Day Trip Seattle to Victoria on the Clipper
Plan a day trip from Seattle to Victoria on the Clipper ferry. Below is a suggested itinerary for a day trip to BC’s Capital city Victoria.
Throughout your day in Victoria, you’ll find the city’s compact size, well-maintained sidewalks, and pedestrian-friendly streets make it easy and enjoyable to explore on foot. So lace up your walking shoes and immerse yourself in the beauty and charm of Canada’s most walkable city.
- Early Morning Departure from Seattle: Catch an early morning ferry from Seattle to Victoria. leaving Seattle at 8 am you’ll arrive in Victoria at 11 am. Located at Pier 69 in downtown Seattle. Make sure you have your passports and id’s.
- Ferry Ride: Enjoy the scenic ferry ride across Puget Sound and through the beautiful Gulf Islands. The ferry ride takes approximately 3 hours.
- Arrival in Victoria Inner Harbour: Begin your day at Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour. Take a stroll along the waterfront, admiring the iconic landmarks such as the Parliament Buildings, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, and the Royal BC Museum.
- Explore Bastion Square: Head to Bastion Square, a historic area lined with charming heritage buildings housing shops, galleries, and restaurants. Explore the cobblestone streets and discover local artisans’ work in the boutiques.
- Wander through Chinatown: Victoria’s Chinatown is one of the oldest in Canada and boasts a vibrant atmosphere with colourful storefronts, traditional architecture, and bustling markets. Take a stroll through Fan Tan Alley, the narrowest street in Canada, and explore the shops and eateries.
- Afternoon Tea: Consider indulging in the British tradition of afternoon tea at one of Victoria’s elegant tearooms. The Fairmont Empress Hotel is famous for its afternoon tea service and offers a luxurious setting overlooking the Inner Harbour.
- Return to Seattle: In the late afternoon or early evening, head back to the ferry terminal to Seattle. Again, check the ferry schedule and arrive early to avoid any delays.
- Evening Arrival in Seattle: Arrive back in Seattle in the evening, reflecting on a memorable day trip to Victoria.
Remember to bring your passport or other valid identification for customs when crossing the border between the United States and Canada.