Spring break travel survival guide: Where are you heading?

Starting Friday, many families across the province will hop a plane, catch a ferry or pack into a car to head out on a spring break trip.

Many students are off for two weeks, but not all at the same time. Students in Vancouver have their March break from the 13 to the 27 while those in Victoria start their two weeks of freedom on March 20.

Regardless, it means that B.C.'s borders, airports and ferry terminals could be busy during this time.

Vancouver's International Aiport has never been busier, and spring break sees an increase in travellers.

Between March 11 and 31, up to 1.4 million travellers will pass through YVR.

"That works out to be between 60,500 and 68,500 travellers a day depending on the day," said Tess Messmer with the airport.   

So check here to see how your flight is doing what the airport itself recommends for travellers. There are also teams of green coat volunteers who are stationed throughout the terminal to take questions.

Sailing somewhere?

Meanwhile, BC Ferries is offering half-priced fares on some of its routes for passengers, while kids aged 11 and under will be able to sail for free starting on Saturday, March 11 until March 30.

"We do expect to see a bit of increase in passengers," said Deborah Marshall who speaks for BC Ferries, but added the volume is spread out because of the different breaks for students.

Check in to see how busy terminals are and consider making a reservation so you don't end up spending too much time at the terminals' parks and play structures.

BC Ferries will add extra sailings on weekends between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay.

Cross-border shopping?

​The exchange rate for the loonie continues to hover around 74 cents US, that could be enough entice some shoppers across the border.

Have a look to see what line-ups are like if it's something you're considering doing over the break.

Meanwhile, as winter continues to pack a punch for much of the province, it's worth taking a good look to see what road conditions are like.

The province has a camera trained on most of the major roads. For delays, accidents and closures check Drive BC.