One of the costs for getting to live on the Island!
We have started taking the trailer to Vancouver when we visit my Mom, in a senior's residence there, and stealth camping adjacent to the community park beside her residence. $102 extra each way for the trailer ($192 total). Way cheaper - and more convenient for us - than hotel.
We're traveling to US soon, and I compared three ways of getting off the Island -- BC Ferries $192Cdn, MV Coho Victoria to Port Angeles $177US/~$238Cdn, WashDot Sidney to Anacortes $179US/~$241Cdn (all three are comparable-length trips, although the Coho is very spartan compared to BC Ferries. On that basis, BC Ferries is a bargain.