WINTER BREAK 2021-22

DEC. 17, 2021 - JAN. 10, 2022

Hello Parents / Guardians,

Please enter your child’s arrival travel information by midnight Sunday, December 12th. 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.


International Students requiring PCR test for travel

Please fill out the PCR test travel form using the link below. We welcome the information as soon as possible and will close the link on December 5, 2021, as we need time to swab and process the tests in time for departures on December 17.

International Travel PCR Link - December


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, December 17th, buses will start leaving campus at 3:30am. Flights on this day should be booked to leave Victoria from 6:00 am onwards.

  • Return - Monday, January 10th, flights should return before 8:30pm, if possible.

Ferries - Brentwood travel will arrange for departure ferry tickets.

  • Departure - Friday, December 17th, 9:00 am Swartz Bay sailing from Victoria or the 8:25 am Departure Bay sailing from Nanaimo.

  • Return - Monday, January 10th, students need to be on the 7pm sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay or the 6:35pm sailing from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay. The only scheduled bus pick up times are 8.25PM at Swartz Bay and 8:15pm 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, December 17th, flights should depart after 9:00 am as these students will travel with the Nanaimo Ferry bound students.

  • Return - Monday, January 10th, flights should return between 7pm and 8:30pm, if possible, so that they can be picked up with the Departure Bay Ferry students.

Victoria – Harbour Air / Kenmore Air

  • Departure – Friday, December 17th, flights that depart after 9:00 am.

  • Return - Monday, January 10th, 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