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From Port Angeles, A Visit To Canada Is Just A Boat Ride Away

Cameron Birse
You can get to Salt Spring Island, BC, by starting trip in Port Angeles, Wash., and hopping on the Black Ball ferry.

Victoria, B.C., is a popular destination for visitors to the Pacific Northwest. From downtown Seattle, many people take the Victoria Clipper to get there via water.

But another good jumping off point for Victoria – and one that will let you bring a car – is Port Angeles. The city on the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula offers service via the Black Ball Ferry to the capital of British Columbia.

And as KNKX travel expert Matthew Brumley tells us this week – and has told us before – if you DO bring a car, there are many things to explore beyond the city of Victoria itself.


"Going Places" is 88.5's weekly exploration of travel. Our travel expert, Matthew Brumley, is co-founder of Earthbound Expeditions on Bainbridge Island, which provides small group travel to clients including KNKX. Never miss an episode again. Subscribe to Going Places with iTunes Google Play or Stitcher.

Ed Ronco is a former KNKX producer and reporter and hosted All Things Considered for seven years.