The Newcastle Island Ferry is the main connection to Newcastle Island Marine Park, in Nanaimo harbour. This passenger-only service operates between May and October.
BC Ferries provides passenger and vehicle transportation on 25 routes throughout coastal British Columbia. Shorter hops include BC Ferries service to the picturesque Gulf Islands (sailing from both Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland), and to friendly communities along the Sunshine Coast, northwest of Vancouver. Longer trips to mid- and north-coast destinations are also available. Major vessels have view lounges, a variety of food services, telephones, elevators, children's play areas and video arcades. Foot passengers can take transit buses to many terminals. Pacific Coach Lines provides service between downtown Vancouver and Victoria, and between Vancouver International Airport and Victoria via BC Ferries. Pre-booked groups of 15 or more qualify for a discount.
A passenger-only ferry service between Protection Island and Nanaimo harbour.