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If you are traveling with your bicycle, there are a few things you need to ask carriers:Do they accept bikes?
Note: if they say yes, then pin them down on whether bikes are always accepted, or only when space permits. (Which leads to...)
Do they have a maximum capacity for bikes? If so, do they accept reservations?
Is a reservation needed for bikes?
Is there a cost for bikes?
Do they have bike racks?
Does the bike need to be disassembled and/or packaged?




Airlines
Victoria International Airport Real-time Schedule
Air Canada

http://www.aircanada.ca
In partnership with their regional partner, Air BC, Air Canada offers 18 flights per day from Vancouver in addition to non-stop service from Calgary and non-stop seasonally from Toronto. 
Bicycles: The charge for a bicycle is CDN$65.00 within Canada, CDN$65.00/US$50.00 to the United States, and no charge on international flights if total checked luggage is no more than two pieces. If the bicycle is additional to two pieces of luggage, then transport costs vary depending on location - check for details when you book your flight. The bike can be packaged in a box or in a bike bag, provided free at the airport. The tires must be deflated, pedals removed and handlebars set sideways. You should do this either before you leave home or bring the appropriate tools, as tools are not available at the airport check-in.
U.S. airlines prefer boxes. You may experience challenges if you carry your bike in a bag. If you do use your Air Canada bag, hang on to it for your return journey. Some airports may not have boxes or bags
Telephone: (250)-370-9429
Toll-Free: (800)-661-3936
Fax: (250)-370-9439
995 Brighton
Victoria British Columbia
Canada V8S 2G4

Harbour Air Seaplanes

http://www.harbour-air.com/
Harbour Air Seaplanes has scheduled services between Victoria and Vancouver. Their hours of operation are: 7:00am-7: 00pm 
Bicycles: There is no extra charge for bicycles; however, they accept them on a standby basis only, as their cargo hold is quite small. Please bring some large plastic bags to cover the oily parts of your bike, to protect other luggage in the hold.
Telephone: (250)-384-2215 
Toll-Free: (800)-665-0212 
Fax: (250)-385-2234 
victoria@harbourair.com 
950 Wharf Street
Victoria
British Columbia
Canada V8W 1T3

Helijet International Incorporated
 
http://www.helijet.com
Helijet International offers scheduled helicopter service to Downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver International Airport and Seattle's King County International Airport at Boeing Field. The languages spoken are English, French, German and Tajalag. 
Bicycles: There is no extra charge for bikes, but you are asked to call ahead to ensure that there is sufficient cargo space. Your bike must be packaged in a box.
Telephone: (250)-382-6222 
Toll-Free: (800)-665-4354
79 Dallas Road 
Victoria British Columbia
Canada V8V 1A1

Pacific Coastal Airlines
 
http://www.pacific-coastal.com 
Pacific Coastal Airlines has been serving communities on the west coast of BC with scheduled flights for over 40 years. They have scheduled flights between Vancouver and Victoria, as well as other smaller coastal communities. Their hours of operation are 6am-7pm (PST). Reservations can be made from 6:30am to 9pm
Bicycles: There is no charge to transport bikes, and your bike does not have to be packaged, although they may request that you take your front wheel off in order to fit your bike into the luggage hold. Please bring a few plastic bags to cover your drivetrain, to protect other luggage in the hold from oil staining.
Toll-Free: (800)-663-2872 
Fax: (250)-920-0064
psopel@island.net 
117-4440 Cowley Crescent
Richmond British Columbia
Canada V7B 1B8

West Coast Air
 
http://www.westcoastair.com 
West Coast Air offers year-round Twin Otter scheduled floatplane service between Downtown Victoria and Downtown Vancouver. Summer hours are May-October 6:30am-7: 30pm PST). Winter hours change according to daylight hours. 
Bicycles: There is no charge for bicycles, although they ask that you call ahead to let them know you're bringing a bike. They may request that you take your front wheel off, to fit your bike into the baggage hold.
Telephone: (250)-388-4521
Toll-Free: (800)-347-2222 
Fax: (250)-388-5490
info@westcoastair.com
1000 Wharf Street
Victoria British Columbia
Canada V8W 1T4

WestJet Airlines Ltd

http://www.westjet.com
WestJet Airlines operates short- haul, low fare air service throughout Western Canada, serving twelve destinations: Vancouver, Abbotsford, Fraser Valley, Kelowna, Prince George, Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg and Thunder Bay. The hours of operation: 7am to 7 PM. The languages spoken by front line staff are English, limited French, Spanish and Japanese. Scheduled service available. 
Bicycles: The charge for a bike is $40.00 (plus GST). They prefer the bike to be in a box, but they provide bike bags if necessary. Cyclists are requested to deflate their bike tires, remove their pedals and turn their handlebars sideways, parallel with the frame. No advance notice is required to bring a bike on a flight.
Telephone: (250)-655-6000
Toll-Free: (800)-538-5696 
Fax: (250)-656-6978
126-1640 Electra Blvd. 
Sidney British Columbia
Canada V8L 5V4

Airporter Buses (Back to Top)
AKAL Airport Shuttle Bus (Airporter) 
http://www.akalairporter.travel.bc.ca/
The AKAL Airporter provides daily 1/2-hour service, from 4:40 am to midnight, to and from the Victoria International Airport to all Hotels and Motels, the University of Victoria and CFB Esquimalt. The regular fare is $13 per person, one way and $23 round trip. The family rate is $30 and groups are $8 per person. All fares include GST. Scheduled services are available. 
Bicycles: Bikes are accepted if space permits. Your bike must be in a box, and the charge is $6.00. All prices are in Canadian dollars.
Telephone: (250)-386-2525
Toll-Free: (877)-386-2525 
Fax: (250)-386-2526
airportshuttle@csp.net
767 Audley Street
Victoria British Columbia
Canada V8X 2V4

Empress Transportation Company (1996) Ltd.
 
Empress offers 24-hour taxi service, 7 days a week, covering the entire South Island. Bicycles fit into the trunk of the cab for no extra charge.
Telephone: (250)-360-8490
Toll-Free: (800)-808-6881 
Fax: (250)-381-2227
duane@direct.ca 
3520 Quadra Street
Victoria British Columbia
Canada V8X 3G9

Victoria Taxi
 
taxi@victoriataxi.com 
Victoria taxi offers 24-hr taxi service, 7 days a week. 
Bicycles: There may be an extra charge for bicycles, since if there are two or more of you with bikes and panniers you'll need a station wagon to carry it all. There is a $5.00 charge for use of the wagon, unless you are traveling to or from the airport. Request the station wagon, if needed, when you call the dispatcher.
Telephone: (250)-383-7111
Fax: 250-380-7111
2024 Douglas Street
Victoria British Columbia
Canada V8T 4L1

Buses (Back to Top)
Laidlaw Coach Lines
http://www.grayline.ca/victoria/index.asp
Bicycles: $10.70 charge. Bike must be in a box.
Telephone: (250)-385-4411
Fax: (250)-388-9461
ggale@pinc.com
700 Douglas Street
Victoria British Columbia
Canada V8W 2B3

Pacific Coach Lines
 
http://www.pacificcoach.com
Pacific Coach Lines offers year-round regular scheduled services from downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria plus service to and from the Victoria and Vancouver Airports. 
Bicycles: There is no extra charge for a bike but it must be in a box.
Telephone: (250)-385-3348
Fax: (250)-953-0796
Toll-Free: (800)-661-1725 
info@pacificcoach.com 
#660-1070 Douglas Street
Victoria British Columbia
Canada V8W 2C4

Ferries (Back to Top)
BC Ferries
http://www.bcferries.bc.ca
BC Ferries offers passenger and vehicle ferries serving coastal British Columbia, including Vancouver, Victoria, Gulf Islands and Mill Bay. Check the website for detailed schedule for hours of operation.
Bicycles: Bicycles are accepted on all routes. Charges for bikes vary depending on route (see website).

Telephone: (250)-386-3431
Toll-Free: (888)-BC-FERRY
Fax: (250)-388-7754
1112 Fort Street
Victoria British Columbia
Canada V8V 4V2

Black Ball Transport
 
http://www.cohoferry.com
Black ball transport offers year-round, daily vehicle/passenger ferry service between Victoria, BC and Port Angeles, WA. The ferry dock is in Victoria's Inner Harbour.
Bicycles: They have bike racks and charge US$3.50 per bike in addition to the passenger charge.
Telephone: (250)-386-2202
Fax: (250)-386-2207 
blackball@pacificcoast.net
430 Belleville Street
Victoria British Columbia
Canada V8V 1W9

Washington State Ferries

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/
Washington State Ferries offers year-round scheduled service between Sidney, the San Juan Islands and Anacortes.
Bicycles: Bikes are accepted for an additional $4.60 surcharge. Large groups (50 people or more) are requested to phone ahead to reserve space for their bikes.
Telephone: (250)-656-1831
Fax: (250)-656-3760
jrona@coastnet.com
Box 2248
Sidney British Columbia
Canada V8L 3Y3

Victoria Clipper
 
http://www.victoriaclipper.com 
The Victoria Clipper offers year-round, first class passenger cruise services between Seattle, Victoria, and the San Juan Islands. Overnight packages are available. The hours of operation are daily, year round. Scheduled service is available. 
Bicycles: are accepted for an additional US$10.00. Maximum bike capacity: 6 bikes. Bike space must be reserved. All panniers and accessories (water bottle, pump, light, etc.) must be removed from the bike. Luggage can be checked in. Bring an extra bag to hold your bike accessories if you do not have space for them in your panniers. 
Telephone: (206)-448-5000
Toll-Free: (800)-888-2535 
Fax: (206)-443-2583
reservations@victoriaclipper.com
2701 Alaskan Way
Pier 69 Seattle Washington
USA 98121

Trains (Back to Top)
VIA Rail Canada Inc. 
Do not accept bikes!

Transit (Back to Top)
BC Transit

http://www.bctransit.com/regions/vic/
BC Transit provides local bus service in the Greater Victoria area, including ferry terminals but excluding the Victoria International Airport.
Bicycles: Most buses are equipped with bike racks that hold two bikes, and there is no charge to carry bikes.
Telephone: (250)-385-2551
Fax: (250)-995-5639

520 Gorge Road East
Box 610 Victoria
British Columbia
Canada V8W 2P3

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