Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal

Pier and Boat or Ferry
1 Ferry Causeway, Tsawwassen BC V4M 4G6, Canada
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Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
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    Jim O.
    "BC Ferries does not accept Debit for the crossing fee."(3 Tips)
    Lynette L.
    "Love Saltspring Coffee as a new addition."(2 Tips)
    David N.
    "Walk over to the Quay and get a delicious cup of Salt Spring Coffee!"(2 Tips)
    Nicole S.
    "It's quiet, no crowd, and all the coffee, tea and snacks you want."(5 Tips)
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  • Sam W.

    Closer to an airport than a dock. Careful in the long term parking. Lots of bikes/peds with mediocre signage

    Sam Wing · August 20
  • Arthur T. C.

    The market gets better all the time.

    Arthur T. Corry · August 19
  • Kaleb B.

    Wifi is free but slow. The Quay Market is a clean building to waste time in.

    Kaleb Butt · March 17
  • Braeden M.

    Free slow wifi. Long walks from some berths to baggage claim/ticketing.

    Braeden Mayer · September 29, 2014
  • Jorge T.

    Free wi-fi in terminal and ferries

    Jorge Torres · September 10, 2014
  • Adam James Realty

    Call ahead and make a reservation on a busy day. Guarantee your spot!

    Adam James Realty · September 5, 2014
  • Jeff A.

    Ticket sales cut off 10 minutes before departure. You've been warned...

    Jeff Aschkinasi · August 26, 2014
  • Darci L.

    Internet is awful

    Darci LaRocque · July 24, 2014
  • Naveen S.

    The sitka cafe is the best place to sit if you're travelling solo! Gentle hum of elderly talking... Hot coffee right here.

    Naveen Sohi · December 13, 2013
  • Cynthia

    Service here is horrible but they don't care because unless you want to fly to the islands there is no there way to get there. Ticket staff like to chat instead of sell tickets sometimes. Frustrating

    Cynthia · October 11, 2013
  • Louis B.

    Get here nice and early and just relax.

    Louis Baker · August 25, 2013
  • Matthew L.

    Arrive early make a reservation it's worth it in the long run @bcferries

    Matthew Lynam · August 23, 2013
  • Wes B.

    It ain't so bad people!

    Wes Bartlett · June 25, 2013
  • Tracy M.

    Announcements in the shop area are way to quiet. Need to increase the volume, as tons of people miss the announcements and end up running for the ferry lines when loading has already begun.

    Tracy Mack · March 29, 2013
  • British Columbia Visitor Centre @ Peace Arch

    Don't worry about being bored if you get here early... there's a market, lots of food outlets, and free Wi-Fi!

  • British Columbia Visitor Centre @ Peace Arch

    Make sure you make reservations on long weekends and in summer! You can purchase your tickets here at the visitor centre! The ferry terminal is about 35 minutes from the border.

  • Dr. M.

    Swimmings cheap.

    Dr. McNutt · March 9, 2013
  • Jim O.

    BC Ferries does not accept Debit for the crossing fee.

    Jim Olver · February 13, 2013
  • Roger

    Come early, otherwise you'll have to wait another 2 hours for the next ferry!

    Roger · January 18, 2013
  • Dena R.

    Beautiful passage through Georgia Strait to Sydney, BC.

    Dena Rosko · October 3, 2012
  • Salt Spring Air P.

    Enjoy the trip, but if you need to get there quicker try the seaplane. www.SaltSpringAir.com

    Salt Spring Air Philip · August 24, 2012
  • Grace W.

    If you made a reservation, make sure you show up at least 30 minutes prior to departure, otherwise your reservation will not be honored.

    Grace Wong · August 18, 2012
  • Dirk V.

    Yo ho ho and a bottle of yum...

    Dirk Venter · July 14, 2012
  • sheela t.

    Food options on the ferry are great

    sheela tallman · July 2, 2012
  • Stacy A.

    Seems to be super warm in the terminal and then freezing cold on the ferry. Wear layers!

    Stacy Austin · June 29, 2012
  • Andrew W.

    When they call boarding return to your car DO IT - it is rude to hold up the ferry just so you can visit starbucks!

    Andrew W · May 17, 2012
  • Luke S.

    Try the fresh salmon.

    Luke Sequeira · April 13, 2012
  • Amy R.

    I used to be okay paying 10$ to sit in the lounge but today I was told I couldn't listen to my music even though I had headphones on

    Amy Renaud · April 7, 2012
  • Chris B.

    Check in at Salt Speing Coffee and get a free drink. Nice one...

    Chris B · March 25, 2012
  • Christopher G.

    Remember to pay for parking. If you forget to pay then you can phone the terminal attendent and they will place an IOU envelope on your dash and you pay when you go back to your car.

    Christopher G · December 28, 2011
  • Jelly M.

    Play some video games on the ferry

    Jelly Marketing · December 26, 2011
  • Ross M.

    If you're late, just drive up the ramp to the ferry without being directed to. It's really funny and everyone will see the humour. The ferry workers will give you high-fives as you pass them!

    Ross Macdonald · November 26, 2011
  • Angell L.

    There is wifi on most ferries and power plug in the back of the ship up on the walls! ;) get your geek gear on!

    Angell Liu · November 15, 2011
  • Sakura P.

    Reservations are a joke and rip off. We arrived at 4:34 for a 5pm ferry and were denied our reservation. Thanks for nothing

    Sakura Photography · November 4, 2011
  • Austin

    There's bathrooms down the stairs near berth 3.

    Austin · October 23, 2011
  • Jordan B.

    Bring your wallet and prepare to spend. $35 for two walk-ons to Saltspring

    Jordan Borth · October 22, 2011
  • Adrian N.

    Free wifi!

    Adrian Nyland · October 8, 2011
  • ILM

    Berth 4 for walk on's does not have any seating.

    ILM · September 28, 2011
  • David N.

    Walk over to the Quay and get a delicious cup of Salt Spring Coffee!

    David Norget · August 24, 2011
  • Jenny L.

    You can buy a "thru-fare" pass to Salt Spring through Swartz Bay-Fulford if the Southern Gulf sailing is full.

    Jenny Lomas · August 11, 2011
  • Julian Y.

    If you can curb your hunger for an hour or so, you won't have to stand in line for 20 at the cafe

    Julian Yoo · August 8, 2011
  • Halle m.

    62 bucks if ur going in a car!! So expensive!

    Halle monkie · August 4, 2011
  • Kanye W.

    Poutine in the cafeteria

    Kanye West · July 22, 2011
  • Herbie H.

    Total rip off. 50 for the car plus the per person cost. Sure wish I had other options.

    Herbie Hind · July 14, 2011
  • Jim N.

    Since you are waiting in the line up head over to freefromtheratrace.ca an explore your options!

    Jim Newton · July 13, 2011
  • Lynette L.

    Love Saltspring Coffee as a new addition. Their healthy fiber muffin is delish.

    Lynette Lim · June 27, 2011
  • Pavan B.

    Expect the ferry to be late every single time...

    Pavan Bajwa · June 26, 2011
  • Rebecca R.

    Waiting for the ferry is a great time to clean up the car and glove box :)

    Rebecca Robertson · June 23, 2011
  • Tommy H.

    You can catch a ferry here.Ask one of the attendants for more info and have fun!

    Tommy Hooper · June 22, 2011
  • Jonathan L.

    Ice cream shop inside the market area has amazing flavours of Gelato!

    Jonathan Lerner · May 30, 2011

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