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Duke Point-Tsawwassen

From: £17.00

Sailings Up to 8 times per day
Distance 25 miles, 40 km
Destination(s) 🇨🇦 Canada
Duration 2 Hours
Operated by BC Ferries
2p+Car+Return in our estimation $ 100

From Duke Point to Tsawwassen (or the other way around), a connection that sails multiple times per day. The ferry ride takes about 2 hours, and there are a few things you must know.  We listed them below.

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The Duke Point Tsawwassen ferry connection

The Duke Point Ferry Terminal is 12 km south of downtown Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. It provides a ferry service across the Strait of Georgia to Tsawwassen. The Tsawwassen ferry terminal is about 30 minutes away from the city centre of Vancouver. A big competitor of this route is the route from Departure Bay to the north of Vancouver.

The duration of the ferry ride from Duke Point to Tsawwassen is approximately 2 hours. Once you’re on board, you can enjoy food and drinks but keep in mind that they are pretty pricey, it might even be better to bring your own food along. For this connection, the main takeaway based on my own experiences is to be on time. Don't be late at the terminal if you are traveling in a car.

Ferry arriving at the Tsawwassen ferry terminal
A ferry arriving at the Tsawwassen ferry terminal south of Vancouver.

The Jack Point and Biggs park

Near the harbor at the Duke Point terminal you got the Jack Point and Biggs park. The park’s trail offers access to unspoiled beaches with breathtaking views of the Nanaimo River estuary, downtown Nanaimo, Protection Island and Gabriola Island. It is a popular spot for observing wildlife; bald eagles, sea-lions, seals and even harbour porpoises can be seen from the park. Jack Point is an incredible location to witness the sunset.

Jack Point and Biggs Park near Duke Point
Don't skip the Jack Point and Biggs Park next to Duke Point

Tsawwassen to Duke Point price and fare

The price range for this ferry is from $19 to $63 for a single trip. If you add a car for your trip it's all a lot more expensive compared to passenger tickets. The prices for this ferry are exactly the same as the other connection from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen.

Route Map

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Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Duke Point and South Vancouver is currently operated by: BC Ferries.

How long does the crossing take?

The travel time of the Vancouver-Victoria ferry is around: 2 hours. Please arrive very early at the harbor for this connection and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Duke Point Tsawwassen ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Vancouver to Victoria (or the ferry from Victoria to Vancouver) up to 8 times per day. Depending on the season, the amount of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Duke Point and Tsawwassen?

The distance between Vancouver and Victoria is approximately 25 miles or 40 km.

Duke Point-Tsawwassen
Duke Point-Tsawwassen

From: £17.00