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English Inn

The English Inn Hotel & Victoria Attractions

Directions to the English Inn By Plane, Car & Ferry

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Travel Information

By Car:

The English Inn is located in suburb of Victoria known as Esquimalt.  If you are driving from Victoria International Airport or from Swartz Bay Terminal, the drive will be approximately 30 minutes. Exit the ferry terminal and follow the signs into Victoria on Highway 17 South/Patricia Bay Highway.  Continue along Highway 17 for approximately 30 kms until you reach Pandora Street.  Turn right onto Pandora, heading west.  Follow Pandora until you reach the Johnston Street Bridge, and proceed over the bridge.  Once over the bridge, follow Esquimalt Road to Lampson Street.  At Lampson Street, turn left, heading south.  The English Inn is located a few blocks down, at 429 Lampson Street.

Public Transit is also available to the street in front of the hotel from the airport, the ferry terminals, and most other locations in the greater Victoria area.  Please refer to the website at www.bctransit.com for further information.

By Air:

If you are flying to Victoria via the Victoria International Airport, the drive to the English Inn is approximately 30 minutes.  Car rentals are available at the airport.  In addition, many taxi companies are available take you directly to the inn.

If you are flying into Vancouver via the Vancouver International Airport, you can make your way by air to the Victoria International Airport or to Victoria’s inner harbour.  Refer to the list below for further information about carriers. Alternatively, you can make your way to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to board a ferry to Victoria on Vancouver Island.  Please refer to www.bcferries.com for more information.

If you are flying into Victoria’s Inner Harbour, you can hire a taxi for the approximately 5-10 minute drive to the English Inn.  If driving from the Inner Harbour take Wharf Street north and turn left onto Esquimalt Road. Proceed over the Johnston Street Bridge, and follow Esquimalt Road for a few minutes until you reach Lampson Street.  Turn left onto Lampson Street, heading south, and make your way to the English Inn at 429 Lampson Street.

Flying into Victoria International Airport or Victoria Harbour (in downtown Victoria) provides spectacular views of the Gulf Islands, rolling landscape and natural scenery. Here are a few of our favourite options:

Westjet Airlines www.westjet.com 

Air Canada www.aircanada.com 

Helijet www.helijet.com
Helicopter service between downtown Vancouver, Vancouver Airport, and downtown Victoria

Harbour Air www.harbour-air.com
Seaplane flights between Victoria and Vancouver and various other Vancouver Island locations/

Pacific Coastal Airlines www.pacific-coastal.com 
PCA provides direct air service between Vancouver and Victoria International Airport. 

Westcoast Air www.westcoastair.com
Twin Otter floatplane service between Victoria's Inner Harbour, Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast. Seasonal flights to Whistler and charter flights available.

Kenmore Air www.kenmoreair.com
Sea plane flights from Seattle and Washington State into Victoria Inner Harbour, Pat Bay and the Gulf Islands. Charter flights available.

By Water/Ferry:

Marine transportation is very important to Vancouver Island for access to the mainland of British Columbia and Washington. There are no bridges connecting the island to the mainland, although the idea of building one has been brought up many times. The only vehicle access to Vancouver Island is via ferries operated by BC Ferries, Washington State Ferries and Black Ball Transport Inc. There are six vehicle ferry routes:

BC Ferries www.bcferries.com

  • Tsawwassen, BC (38 km south of Vancouver) - Swartz Bay BC (32 km or 20 mi north of Victoria)
    Crossing time: 1 hour 35 minutes; 8 sailings per day in the fall, winter, and spring with extra sailings during holidays and summer
  • Tsawwassen, BC - Duke Point, BC (13 km or 8 mi south of Nanaimo)
    Crossing time: 2 hours; 8 round trips daily
  • Horseshoe Bay, BC (20 km or 12 mi northwest of Vancouver) - Departure Bay, BC (3 km or 2 mi north of Nanaimo)
    Crossing time: 1 hour 35 minutes; Sailings every 2 hours with extra sailings during holidays and summer
  • Powell River, BC - Comox, BC
    Crossing time: 1 hour 20 minutes; 4 round trips daily

Washington State Ferries www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries

  • Anacortes, WA - Sidney, BC

Crossing time: 3 hours (not counting stops in the San Juan Islands)

Black Ball Transport www.cohoferry.com

  • Port Angeles WA - Victoria BC
    Crossing time: 1 hour 30 minutes; 1 or 2 round trips daily

In addition, there are three passenger-only ferry services from the Mainland to Vancouver Island:

Victoria Clipper www.clippervacations.com

  • Seattle, WA - Victoria, BC
    Crossing time: 2 hour 45 minutes; 1 to 3 round trips daily

Victoria Express www.victoriaexpress.com

  • Port Angeles, WA - Victoria, BC (operates May through September)
    Crossing time: 1 hour

Victoria San Juan Cruises www.whales.com

  • Bellingham, WA - Victoria, BC (operates one trip per day May through October)
    Crossing time: 3 hours

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