Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. As there is no bridge to the mainland, getting to Victoria requires taking a ferry (car or passenger) or flying.
From the Vancouver area, BC Ferries offers regular scheduled service for cars and foot passengers to Victoria (Swartz Bay) and Nanaimo.
The V2V , a passenger-only vessel, leaves Vancouver at 8 am, and arrives in Victoria at 11:30 am.
From Port Angeles, Wa, the Coho Ferry (cars and foot passengers) crosses the Juan de Fuca Strait to downtown Victoria in 1.5 hours.
- Fly to Victoria International Airport (YYJ) on a regularly scheduled commercial airline.
- Fly to Victoria Harbour (right by the tournament venue) on a seaplane from Vancouver (Harbour Air) or Seattle (Kenmore Air).
- Fly to Victoria Harbour (James Bay) from Vancouver via Helijet.
Victoria has many lodging options at a variety of prices (Google “Hotels Victoria”). Below is a list of hotels offering special tournament rates:
Chateau Victoria- Rooms $144 Suites $185
Doubletree by Hilton Rooms $ 175 Suites $195
Hotel Grand Pacific-rooms at $169
Strathcona hotel-a number of rooms and suites starting at $90 and up
- Make sure to ask for the bridge rate when making a reservation!
- Applicable taxes are not included.
- For American players, the US dollar goes a lot further in Canada. For current exchange rates click here.
Things to do in Victoria
When you’re taking a break from bridge, you’ll find Victoria offers many attractions and activities.
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