Transportation

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.

Ferry options:

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 Seattle, Clipper Vacations operates a fast, (2.5 hours) passenger-only catamaran. Check out their promotional fare for bridge players.

From Port Angeles, Wa, the Coho Ferry (cars and foot passengers) crosses the Juan de Fuca Strait to downtown Victoria in 1.5 hours.

Flying in:


Accommodations

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
www.chateauvictoria.com

Doubletree by Hilton Rooms $ 175 Suites $195
www.doubletree.hilton.com

Hotel Grand Pacific-rooms at $169
hotelgrandpacific.com

Strathcona hotel-a number of rooms and suites starting at $90 and up
www.strathconahotel.com

Notes:

  • 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.

RV Parks

If you’re coming with your RV, the Salish Seaside RV Haven is a great option, close to downtown. Fort Victoria RV Park is another option, about 5 miles away.


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Things to do in Victoria

When you’re taking a break from bridge, you’ll find Victoria offers many attractions and activities.
Click here to find out more.