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Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal

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Tsawwassen is a strategic link in the Salish Sea Marine Trail transportation chain, allowing access from the mainland to Nanaimo, Victoria and walk-off launch opportunities to many of the Gulf Islands such as Sturdies Bay (Galiano), Long Harbour (Salt Spring) and Village Bay (Mayne Island). Note that paddlers wishing to walk on here and paddle back must navigate past shoreline heavily used for industrial shipping.  Tsawwassen is a strategic link in the Salish Sea Marine Trail transportation chain, allowing access from the mainland to Nanaimo, Victoria and walk-off launch opportunities to many of the Gulf Islands such as Sturdies Bay (Galiano), Long Harbour (Salt Spring) and Village Bay (Mayne Island). Note that paddlers wishing to walk on here and paddle back must navigate past shoreline heavily used for industrial shipping.  

Terminal access:

Use the foot passenger entrance. Load and unload cartop boats in the passenger drop or pickup zone or adjacent in the short-term parking. The boat must be taken into ticketing area. This requires negotiating barriers, tight turns and narrow doorways. You would just need to let the ticket agent know or any other uniformed employee in the area that you are travelling with a kayak and would like some help.  The gate is a long way around if you are travelling out of berth 3-5 so is not always the best option.  BC Ferries happy to assist in any way we can to help with the processing and transferring through the terminal.

Terminal egress:

Cross the roadway to the building exterior. A gate leads from the roadway to the passenger drop-off area. The gate is always unlocked. There is a button that gets pushed to release the gate.

Associated launch site:

Tsawwassen causeway

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