Thanksgiving Break 2021

OCTOBER 8-11, 2021

Hello Parents / Guardians,

Please enter your child’s arrival travel information by midnight Sunday, October 3rd. Any travel requests or changes after this date will have to be arranged by the student/parents.


Early Leave or Late Return Requests

Requests for early leave or late return must be submitted to the Houseparents for approval. In the event the request is approved, the school will provide transportation, if available, for a fee that is indicated below. If school transportation is not available, the student/parents will be notified and will be responsible for booking and paying for the taxi/car service.

When booking flights, please note the approved leave dates and times. Students will not be charged if they travel within these times. Any transportation outside of these approved leave dates and times will result in a charge of $85-$100 each direction.

Brentwood will supply transportation for the following (all times are PST):

Victoria Airport please note: we do not provide travel to or from Nanaimo Airport.

  • Departure - Friday, October 8th, buses will start leaving campus at 1:00pm. Flights on this day should be booked to leave Victoria from 4:00 pm onwards.

  • Return - Monday, October 11th, flights should return before 8:30pm, if possible.

Ferries - Brentwood travel will arrange for departure ferry tickets.

  • Departure - Friday, October 8th 3:00 pm Swartz Bay sailing from Victoria or the 3:30 pm Departure Bay sailing from Nanaimo.

  • Return - Monday, October 11th, students need to be on the 7pm sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay or the 6:20pm sailing from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay. The only scheduled bus pick up times are 8.35PM at Swartz Bay and 8:00pm at Departure Bay.

Clipper - Victoria / Seattle - Clipper has limited services. Please check their website for details on travel to the US. www.clippervacations.com/seattle-victoria-ferry/ Students are responsible for their ferry tickets both directions.

  • Departure - TBD

Float Planes - please note: we do not provide travel to or from Maple Bay.

Nanaimo – Harbour Air

  • Departure – Friday, October 8th, flights should depart after 3:30 pm as these students will travel with the Nanaimo Ferry bound students.

  • Return - Monday, October 11th, flights should return before 8:30pm, if possible.

Victoria – Harbour Air / Kenmore Air

  • Departure – Friday, October 8th, flights that depart after 3:30 pm.

  • Return - Monday, October 11th, flights should return before 8:30pm, if possible.

Picking up from the School

If you are planning on picking up your child at school please select the option, Brentwood Gates. This lets the Houseparent and Transportation Department know that you have made arrangements for your child.

How do I enter travel information?

Please login to MySchool (http://myschool.brentwood.bc.ca), and click Travel System on the left hand navigation to enter your travel details for this travel period.

If you have any travel questions, please email travelquestions@brentwood.bc.ca or call 250-743-5521.

If you have any technical questions, please do not hesitate to contact helpdesk@brentwood.bc.ca