Friday, June 20, 2008

Trains/Planes/Ferries : Vancouver Island

Bus from YVR to Victoria
I took the bus from Vancouver International Airport to Victoria. The cost is $45.50 one-way, including the 90-minute ferry ride. Slick!

BC Ferries to Vancouver Island
Aboard BC Ferries from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay.

BC Parliament Buildings, Victoria
I spent the night in Victoria. Not here at the BC Parliament Buildings, but at the always lovely Fairholme Manor.

View Aboard Via Rail from Victoria to Courtenay
Great scenery aboard Via Rail Canada's train to Courtenay.

VIA Rail Canada Interior
There's nothing fancy about Via Rail's train. Bring snacks/water, as there is no food service on the Victoria-Courtenay route.

Parksville on Vancouver Island
Parksville is one of the stops on the route.

Aboard Via Rail from Victoria to Courtenay
There's plenty of greenery on the five-hour journey.

VIA Rail Station in Courtenay, BC
The train is only 15 minutes late when it arrives in Courtenay.

Old House Village Suites & Hotel
My room at the Old House Village Suites & Hotel in Courtenay.


Photos by Sue Frause