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Forum Posts

Where can I find a ferry to Victoria?

by lkurtenbach

My question is this- I'll be visiting Seattle in the near future and I am trying to find a ferry to Victoria BC as we will have a car. the clipper service does no good - can you please help us?

Re: Where can I find a ferry to Victoria?

by cachaseiro

take the ferry or drive over to the olympic peninsula.

from there you have a car ferry from port angeles.

Re: Where can I find a ferry to Victoria?

by Jamesr3939

Check the Alaska Marine Highway System site out of Bellingham.

Re: Where can I find a ferry to Victoria?

by Marianne2

An alternative is to catch the ferry from Anacortes (N of Seattle), which will take you through the entire San Juan Islands group, then arriving at Sidney, B.C., which is near Victoria. On this route, since there are only limited numbers of ferries continuing on to B.C., you should have an advance reservation. Phone: 206-464-6400. Or have a look at the Washington State ferries website:

Re: Where can I find a ferry to Victoria?

by travelgourmet

The line that i used from Port Angeles, Seattle to Victoria on a vehicle-passenger ferry was the MV Coho of the Black Ball Ferry Line. See website:

Re: Where can I find a ferry to Victoria?

by DavidKooh

You can order excursion on the limocar or towncar here:
If you wish to travel on the car then use notebook and take advantage googlemap here:

Re: Where can I find a ferry to Victoria?

by glabah

I've been told that Victoria isn't that good a city to get around in by car, so if you will not be going outside the city you may want to ask in the Victoria or BC forum if you really want to bring a car with you there. Obviously, if you get outside the city by any distance you will need one, due to the lack of public transport outside the city.

The problem with the Port Angeles to Victoria ferry is you have to get to Port Angeles first - and that is quite some distance from Seattle, and generally requires a ferry trip from either Edmonds or from downtown Seattle to Bainbridge Island. If you will be visiting the Olympic Peninsula and National Park anyway, however, you could combine the trips. Anacortes to San Juan Islands to Victoria is just one ferry trip, but it is a fairly long one and makes a number of stops at all the islands.

Re: Where can I find a ferry to Victoria?

by wavesport

Another alternative is to drive across the US / Canada border. A few miles north of the border is Tsawwassen where you can catch the car ferry to Vancouver Island. For me, this has always been the best and easiest route.

Travel Tips for Seattle

The beautiful Pacific NorthWest

by davequ

Bring your camera. Seattle plays like a seasoned musician.....
when she's on, she's really ON.

With a little help from Mother Nature in the weather department Seattle and PNW in general can be one of the most gorgeous places in America.

The occasional rain only makes it more beautiful when it stops and the light comes up.

Picture top/right: A gull flying over Elliott Bay in front of the Olympic range shot from window of my hotel room. If there is such a thing as reincarnation, I could surely do worse than come back as this little guy in the pic.

For a soundtrack, if you ever get a chance, give a listen to one of my favorite singers, Candy Givens from Zephyr sing the song "High Flyin' Bird" on their album Sunset Ride

(You can hear a little piece of it at the "Sunset Ride" link above ... scroll down and click on "high flying bird")

We all miss you Candy

♫♫ There's a high-flyin' bird, way up in the sky
and I wonder does he look down
as he flies on by
Flyin' so easy... way up in the sky...

Lord look at me here
I'm just rooted like a tree here
Got those sit down, can't cry
Oh Lord gonna' die blues ♫♫
© Billy Edd Wheeler

On top of the city

by KaiM

The Space Needle was constructed for the 1962 World´s Fair in Seattle. It´s the city´s main landmark building. 605 feet (184 meters) high. On a clear and sunny day visitors can have a great view across Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier, the Cascades and Olympic mountain ranges from the Needle´s observation deck.

Pike Place Market

by meteorologist1

The Pike Place Market is probably the most festive area of Seattle. This is where people come to buy things for their everyday needs. Besides fruits, vegetables, and meats, you can also buy lots of art and crafts, flowers, soaps, etc. here. Don't forget to stop by the first Starbucks coffee shop to have a look! If you like shopping, the Pike Place Market is for you.

If its baseball season, see a...

by archan4698

If its baseball season, see a ballgame. Baseball has become very very popular in Seattle, since the new stadium was built and Seattle acquired some great players, like Ichiro from Japan. If its clear outside and warm, the stadium has a roof which is pulled back, and so its an outdoor stadium:) And its only cost 550 million dollars. oh well, its a nice spot to people watch/enjoy a day

Egyptian Theater

by yooperprof

Beautiful classic and old movie theater - the kind with a real auditorium screen, where you feel that going to "the movies" is a real treat. The Egyptian is associated with Seattle Community College on Capital Hill, and is just down one block from Broadway. Not fancy on the outside, but well worth coming a little distance to see a flick here.


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