New port-to-port day trips from Vancouver to Victoria

Until recently, unless you took a seaplane or helicopter, going port-to-port from Vancouver to Victoria wasn’t an option. But now, V2V Vacations — a luxurious ferry transfer — departs right from the Vancouver harbour and offers day trip packages to Victoria. Enjoy truly elevated treatment aboard if you choose their Royal Class that includes individual recliners with a panoramic view along with gourmet food and spirits. The transfer is a leisurely three-and-a-half-hour sail through the scenic Southern Gulf Islands and Active Pass, and you might also spot some whales. Once in Victoria, you’re right in the heart of the city’s easily walkable downtown grid and steps from afternoon tea service at the Fairmont Empress Hotel and Canada’s oldest Chinatown. V2V’s seasonal service runs March to October.