Getting to Pender Island

Ferry Transportation
There are plenty of options when sailing to North Pender’s Otter Bay via the Swartz Bay terminal south of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Some are direct routes while others make stops at Galiano, Mayne and/or Saturna islands. Travellers from the BC mainland can catch morning ferries seven days a week from Tsawwassen. The two-hour passage includes stops on Galiano and Mayne islands and docks at Otter Bay which is a 10 minute walk to Currents Living should you decide to walk instead of bringing a car.

BC Ferries – Mainland/Vancouver and Vancouver Island to/from Gulf Islands

BC Ferries Web Cams – view live traffic.


Car Stops
An innovative ride-share program was launched in 2008 by the Moving Around Pender Alternative Transportation Society. Residents and visitors without wheels can get lifts from friendly islanders at more than two dozen voluntary “car stops” dotted around North and South Pender.


Air Transportation
Seair seaplanes arrive daily at the Port Washington wharf on North Pender. This 20 minute ride from South Airport in Vancouver lands at Port Washington which is a 20-minute walk to Currents. Or have the pilot call you a cab to await your arrival.

Seair Planes Website