To avoid the 3 hrs drive along the I-5 Hwy and possible extended wait times at the Peace Arch border crossing, perhaps the fastest & best way on how to get from Seattle to Victoria, is by ferry.
Please note that any crossing between the USA & Canada, whether by plane, vehicle or ferry, requires a valid passport.
Visitors often request ferry travel information on both the best way to get from Seattle to Vancouver Island, ( sometimes incorrectly referred to as Victoria Island), and the cheapest way to get to Victoria from Seattle.
"Victoria Island " is in fact located in the Canadian Arctic - but
Victoria BC is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island ,in Canada.
The downtown to downtown ferry Seattle -Victoria is approximately 2-3/4 hrs.
An equally beautiful alternate method of transportation between Seattle downtown & Victoria downtown is the daily float plane service into Victoria Harbour provided Harbour Air.
Call 1-800-686-0446 for float plane details
There is only one ferry system travelling from downtown Seattle to downtown
Victoria. That ferry is a high-speed, 425 seat passenger-only catamaran.
Three seat classes are available on the ferry: economy fare seats, comfort class seats & Vista Class.
Note that this site shows the economy fare seat price which is non-changeable non-cancellable & non refundable. For seat upgrades or changeable / cancellable seats, call 1-800-686-0446
If planning a stay in Victoria and to maximize travel dollars, one can secure the cheapest Victoria BC Clipper tickets by booking a combo ferry / hotel package.