Vancouver Island is approximately 100 km or 62 miles southwest of Vancouver, across the Georgia Strait.
In a quirk of geography, the South Island projects far below the 49th parallel into the United States, making it a short ferry ride from Seattle and Port Angeles, Washington.
You can catch 95 minute vehicle ferries between the South Island and Vancouver. There are also ferries to Seattle, the San Juan Islands, Port Angeles and Anacortes in the US.
Our international airport (voted #1 in customer service, and the best airport in North America under 2M passengers) has daily connections to Seattle, San Francisco, and 34 daily flights to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) where 125 direct destinations are available.
There are 25 daily float planes – and even more daily helicopter flights – that take you from Victoria Harbour to Vancouver.