"Driving & the ferry" Province of British Columbia Transportation Tip by richiecdisc

  great scenery from a BC Ferry
by richiecdisc

The drive from Vancouver to Banff is one you will not want to miss. You need your own vehicle as you can stop when you like, where you want. It is a freedom you will miss otherwise. It's about 850 kilometers and about 9.5 hours.

If you are going from Vancouver Island to the Vancouver area, you will be traveling on BC Ferries. We did this on our return trip and this is a quite scenic trip as well. On a clear day you can see some beautiful peaks in the distance. It cost us C$ 43 and took 1.5 hours. Check their website for current schedules and prices.

This is another route that requires some driving as you leave from Sydney once again and sail to Tsawassen on the British Colombia mainland. It is a 30 kilometer or half hour drive to Vancouver.

There are numerous other routes to get to the mainland of British Colombia if you are traveling around Vancouver Island. Please check their informative website for details.

Type: Car/Motor Home

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  • Updated Nov 27, 2009
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