There are many routes from B.C. heading South. Today I’ll cover Leaving Vancouver Island. Unless you can fly, the only way to start the Journey south, is by either
- Departure Bay (Nanaimo BC) to Horseshoe Bay (North Vancouver BC)
- Duke Point (Nanaimo BC) to Tsawwassen (B.C. Close to U.S.A. border)
- Victoria B.C. (Swartz Bay) to Tsawwassen (B.C. Close to U.S.A. border)
- Sydney B.C. (Near Swartz Bay) to Anacortes Washington
- Fort Casey (near Anacortes) to Port Townsend Washington
- Victoria B.C. to Port Angeles Washington.
The B.C. Ferries tend to be more expensive than the Washington State Ferries, but offer many sailings. Reservations can be made on all the above ferry routes. Once arriving in Anacortes, you can go Straight East to Mount Vernon Washington and get on highway I-5 or go south, via ferry, to Port Townsend. The advantage of the Port Townsend route is that you would pick up highway I-5, south of Seattle.