Winter Break 2022

DEC 16, 2022 -JAN 9, 2023

Hello Parents / Guardians,

Please enter your child’s arrival travel information by midnight Sunday, December 11th. Any travel requests or changes after this date will have to be arranged by the student/parents.

It would be very helpful, for the coordination of student pick up/drop off, if a note could be made in the MySchool comments section that your child is bringing a bicycle, boxes, skis, or more than 2 bags of large luggage.

Early Leave or Late Return Requests

Requests for early leave or late return must be submitted to the Houseparents for approval. If 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. Please note; Thursday December 15, Winter House Parties/Outings and house clean up occur on that day.

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 $120-$140 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 16th, buses will start leaving campus at 3:30am. Flights on this day should be booked to leave Victoria from 6:00am onwards.

  • Return - Monday, January 9th 2023 flights should return before 8:30pm, if possible.

Ferries - Brentwood travel will arrange for departure ferry tickets.

  • Departure - Friday December 16th, 9:00am Swartz Bay sailing from Victoria or the 8:25am Departure Bay sailing from Nanaimo.

  • Return - Monday, January 9th 2023, students need to be on the 5pm sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay or the 3:45pm sailing from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay. The only scheduled bus pick up times are 6:35pm at Swartz Bay and 5:25pm at Departure Bay.

Clipper - Victoria / Seattle - Students are responsible for their ferry tickets both directions.

  • Departure - Friday December 16th, 5:00pm sailing

  • Return - Monday, January 9th 2023, 8:00am sailing

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

Nanaimo – Harbour Air

  • Departure – Friday December 16th, flights should depart after 9:00am as these students will travel with the Nanaimo Ferry bound students.

  • Return -Monday, January 9th 2023, flights should return before 8:30pm, if possible.

Victoria – Harbour Air / Kenmore Air

  • Departure – Friday December 16th, flights that depart after 10:00am.

  • Return - Monday, January 9th 2023, flights should return before 8:30pm, if possible.

Picking up from the School

If you are planning on picking up your child from school or do not require school transportation, please select the option, Brentwood Gates. This lets the Houseparent and Transportation Department know that you have made other arrangements for your child.

How do I enter travel information?

Please login to MySchool (, 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 or call 250-743-5521.

If you have any technical questions, please do not hesitate to contact