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Transportation

Tofino Bus

Tofino Bus Island Express is a locally owned Vancouver Island bus company that offers passenger service as well as charter bus services. Based in beautiful Tofino, B.C., Tofino Bus Island Express provides daily transportation to Tofino, Ucluelet and Port Alberni from Parksville, Nanaimo, Vancouver and Victoria.

If you’re traveling to Vancouver and other mainland destinations from Tofino, Ucluelet or Port Alberni, they make a daily direct connection to Greyhound buses in Nanaimo. Coming from Vancouver and the mainland, Tofino Bus provides service from Departure Bay BC Ferry Terminal in Nanaimo and the Nanaimo Bus Depot (loading point for Vancouver Greyhound passengers) to Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino.

If you are travelling from Tofino, Ucluelet or Port Alberni to Port Hardy and Courtenay, you can take the connection in Parksville for buses traveling to the North Island.

If you are travelling from Victoria, you can pick up the Tofino Bus from Ocean Island! In the summer, there are two departures that will take you up to Tofino; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. In the winter, the morning service will take up to Tofino and the afternoon service will take you to Port Alberni.

Budget Car and Truck Rental

Victoria’s largest and most diverse rental fleet, with 5 convenient Victoria locations including right downtown at 757 Douglas Street and the Victoria International Airport.

All customers receive a map book and coupons with every rental, and there’s no drop fee for returning to a different Victoria location… so you can rent a car downtown and drive yourself to the airport! Beats waiting for a bus, hey?

Victoria Airport (YYJ)

Click here for directions to the airport.

Victoria International airport has many nonstop daily flights to Vancouver International Airport (YVR, about 15 minutes), which is a major airport serving many global routes. Additionally, Victoria International has nonstop service to Seattle (SEA), Toronto (YYZ), Montreal (YUL), Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), and several smaller cities in British Columbia and Yukon.The airport also has seasonal (late fall to early spring) nonstop service to several Mexican resort destinations.

Victoria International Airport is 22 km from downtown Victoria. It is served by a direct shuttle bus service, YYJ Airport Shuttle, to and from downtown and hotels, and by taxis as well as BC Transit.

Parking: Short-term, daily and long-term parking is available. Rental cars are also available. More information at www.victoriaairport.com

Yellow Cab

Yellow Cab Taxi Service is an owner-operated company serving the people of Greater Victoria since 1921. They are available 24 hours for phone calls in case you need a cab. They are very quick to arrive at the pick up point, but be aware of peak hours, it might take about 10 – 15 minutes for your cab to arrive.

Blue Cabs

No other taxi company has been continuously servicing Greater Victoria for as long as BlueBird, meeting the demands and fulfilling the needs of the consumer. BlueBird’s growth from five (5) taxicabs in 1946, to twenty (20) taxicabs in 1948, over fifty (50) in the “80’s” to the current fleet size of eighty five (85) including eight (8) handicap vans, reflects that BlueBird’s “Driver owned taxi cabs are better cared for, better equipped and passengers receive the best possible and most courteous service.”

Galloping Goose Regional Trail

This used to be the line for a small rail service, and is now a paved and gravelled trail for biking, roller blading, walking, and jogging; many locals use it for commuting to work. It goes through several interesting and scenic areas. If you get onto the Lochside Trail, you will pass through some beautiful farmland!

West Coast Trail Express

West Coast Trail Express Inc. provides shuttle bus service (May 1 to September 30) from Victoria and Nanaimo to the trail heads and between the trail heads of the West Coast Trail and the Juan de Fuca Trail.

Island Rent-A-Car

Island Rent-a-Car in Downtown Victoria BC has daily, weekly, monthly rates on cars, trucks and mini-vans. All their cars are serviced and maintained onsite.

Harbour Air Seaplanes

Harbour Air Seaplanes was founded in BC in 1982. Their growing success has transformed them from a humble service plane for the forest industry to a publicly accessible company offering scheduled flights between Vancouver, the Gulf Island and Vancouver Island. Today they have over 50 aircrafts, and their company has become the largest all-seaplane company in the world. Their flights also include a wide selection of scenic adventure tours and private charters; witness the beauty of the islands in a way you’ve never experienced them before!

 

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