The Pacific Jamboree Transportation team will get you (and your stuff) from here to there! PJ Transport looks after coordinating arrivals and departures of Participants and OOS and moving Participants between Camp Barnard and the many off-site activities.

PJ 2019 Travel Handbook

Getting to Camp Barnard

By Air: For those arriving by Air, Victoria International Airport is located approximately 2 hours from Camp Barnard.  Information on the Airport may be found on their website.

Note: PJ2019 Management has obtained a Discount Code for WestJet  – email for the code.   

By Road: For those arranging their own transportation and driving from the Victoria area, Camp Barnard is located approximately 1 hour drive from Victoria. Location information can be found on Camp Barnard’s website under the Contact Tab.

By Ferry: Note: BC Ferries offers discounts for groups of 10 or more and information can be found on their website.

Swartz Bay: For those arranging their own Bus or Car Transportation from Vancouver, Camp Barnard is located approximately 2 hours drive from Swartz Bay Terminal. Information on the Terminal may be found on their website..

Departure Bay: For those arranging their own Bus or Car Transportation from Vancouver’s North Shore, Camp Barnard is located approximately a 3-hour drive from Departure Terminal which is in Nanaimo. Information on the Terminal may be found on their website.

Check back in 2019 for details regarding arrivals and departures and how to book your spot on the bus!

Transportation FAQ

The Pacific Jamboree will be here before you know it! To help participants and volunteers plan to attend camp, we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions. Detailed information will be posted as soon as possible.

Will the Jamboree be organizing transportation to and from camp?
Yes! The Jamboree is organizing transportation for Offer of Service and Participants before and after the Jamboree.

You should indicate your travel plans in your registration form.  If your plans change, update your registration form.  The Transport team will be contacting the each OOS with details around their indicated travel plans. 

Where can I meet the transportation offered by the Jamboree?
Offers of Service– Busses will pick up registered riders at the Swartz Bay ferry terminal and Victoria International Airport (YYJ).  Transportation will be available for Arrivals on July 3rd, 4th, and 5thand Departures on July 14th.

Participants– Patrols that register to travel to/from camp will start their travels on July 6thby dropping off all patrol gear at the Tsawwassen Mills shopping mall. After dropping off equipment, Patrols will board buses for a short ride to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal. All passengers will walk onto the ferry. In Swartz Bay, registered riders will board buses for the 1.5 hr ride to Camp Barnard. All Patrol Gear will be trucked to camp.

I’m flying into Vancouver International Airport (YVR) or Abbotsford Airport (YXX). Will the Jamboree provide transportation from this airport to the Jamboree?
Transportation will be available from Swartz Bay (OOS Only) or Tsawwassen (Participants Only) Ferry Terminals, or from Victoria International Airport (YYJ). We encourage all participants and volunteers flying to the Jamboree to make Victoria (YYJ) their final destination.

If you cannot make Victoria International Airport your final destination, we encourage you to visit the Pacific Jamboree Facebook page to try and connect with local groups or share local ground transportation options to meet the group transportation offered by the Jamboree.

Will discounts be available for groups driving onto the ferry or walking on and making their own travel arrangements to camp?
The Jamboree is providing an all-inclusive arrival plan for participants and offer of service which includes gear transportation. As a result, we are not offering any discounts for private vehicles or other passenger types.

Is the cost of travelling to and from the Jamboree included in the camp fees?
For some participants, Camp Barnard is a short drive from home. For others, it may take a day to travel to camp! To provide a fair approach, the cost of travelling to camp is the responsibility of each participant and offer of service and is not included in your camp fees. The fee for travel on the PJ Busses will be posted soon.

Is there parking? 

There is limited parking available, approximately 1,500 m from the campsite. Please car pool as much as possible. If you plan to park in the parking lot, once your car is parked, it will remain in that spot for the duration of camp.

No vehicles will be permitted on the camp site after the start of PJ.

Will trailers be allowed? 

You may use a trailer to bring your gear and equipment to the main loading area. Trailers cannot be left at the camp sites during the event. We do not have facilities to allow the use of camper trailers or RVs.

Travel Discount Codes

WestJet is able to offer 5% off Econo* and 10% off Flex and Plus fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off Flex and 10% off Plus base fares for guests travelling Trans-border** into and out of Victoria. Travel must take place between July 1-20, 2019. The discount will apply to one way or round trip travel. To take advantage of this offer, please contact the Participant Registrar or the OOS Registrar to request the discount code.

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