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BC Ferries adding extra sailings for upcoming long weekend

Last Updated May 11, 2017 at 10:52 am PDT

BC Ferries is in for busy Labour Day weekend and adds extra sailings to deal with the volume of travelers. (Source: Twitter @BCFerries)
Summary

Victoria Day long weekend one of the busiest holidays for BC Ferries

Most travellers heading to Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast

WEST VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Ahead of what’s expected to be a very busy long weekend, BC Ferries is adding over 85 extra sailings on its most popular routes for Victoria Day. Extra service will be made available from May 18th through to May 23rd.

  • 60 extra sailings are scheduled on the Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay route
  • 15 extra sailings are scheduled on the Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay route
  • 10 extra sailings are scheduled on the Horseshoe Bay – Langdale route
  •  4 extra sailings are scheduled on the Earls Cove – Saltery Bay route

 

The crown corporation says the most popular travel times for the long weekend are expected to be Thursday and Friday afternoon, and early Saturday morning with most people leaving from Tsawwassen and Horseshoe Bay terminals.

Historically, BC Ferries says travellers head to Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.

A reminder from May 18th to September 15th, BC Ferries is offering passenger vehicle and driver fares of between $39 to $59 on some sailings on the Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen – Duke Point, Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay routes and $39 return-trip fares on the Horseshoe Bay – Langdale route on select evening sailings.

“Our latest promotion starts in time for the Victoria Day long weekend so our customers can take advantage of deep discounts on select sailings over the weekend,” says Janet Carson with BC Ferries.

To learn more about the summer rates click here.