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DRIVING DISTANCES

Distances from Ganges
Seabreeze to Ganges – under 1km ( .6 mi)
Central- 4km (2.5mi)
Fernwood- 9km (5.5 mi)
Fulford-14.5km (9 mi)
Long Harbour-6km (3.5mi)
Mount Maxwell Park- 11km (7 mi)
Ruckle Park-23.5km (14.5 mi)
Beddis Beach 6km (3.5 mi)
Vesuvius-7.5km (4.5mi)

From: Fulford Harbour
After disembarking from the ferry follow Fulford Ganges Rd. (north, towards Ganges ) all the way towards town. The drive is approx 15-20 min and you will look for the big red roof and Seabreeze Inne signs on the left hand side. Turn right onto Bittancourt Road and we are the first driveway. PS. If you hit the town of Ganges you have gone too far ( we are approx 1-2 minutes before town)

From: Long Harbour
After disembarking from the ferry follow Long Harbour Rd. for 4.6km/2.8 miles until you reach Upper Ganges Rd. , turn left onto Upper Ganges Rd. and follow it for 0.9km/0.6 miles until you reach Lower Ganges Rd. , turn left onto Lower Ganges Rd. and follow it for 0.7km/0.4 miles to where it meets Fulford-Ganges Rd. Continue along Fulford-Ganges Road through town (you will see Embe Bakery on the right) as start climbing the hill towards Fulford. We are approx 1.5 minutes up the hill on the left hand side of the road. Turn left onto Bittancourt Road and we are the first driveway.

From: Vesuvuis
After disembarking from the ferry follow Vesuvius Bay Rd. (south, towards Ganges) for 3.5km/2.2 miles until you reach Lower Ganges Rd., turn right onto Lower Ganges Rd. and follow it for 3.8km/2.4 miles to where it meets Fulford-Ganges Rd. Continue along Fulford-Ganges Road through town (you will see Embe Bakery on the right) as you start climbing the hill towards Fulford. We are approx 1.5 minutes up the hill on the left hand side of the road. Turn left onto Bittancourt Road and we are the first driveway.

From the USA
Ferry runs from the state of Washington to Vancouver Island include the car/passenger Blackball Coho Ferry and passenger-only Victoria Express , both of which run from Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State direct to downtown Victoria; the car/passenger Victoria Clipper , which also runs to downtown Victoria; and the car/passenger Washington State Ferries , which run from Anacortes, Washington, to Victoria and Sidney, which is located about 5 minutes south of the Swartz Bay ferry terminal. All these routes require connecting to the BC Ferries to complete the trip (see route info below).

From USA to Salt Spring Island – Route 1: Seattle
This route requires two ferry rides. 
Take the Victoria Clipper or the Washington State Ferry to downtown Victoria , located on Vancouver Island . For schedules and fare information you can visit www.victoriaclipper.com or www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/

Drive from Victoria to the BC Ferries Swartz Bay ferry terminal. The ferry terminal at Swartz Bay is located 20 miles/32 kms north of Victoria at the end of Highway 17. Total estimated driving time from Victoria : 30 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Once in Swartz Bay you will board a ferry to Fulford Harbour. Take the Fulford Harbour ferry to SALT SPRING ISLAND .

For schedule information on this route visit www.bcferries.ca . Click on schedules. Then on the schedules page find the Southern Gulf Islands link. Look for the Salt Spring/Fulford-Victoria >> schedule (make sure you have the correct dates)

From USA to Salt Spring Island – Route 2: Anacortes
This route requires two ferry rides. 
Take the Washington State Ferry from Anacortes to Sidney , located on Vancouver Island . For schedules and fare information you can visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/

Drive from Sidney to the BC Ferries Swartz Bay ferry terminal. The ferry terminal at Swartz Bay is located 20 miles/32 kms north of Victoria at the end of Highway 17. Total estimated driving time from Victoria : 30 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Once in Swartz Bay you will board a ferry to Fulford Harbour.

Take the Fulford Harbour ferry to SALT SPRING ISLAND .

For schedule information on this route visit www.bcferries.ca . Click on schedules. Then on the schedules page find the Southern Gulf Islands link. Look for the Salt Spring/Fulford-Victoria >> schedule (make sure you have the correct dates)

From USA to Salt Spring Island – Route 3: Port Angeles
This route requires two ferry rides. 
Take the car/passenger Blackball Coho Ferry or the passenger-only Victoria Express from Anacortes to Victoria , located on Vancouver Island . For schedule and fare information you can visit www.coho.ferry.com or www.victoriaexpress.com/

Drive from Victoria to the BC Ferries Swartz Bay ferry terminal. The ferry terminal at Swartz Bay is located 20 miles/32 kms north of Victoria at the end of Highway 17. Total estimated driving time from Victoria : 30 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Once in Swartz Bay you will board a ferry to Fulford Harbour . Once in Swartz Bay you will board a ferry to Fulford Harbour .
Take the Fulford Harbour ferry to SALT SPRING ISLAND .

For schedule information on this route visit www.bcferries.ca . Click on schedules. Then on the schedules page find the Southern Gulf Islands link. Look for the Salt Spring/Fulford-Victoria >> schedule (make sure you have the correct dates)

From Vancouver to Salt Spring Island – Route 1
This route is marked LONG HARBOUR to TSAWWASSEN on the map above. 

This is the only, single ride, direct ferry route. 
Drive to the TSAWWASSEN ferry terminal.
Take highway 99 South out of Vancouver .
Watch for the ferry terminal exit off highway 99. 
Look for the GULF ISLANDS ferry ticket booth.
Take the GULF ISLAND ferry to Long Harbour on Salt Spring Island

From Vancouver to Salt Spring Island – Route 2
This route is marked FULFORD HARBOUR to SWARTZ BAY on the above map. 

This route requires two ferry rides.
Drive to the TSAWWASSEN ferry terminal.
Take highway 99 South out of Vancouver .
Watch for the ferry terminal exit off highway 99. 
Take the VICTORIA ferry to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island, be sure to ask for
a through fare ticket to Fulford Harbour on Salt Spring Island, as this will be cheaper!

From Vancouver to Salt Spring Island- Route 3
This route is marked VESUVIUS to CROFTON on the above map .

This route requires two ferry rides. 
Drive to the TSAWWASSEN ferry terminal.
Take highway 99 South out of Vancouver .
Watch for the ferry terminal exit off highway 99. 
Take the NANAIMO ferry to Duke Point just south of the city of Nanaimo located on Vancouver Island .

From Vancouver to Salt Spring Island – Route 4
This route is marked VESUVIUS to CROFTON on the above map .

This route requires two ferry rides. 
Drive to the HORSESHOE BAY ferry terminal.
To get there, drive to West Vancouver , get onto the Upper Levels Highway going west, drive until you near HORSESHOE BAY , then follow the ferry signs. 
Take the NANAIMO ferry to Departure Bay , within the city of Nanaimo located on Vancouver Island.Drive 45 minutes south along the Island Highway to the town of Crofton . 
Take the ferry from Crofton, on Vancouver Island, to Vesuvius Bay , on Salt Spring Island.

SEA PLANES

Salt Spring Air
Salt Spring Air makes regular scheduled flights 3 times daily to/from the Gulf Islands , Maple Bay , Vancouver Airport , and Downtown Vancouver. Located in Ganges Harbour . Call 537-9880 . visit website at www.saltspringair.com

Summer Winter
Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am – 7pm Saturday & Sunday 8am – 5pm

Seair Seaplanes
Open 7AM -7PM , 7 days a week. SEAIR offers daily scheduled service from the Seair Terminal (south side of Vancouver Airport ) to the Gulf Islands with stops available at many Gulf Island locations. Located in the Ganges Harbour . Call 1-800-447-3247 . visit website at www.seairseaplanes.com

Harbour Air
Coal Harbour and Richmond based seaplane airline with services across the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and Gulf Islands . Scheduled flights between Ganges, Vancouver , Richmond , Maple Bay . Harbour Air is located in Ganges on the government dock. There is no check in at Ganges so please approach the pilot. Call 1-800-665-0212 . visit website at www.harbour-air.com

TRANSPORTATION

The Ganges Faerie Mini Shuttle
Offers year round shuttle service between any ferry terminal and pick-ups and drop-offs at any point en route. Also from June-September 2 hour sightseeing tours available, reservations recommended. For more info and to book a ride call Ineke at 537-6758

Amber Taxi
24 hour service, metered non-smoking car. ICBC Road Star rated driver, prompt, courteous service. Bookings in advance accepted. 5 passenger capacity with bicycle rack call 537-3277

Silver Shadow Taxi Ltd
24 hour service, metered cars, safe courteous drivers. Bicycle racks. Bookings to ferry or float plane accepted 1-2 days in advance call 537-3030

Marine Drive Car Rentals
All model new cars,trucks and SUV’s. Low rates by the day, week or month. Free pick-up. Special ICBC rates. Located next to Moby’s Marine Pub 122A Upper Ganges Rd. 537-5464

BC Ferries
There are three major ferry routes connecting directly to Salt Spring Island (see map below): from terminals at Tsawwassen, about 40 minutes south Vancouver downtown; Swartz Bay, about half an hour north of Victoria downtown, and 7 minutes from Victoria International Airport; and from Crofton, on Vancouver Island, 45 minutes south of the city of Nanaimo

For reservations and information on all routes visit the website at www.bcferries.ca Call toll free anywhere in North America 1-888-223-3779 or * BCF (*223) from your cell phone on Rogers or Telus Mobility Networks . Call 250-386-3431 from outside North America .

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