS

+ RETURN FERRY

+ RV RENTAL

FROM $1,555

+ taxes and fees, per person based on double occupancy

Package includes:

  • Seven nights’ of camping at six destinations 
  • Truck camper rental 
  • Kilometres required for trip 
  • Basic insurance 
  • RV preparation fee 
  • RV convenience kit with household and kitchen supplies 
  • Return ferry between Vancouver Island and 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 Victoria

Start your journey by picking up your RV from Fraserway RV. Enjoy a scenic ferry ride though the Active Pass towards Swartz Bay ferry terminal. Once arrived, stop by a local market to stock up on groceries for the evening and settle into your camping spot for the night.

Camping Location: Victoria

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DAY 2

Victoria

Spend the day surrounded by lush greens and colourful blooms at the Butchart Gardens or explore the streets of Canada’s oldest Chinatown and see the grand Gates of Harmonious Interest. Visit the boutique shops along the lantern-lined pathway in Fan Tan Alley and find local made goods.

Camping Location: Victoria

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DAY 3

Victoria to Parksville

As you drive north towards Parksville, stop along the seaside communities in the Cowichan Valley for a coffee break. Rent a kayak and spot neighbouring islands in the distance, including Newcastle Island, Protection Island and the stunning Gulf islands. Afterwards, return to your camping spot and unwind for the evening.

Camping Location: Parksville

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DAY 4

Parksville to Pacific Rim

Explore the Clayoquot Sound as you head towards the Ucluelet and Tofino area for a 2-night stay. These oceanside towns offer several world-class beaches to choose from, with unreal views of the Pacific Ocean. Explore the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve comprised of rugged coastlines and temperate rainforests and watch as waves crash against a rocky shoreline.

Camping Location: Ucluelet/Tofino

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DAY 5

Pacific Rim

Learn all about local marine wildlife at the Ucluelet Aquarium and get up close and personal with their interactive touch tanks or embark on a hiking trip and explore temperate rainforests.

Camping Location: Ucluelet/Tofino

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DAY 6

Pacific Rim to Campbell River

As you drive past the Comox Valley, see vast farmlands, and unparalleled ocean views on your way towards Campbell River. Surrounded by provincial parks, choose from 5 different provincial parks to explore from, including Strathcona Provincial Park, Elk Falls Provincial Park or Loveland Bay Provincial Park or sit down and relax with some comfort food at a local restaurant or brewery. 

Camping Location: Campbell River

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DAY 7

Campbell River to Metro Vancouver

Drive back to the ferry terminal as you prepare to sail across the Strait of Georgia back to Metro Vancouver. On your sailing, keep your eyes peeled for local marine wildlife in the waters, including whales, porpoises, sea lines and other marine mammals. Depending on which terminal you arrive at, explore Boundary Bay or Lighthouse Park nearby. 

Camping Location: Burnaby

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DAY 8

Metro Vancouver

On your final day, spend your morning exploring the public market at Granville Island, where you'll find rows of fresh local fruit and baked goods. After grabbing a quick bite, head over to Fraserway RV to return your RV rental.

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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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