VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It appears many people are trying to get a jumpstart on a getaway for the first weekend without B.C. travel restrictions. BC Ferries sailings from the Tsawwassen terminal on Thursday have been booking up quickly.
The sailings to Swartz Bay at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. were both booked shortly after noon. A 4 p.m. sailing was added and was filled immediately. The 7 p.m. sailing is full, and the 9 p.m. sailing is 80 per cent booked. The sailings from Tsawwassen to Duke Point have also been filling up. As of 6 p.m., the 8:15 sailing is 95 per cent booked, and the 10:45 p.m. sailing is half full.
The Horeseshoe Bay to Departure Bay route has also been busy, but less so.
Travellers may be trying to take advantage of a sunny weekend, and also spend the weekend away for Father’s Day on Sunday.
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