Destination Greater Victoria

Official 2020 Vacation Guide

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58  |  Destination Greater Victoria 2020  |  800-663-3883 Need-to-know TRAVEL INFO T R AV E L S AV V Y Getting here – BY AIR The city is 30 minutes from Vancouver and 45 minutes from Seale. Victoria International Airport – rated in a CNNgo survey as one of the world's 10 most-loved airports – welcomes more than 50 non-stop flights every day from major North American cities, including Seale, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. Harbour floatplane service and charter flights also are available through Kenmore Air and Harbour Air Seaplanes, while Helijet offers daily and chartered helicopter flights. Getting here – BY SEA Passenger-only, high-speed catamaran service between Victoria and Seale is available through Victoria Clipper. Black Ball Ferry Line provides car/ vehicle ferry service between Victoria and Port Angeles, Washington; Washington State Ferry offers car/vehicle ferry transport between Sidney and Anacortes, Washington. Whale watch your way to Victoria from Vancouver with Prince of Whales. Vehicle and passenger ferries with BC Ferries sail between Vancouver and Victoria several times daily. BC Ferries Connector and other transit companies also provide service between downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria via ferry. For an up-to-date list of all ferry transport options, see geing-here. Getting around – BY LAND Once you've arrived, your travel choices include taxi; airport service with YYJ Airport Shule; the excellent public transit system BC Transit; car and RV rentals; and motorcycle, scooter and bicycle rentals. entering or re-entering the U.S., to present a valid passport, passport card or other travel document approved by the Department of Homeland Security. This law applies to travellers arriving by air, land or sea. For the most up-to-date information, visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website,, or plan/travel-tips/passports. CUSTOMS All persons entering Canada must complete a Canada Customs declaration form. Apparel and personal effects are permied free of duty. Persons 19 years and older may bring into Canada up to 50 cigars, 200 cigarees and 200 grams (7 ounces) of tobacco. Persons aged 19 years and older may also bring into Canada 1.14 litres (40 ounces) of liquor, 1.5 litres (45 ounces) of wine or 8.5 litres (288 ounces) of beer or ale. For more info, visit cbsa-asfc. or contact: REVENUE CANADA, CUSTOMS AND EXCISE Victoria Downtown Branch 400-1321 Blanshard St. Victoria, B.C. V8W 0B6 VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 201-1640 Electra Blvd. Sidney, B.C. V8L 5V4 Canada Customs Airport Office 250-363-6644 CURRENCY British Columbia uses Canadian dollars and cents for its currency. The $1 and $2 denominations are coins, while all other dollar denominations are paper and/or polymer currency. The Victoria Visitor Centre accepts USD and CDN, as well as credit cards. For more information on currency, visit travel-tips/currency-taxes. PASSPORTS & VISAS Visitors from countries outside Canada, including visitors travelling by air from the U.S., must have a valid passport to enter Canada and may require other documentation. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires all travellers, including citizens of the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda who are (HARBOUR FERRY, BIKERS, SHOPPERS AND JOHNSON ST.) LEANNA RATHKELLY; BC FERRIES; ISTOCK

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