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For Immediate Release
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November 16, 2021

BC Ferries adds late night service on Mill Bay route


VICTORIA – BC Ferries is adding four extra round trips on the Mill Bay – Brentwood Bay route tonight (Tues., Nov 16) due to the nighttime Malahat Highway closure. The vessel will sail back and forth to accommodate as many travellers as possible. Emergency response vehicles will be given priority.
 

Additional sailings on Tues., Nov 16:

Departing Brentwood Bay
  • 7:30 pm
  • 8:40 pm
  • 9:50 pm
  • 11:00 pm
Departing Mill Bay
  • 8:05 pm
  • 9:15 pm
  • 10:25 pm
  • 11:35 pm

It’s important to note the M.V. Klitsa, which provides service on the Mill Bay – Brentwood Bay route, accommodates 19 vehicles and up to 150 passengers and crew. The crossing takes approximately 25 minutes, so the ferry can provide one round trip per hour. BC Ferries expects this route will be popular over the next few days. Customers are advised to expect waits and be prepared with snacks and water.

The other daytime option for travel with BC Ferries to avoid the Malahat Highway is to sail between Victoria (Swartz Bay) and Salt Spring Island (Fulford Harbour) and then between Salt Spring Island (Vesuvius Bay) and Vancouver Island (Crofton). The Pacific Marine Circle Route is the other highway option between Duncan and Victoria.

While BC Ferries would like to provide more service between Mill Bay and Brentwood Bay during the temporary Malahat Highway nightly closures, its larger ships do not fit in the docks at these two minor terminals.

For up-to-date information about BC Ferries, please visit bcferries.com or follow @BCFerries on Twitter. For up-to-date road closure information, please visit DriveBC.ca or follow @DriveBC on Twitter.
 
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