BC Ferries Experienceâ„¢ Card
What is the BC Ferries Experience Card and how does it work?
The BC Ferries Experienceâ„¢ Card is an electronic swipe card that can be loaded with money and used to pay for ferry travel on participating routes.
As a BC Ferries Experienceâ„¢ cardholder, you'll have access to savings on passenger fares OR vehicle and passenger fares on participating routes simply by registering your card and loading it with minimum Stored Value amounts.
BC Ferries Experienceâ„¢ Card users can elect to receive access to reduced fares on participating routes by choosing to load the minimum amounts of Stored Value:
Passenger only, new minimum of $65 - to receive access to Passenger-Only reduced fares on participating routes; and/or
Vehicle and Passenger, new minimum of $115 to receive access to Vehicle and Passenger reduced fares on participating routes.
By registering your BC Ferries Experienceâ„¢ Card you will receive these great features:
Printable Travel History report*.
Transferability/balance sharing features.
Convenient Auto Load feature.
Access to new and different future products.
Effective Nov 1, 2011
Cards issued up to Oct 31, 2011
Assured Loading Tickets are no longer available for purchase on the Experience Card. See our new Assured Loading Card information if youâ€™re interested in purchasing Assured Loading Tickets.
For complete terms and conditions pertaining to BC Ferriesâ€™ Experienceâ„¢ Card click here >>. Or phone our customer service centre.
*It may be possible to use the Travel History report to claim the federal income tax credit for public transit on qualifying passenger trips.
There are some transactions that cannot be completed with a BC Ferries Experienceâ„¢ Card.
It is currently not possible to use money loaded onto your BC Ferries Experience Card to pay for onboard purchases of any kind, for fully prepaid/reserved ferry travel on the Tsawwassen-Southern Gulf Islands route, or for regular fare payments on the Brentwood Bay-Mill Bay, Langdale-Gambier Island-Keats Island and North Coast routes.
Tsawwassen - Swartz Bay*
Tsawwassen - Duke Point*
Horseshoe Bay - Bowen Island
Horseshoe Bay - Langdale
Saltery Bay â€“ Earls Cove
Powell River â€“ Comox
Powell River â€“ Texada Island
Chemainus â€“ Thetis Island â€“ Penelakut Island
Crofton â€“ Vesuvius
Southern Gulf Islands Interâ€“Island travel
Horseshoe Bay - Departure Bay*
Nanaimo â€“ Gabriola Island
Swartz Bay â€“ Saltspring Island
Tsawwassen - Southern Gulf Islands* (limited use)
Swartz Bay â€“ Southern Gulf Islands
Buckley Bay â€“ Denman Island â€“ Hornby Island
Campbell River â€“ Quadra Island â€“ Cortes Island
Port McNeill â€“ Alert Bay - Sointula
Skidegate â€“ Alliford Bay
* Experience Card savings are not available on these select routes.
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Accommodations, Things to do, Places to go
Island Vacations Tourism Information Guide that has been designed to
assist all visitors vacationing on this beautiful island of ours. We
would like you to experience an enjoyable vacation..
For the camping enthusiasts there are over twenty provisional
campgrounds available and literally dozens of privately owned RV
parks on the island. Vancouver Island offers something for every one on vacation.
There are many outdoor experiences you will be able to enjoy, fishing,
golfing, horse back riding, parks you can trail walk and of course grizzly and black bear tours just to name a few activities..
Accommodations on Vancouver Island
e have hundreds of various types of
accommodations listed from Victoria to the top of the island Port
Hardy and every city and town in between on both the east and west
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there are bed and breakfasts,
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We have made it as easy as we can for you,
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lodgings of your choice from all the listings It is easier to
look at the
Vancouver Island map we have on the website so that you can plan
your trip making your bookings in advance. You may decide to
stay at a
water front inn or
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waves lulling you to sleep, or a
vacation rental home that can
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Activies on Vancouver Island
are more than 50
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Vancouver Island also can boast of having some of the
best championship courses.
Fishing charter guides who are ready to give you the Vancouver
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Guides who know the waters here well and are ready and committed to
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Grizzly bear watching
is always a tourist attraction at Knight Inlet about 80 kilometers
north of Campbell River. During a vacation on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, be sure to
book a whale watching tour to see whales, eagles, dolphins and other
is only minutes away from the Comox Valley and offers world class skiing, snowboarding and Nordic sports. In the summer season Mount
Washington is a hiking and mountain bike haven.
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Get inspired by the province’s natural beauty and make plans for your next outdoor adventure,
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rivers, lakes and coastlines. You will experience excitement and
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Kayaking is a very popular sport as the island has many bays and inlets
with calm waters. Here is
Beginner’s Guide to Kayaking
Vancouver Island offers a host of exceptional recreation opportunities. While some of the island’s most spectacular recreation features are located in parks, many more recreation resources are found in the rugged backcountry.
Alternatively, if you are planning a more relaxed type sailing holiday and intend to explore the shores, bays and
the hundreds of inlets
surrounding Vancouver island, then you can also look forward to sun tanning,
beach combing, waterfalls, beautiful anchorages, great scenery, swimming,
hiking, photography and the many species of wildlife.
Desolation sound is extraordinarily beautiful sailing area with
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lakes only minutes walk from snug anchorages. The waters are calm, sheltered and
warm. Desolation Sound is a world famous sailing destination or longer trips to
the many other marine parks like Princess Louisa, Toba Inlet, Bute
Inlet or the Broughton Archipelago.