Catching the ferry from Victoria to Vancouver offers an opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of land and sea. Rather than turn the trip into a mundane voyage, why not make it part of the overall adventure. This is possible when taking BC Ferries. Victoria, Vancouver trips begin, after all at the quayside.
Swartz Bay, Victoria
For those who give themselves time before getting on the ferry from Victoria, wandering through the marketplace tents or the Lands End Café. If you need a snack or want to find something produced by a local artisan – the perfect gift for that someone on your list, the Marketplace beckons.
The tents set up at Swartz Bay provide a unique blend of local artisan creations and specialty vendors. Take with you something you can say is truly from Victoria, Vancouver Island. Items on sale include:
- Handmade jewelry
- Organic soaps and other skin products
- Local Vancouver Island artist’s artwork
- Handmade clothing
- Original blow glass art
- Creative and healthy pet products
While food is available, Lands End Café can make you a light lunch, coffee, and such necessary travel items as pocketbooks and magazines.
Tsawwassen Quay Market
At the other end of the route, stands the Tsawwassen Quay Market, for passengers of BC ferries Victoria, Vancouver and Vancouver, Victoria routes. It sits at the entry point for passengers making the Vancouver to Victoria run. Covering 16,000 sq. ft. this facility resembles a traditional market building with its high, fully exposed wood beams and large windows. Shop here for those one-of-a-kind items and unique food products.
BC Ferries Victoria Vancouver
If you plan to take BC Ferries Victoria to Vancouver or Vancouver to Victoria, take the time to enjoy the amenities located on their quays. If you are looking for something unique for a friend or want something to make your trip across the water more pleasurable, explore Swartz Bay Marketplace or Tsawwassen Quay Market before you get onboard.
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