Tourism Tofino, BC Ferries partner for free ferry ride

Throughout April Tourism Tofino is offering complimentary BC Ferries vouchers to Tofino tourists as part of a new “Get on the Water” Campaign.

The campaign is aimed at attracting visitors to the West Coast’s abundance of wildlife watching opportunities.

April is prime-time for whale watching on the West Coast because of the annual migration of over 20,000 Grey whales on their 13,000 km journey from the waters of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula to the Bering Sea.

This migration makes local waters a premier destination for whale fans and over a dozen charter companies in Tofino are set to guide visitors through the West Coast’s experiences.

The one-way BC Ferries voucher is good for a standard vehicle, driver and passenger from Departure Bay or Duke Point to Tsawwassen or Horseshoe Bay in Vancouver.

“We are excited to offer complimentary ferry passage to travellers from the Lower Mainland, British Columbia,” said General Manager of Tourism Tofino Kirsten Soder.

“Spring arrives early in Tofino and April offers a variety of unique adventures and wildlife encounters available nowhere else in the world. We’re making it easy for travellers to enjoy Tofino’s wide variety of accommodations and on-the-water activities at this time of year, and although you can fly in and out of Tofino daily from Vancouver, the ferry to Vancouver Island is a hallmark of the coastal BC experience,” Soder said.

BC Ferries’ Vice President of Marketing and Travel Services Janet Carson said BC Ferries was happy to get on board the promotion.

“The ‘Get On the Water’ promotion is sure to appeal to travellers looking for the type of unique experience that Tofino offers,” Carson said.

The free ferry ride deal will run through April 1-30 and a limited number of vouchers are available.

To qualify for the offer visitors must register to stay at a Tofino accommodation for at least two nights and sign up for at least one guided marine tour.

Registration is mandatory for the promotion at www.freeferry. ca.