A new ferry is in the works for downtown Victoria to Downtown Vancouver. V2V Vacations has locked down a vessel and is in the renovation process.

The company is holding a contest for the vessel’s exterior and are calling all local artists to submit their work. The hope is to create something that celebrates “the beauty of Vancouver Island’s waters, the culture and history of the region’s First Nations and inspiring stories of Victoria or Vancouver”.-Times Colonist

The winner of the contest will have their art work displayed on the V2V vessel and win two  Air Canada return business class flights from Vancouver to Brisbane, Australia. Ticket packages for V2V Empress will be given to 2nd-5th place winners.

To submit your work, email by Oct 31st. You are allowed to enter more than once as long as each piece is unique! They will be selecting the winner on Nov. 14th.

V2V Vacations is expected to open sometime next year. More details to come.



  1. The entire vessel will be painted? And will it be dry docked? Does it include clear coating? Does the artist provide all the marine enamel paint?

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