West Van - Nanaimo
(Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay)

Crossing time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Distance: 30 nautical miles

Due to COVID-19, this schedule may change. Schedules from July to September are not confirmed and will be updated soon.

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Service resumes on June 3, 2020.

Service on the Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) – Nanaimo (Departure Bay) route will return on June 3 with four round-trips per day. Booking in advance is strongly recommended. We recommend all customers, including customers with reservations, arrive at least an hour before their sailing. Processing times are longer right now because we continue to screen customers prior to travel. Fully pre-paid bookings will also to help ensure a quick check in time at the terminal.

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Ticket sales at Departure Bay end ten minutes before the scheduled sailing time for walk-on passengers and five minutes before the scheduled sailing time for vehicles. At Horseshoe Bay only, ticket sales for vehicles and walk-on passengers end ten minutes before the scheduled sailing time.

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Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.
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