Long Harbour ferry port in Salt Spring Island connects you with Tsawwassen in Canada with a choice of up to 28 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Long Harbour to Tsawwassen crossing is from 1 hour 23 minutes and the crossing is operated by BC Ferries.
Used as the gateway to mainland Canada, Long Harbour is located on the east coast of Salt Spring Island, which lays to the east of Canada. The only ferry route out of Long Harbour is to Tsawwassen on the Canadian east coast and it takes around 1 hour 20 minutes.
Long Harbour is very much a holiday destination which caters to those who enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle in beautiful, natural surroundings. Diving, cycling and kayaking are all popular pastimes with both tourists and permanent residents; once visitors witness the stunning landscapes it is easy to see why many people spend so much time in Long Harbour’s great outdoors. In the summer, the beaches are worthwhile visiting; they are typically long and narrow with a forest resting behind, differing from the usual stretches of sand and sun-loungers.
Away from the energetic activity synonymous with Long Harbour, there are also options for visitors who prefer a more relaxed approach to life. There is a market every Saturday and Tuesday, though they don’t run all year round, as well as several small independent shops perfect for a day browsing for some bargains. After a day shopping, there are some hidden spots away from the busy areas which are ideal for whale watching, providing a cost-free way to spend a few hours.
There are several ways to get around Long Harbour, even without a car. In keeping with the healthy lifestyle, many choose a bicycle as their mode of transport, though there are rental scooters and cars or even a taxi for convenient transport.
1000 Long Harbour Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2L8
If you need to spend a night at or near Long Harbour ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Long Harbour Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!