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How to get here

Victoria is located on the very southern tip of Vancouver Island. Living on an island has TONS of benefits. One of the downsides however is that it is more challenging to get here (we like to think it keeps all the bad people away!) Located off the West Coast of Canada, Vancouver Island is the largest island on the pacific side of the Americas. No bridges exist to the island but there are numerous ferry services as well as flight options available.

Getting here can sometimes be a great experience in itself! A scenic flight over the Gulf Islands? A beautiful ferry rides through them? A ferry ride across the gorgeous Salish Sea? No matter how you choose to get here you will be sure to start your Vancouver Island adventure off in style! 

Here is a quick reference on how to get to Vancouver Island:


How to get to Vancouver Island

By land (this is really sort of by boat):

BC Ferries
Our link to the rest of Canada.

Coho Ferry Service
Connecting Victoria with Port Angeles, the Olympic Peninsula, and the USA

Clipper Passenger Ferry
Direct from Seattle daily, this speedy passenger line gets you here for the day or hopefully more!

By Air:

Victoria International Airport
Has connections to many locations in Canada and abroad.
Check out flights here:

Harbour Air
Float plane service with routes between Victoria and Vancouver/South Vancouver/Whistler.

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About Ocean River

Located in Victoria, British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island, Ocean River is one of the premier speciality kayak and adventure companies in North America. Brian Henry, the founder & current owner, has been running Ocean River since 1981, and Ocean River continues to be recognised as one of the most significant outdoor/paddlesports instructional & tours provider in North America.

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