With over 300 days of sunshine annually, Vancouver Island’s favourable climate makes it an exceptional year-round escape. It is quite simply an incredible destination surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on all sides, a land of extremes ranging from mild to wild, cultured to life-affirming. Linked to the major cities of Vancouver and Seattle by plane as well as vehicle and passenger ferries, you’ll find Vancouver Island as connected as you need it to be.
“Global travellers voting in Condé Nast Traveler Magazine’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards have recently voted Vancouver Island as one of the Top Islands in the World and Victoria as #8 in the Top 10 Small Cities in the World.”
Located 30 minutes from downtown, the Victoria International Airport serves daily flights from Vancouver International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma Airport, as well as direct flights from points throughout Canada and the United States. Float plane & helicopter service to downtown Victoria is available from both Vancouver and Seattle.
Victoria is well-connected to mainland British Columbia and Washington State by vehicle and passenger ferries. Arrival points include the Inner Harbour (via Victoria Clipper), the Town of Sidney and the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal (30 minutes from downtown Victoria).
Bear Mountain is just 20 minutes from Downtown Victoria by car, limousine or private taxi service.