An International Travellers' Ground Transportation Guide
Victoria Tour Ideas
Don't miss the opportunity to visit the magnificent Butchart Gardens, Victoria's most famous attraction. This 55-acre garden of colorful and aromatic flowers is a popular attraction in Victoria that should not be missed. Situated just 35 minutes drive from Victoria, Butchart Gardens are made for relaxed strolling, with 55 fragrant acres of flowers, landscaped theme gardens, streams and lily ponds to visit.
This great-value tour includes admission to Butchart Gardens and a choice of several return shuttles during the summer, so you can enjoy the gardens at your leisure.
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Take a whale-watching tour from Victoria to spot orcas (killer whales), humpback whales, gray whales and minke whales. You'll also spot Dall's porpoise and harbor porpoise and enjoy Vancouver Island's spectacular scenery.
More Things to do in Victoria, including Tours, Layover, and Overnight Ideas
Welcome to the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal car rental page. We list all the information you need to know about Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal car rental options, including which side do you drive on, manual or automatic transmission, local Victoria driving stress, licences, and more. You may also compare your Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal car hire options and search for the best available Victoria car rental rates in the search box below. Some advice on how to protect yourself when renting a car.
Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal Car Rentals & Car Hires
There are no car rental agents at the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal.
Car rentals are available either in Sidney or at the Victoria International Airport (YYJ), both nearby. Sidney is an easy bus ride away, and this is what the majority of travellers do if they would like a car once they are off the ferry.
Alternatively if you are staying in downtown Victoria, it may be easier to catch the bus to downtown and then pick up your car there
Victoria Driving Information:
|Driving is on the right side of the road.|
|All Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal cars are automatic transmission.|
|Your local drivers' licence is required.|
An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language.
|An IDP allows an individual to drive a motor vehicle locally and it must be accompanied by a valid drivers' license from your home country. Details on if an IDP will be required will be given when you pick up your car.|
|Victoria Driving Stress Level: 2/10|
Victoria has non-aggressive, and slow drivers. The Pat Bay highway into town has several traffic lights, meaning that you will rarely reach the speed limit.
If you decide to explore Vancouver Island, drive with care. While the Malahat Drive (a section of the highway between Victoria and Duncan) is scenic, it is also dangerous, with more than its fair share of fatalities. Reduce the risk by driving in daylight, using designated pull-outs for gawking (otherwise, keep your eyes on the road!), avoid driving in poor weather, and adhere to posted signs and speed limits.
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Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal Layover Ideas & Things to do in Victoria
Do you have an extended stopover or overnight layover at Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal? We have some suggestions of things to do in Victoria.
Take a unique pedicab tour through Victoria's Old Town and Chinatown districts where you will be entertained with ghost stories as you pass shops that have been in business for over 100 years. Victoria has some wonderful hidden secrets which you'll learn as you roll through the streets and alleys.
Hop on a pedicab and let your professional tour guide roll you through the quiet streets and trails of beautiful Victoria, Canada. Pass through tree-lined streets dotted with century old heritage homes and travel along the coast to enjoy views of the ocean and glacial topped mountains.
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Craigdarroch Castle is one of the most famous sightseeing points in Victoria. Join this pedicab tour to see the landmark in a unique way! Your professional tour guides will take you to the Lt. Governor's grounds where Queen Elizabeth has stayed, past some of Victoria's oldest and largest churches, as well as inside the castle itself.
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