Getting to the Amethyst Inn Victoria

Via BC Ferries from Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Swartz Bay (Victoria)
Car and passenger ferries can bring you from the Vancouver mainland to Vancouver Island. The BC Ferries terminal is located approximately 15 miles South of Downtown Vancouver, midway between the Blaine US border crossing and Downtown Vancouver. Depart Via Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal Enjoy a 90 minute cruise through the magnificent Gulf Islands. BC Ferries

During summer months, the ferry leaves every hour from 7:00 AM until 9:00 PM. The rest of the year, the ferry travels alternate hours from 7 AM to 9PM. Reservations are available. VISA, Master Card, cash.

1. When you leave the ferry at Swartz Bay just follow the traffic; you will be on Highway #17 for a 30 minute drive into Victoria, BC, Canada.

2. When you arrive in the city limits of Victoria, Highway #17 becomes Blanshard Street.

3. Stay on Blanshard Street for approximately two miles.

4. Watch for "View Street" which is the street one block before Fort Street. You will need to be in the left turn lane to be able to turn left at Fort Street (which is a one way street).

5. Fort St. becomes a two way street after about one mile. Approximately three blocks further you will see St Charles.

6. Turn right at St Charles and take the first drive way on your left and you will have arrived.

From Port Angeles (US) to our Victoria B&B
Driving time from Seattle to Port Angeles is approximately 2 to 3 hours. Ferry crossing is approximately 90 minutes. Limited reservations are available. Cash only. The ferry docks in Victoria's Inner Harbor. Taxis are available at the terminal.

1. By car, turn left on Belleville and proceed to Government St.

2. Turn left and continue to Fort St.

3. Turn right on Fort St. and drive just over one mile until you come to St. Charles.

4. Turn right onto St Charles Street. Amethyst Inn is on the corner.

5. Turn left into the first driveway.

From Anacortes to our Victoria B&B
WA to Sidney B.C. Driving time from Seattle to Sidney is approximately 2 to 3 hours. This is a car and passenger ferry. There are limited departures which change seasonally. Crossing time is approximately 2 to 3 hours. Reservations are available.

1. Follow the signs To Victoria, via Hwy #17.

2. When you arrive in the city limits of Victoria, Highway #17 becomes Blanshard Street.

3. Stay on Blanshard Street for approximately two miles.

4. Watch for "View Street" which is the street one block before Fort Street. You will need to be in the left turn lane to be able to turn left at Fort Street (which is a one way street).

5. Fort St. becomes a two way street after about one mile. Approximately three blocks further you will see St Charles.

6. Turn right at St Charles and take the first drive way on your left and you will have arrived.

Travel to Victoria by Air

Vancouver Airport to our Victoria AirportPacific Coastal

Air Canada - Direct from Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.

Horizon Air - Direct from Seattle.

Pacific-Coastal - Direct from Vancouver International Airport South Terminal.

West Jet - Direct from Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary and Edmonton and points East.

Victoria Airport

Victoria International Airport - (YYJ) is located about 15kms from downtown Victoria.

Helicopter and Float Plane Service from Vancouver

Helijet International - Helicopter service from Vancouver’s Downtown Harbor and Vancouver International.

West Coast Air - Float Plane service from Vancouver’s Downtown Harbour.

Helicopter and Float Plane Service From Seattle

Helijet International - Helicopter service from Seattle’s Boeing Field.

Kenmor Air - Float Plane service from Lake Union or Kenmore WA.

Travel to Victoria by Sea

Pacific Coach Lines - Bus service from Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver’s Cruise Ship Docks and Vancouver International. Airport via BC Ferries to Victoria’s Downtown Bus Depot.

BC Ferries - Car and Passenger Service .

Victoria Clipper - Passenger only ferry. High speed catamaran departs from Seattle's Pier 69 to Victoria's Inner Harbor. Crossing time is 2-3 hours. To the Inn by taxi is approximately 10 minutes or 2 miles. Taxi fare is approximately $9 Cad.

Coho Ferry (Black Ball Transport) - Car and Passenger service. Departs Port Angeles, on the Washington State peninsula