Travel to Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia (BC), Canada, is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, and lies off the western coast of the mainland of the province. Travelers to Victoria can fly directly in to the Victoria International Airport (YYJ) from many places including Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Seattle, or sail to Victoria on a BC ferry from Vancouver. Flying in is the fastest way to arrive, but the ferry is the most scenic during day time! The city of Victoria is located about 35 km south of the airport, this is either a $50 taxi ride, or about $14 by airport bus. Rental cars are available at the airport.
The Empress Hotel (adjacent to the Victoria Conference Centre) is located about 30 km south of the airport. A taxi ride will cost approximately $55. The airport bus is about $14. Rental cars are available at the airport.
The Victoria Conference Centre (VCC) is a modern facility, well equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
If you choose to fly to Vancouver, and take a bus to Victoria via B.C. Ferries, please look at the Pacific Coach Lines schedule. (Note: the coaches from the Vancouver airport (YVR) to Victoria downtown keep the same schedule year-round.) The coach terminal is Victoria is adjacent to the Empress Hotel and the Conference Centre.
If you choose to fly to Seattle’s SeaTac airport, you could board a catamaran ferry called the Victoria Clipper from Seattle’s downtown to Victoria’s inner harbour. Please note that SeaTac airport is south of Seattle, so a bus or taxi would need to be taken to bring you into Seattle’s pier district. The Victoria Clipper docks in Victoria on Belleville Street, about a 5 minute walk to the Empress Hotel.
Horizon Air (a subsidiary of Alaska Air) flies several times daily from SeaTac to the Victoria airport.