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For Immediate Release
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June 24, 2021

BC Ferries gears up for a busy summer season

Additional sailings in place to meet heightened demand


VICTORIA – BC Ferries welcomes customers back on board this summer with extra sailings for peak season travel starting June 25. Seasonal adjustments to sailing times will be in effect on many routes.
 

Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Victoria (Swartz Bay) route

  • Hourly sailings from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
  • Lots of late night sailings, including daily 9 p.m. sailings in both directions
  • Effective July 7, 6 a.m. sailings Monday through Saturday, except statutory holidays
This route is the most popular route in the fleet, with four vessels providing up to 34 sailings per day.
 

West Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) – Nanaimo (Departure Bay) route

  • 6:25 a.m. sailings in both directions daily
  • Select 11:40 p.m. sailings departing Horseshoe Bay
Three ships will service this route, delivering up to 24 sailings per day.
 

Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Nanaimo (Duke Point) route

  • Two vessels provide 16 sailings per day between 5:15 a.m. and 10:45 p.m., seven days per week until September 10.

Summer service on the Horseshoe Bay – Langdale route includes a second dedicated vessel providing extra sailings throughout the season. To meet peak demand between Metro Vancouver and the Southern Gulf Islands, BC Ferries also scheduled additional sailings for this route.

The most popular travel times during the summer are generally Thursday and Friday afternoons, as well as Saturday morning, with travellers departing from Tsawwassen and Horseshoe Bay terminals. Historically, Sunday afternoon is the most popular time for people to return from Vancouver Island, the Southern Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast. To avoid sailing waits, BC Ferries recommends customers book in advance, or travel outside these times.

BC Ferries’ employees work hard to ensure the ferry system operates safely and efficiently, and provide travellers a positive travel experience. The company asks customers to be kind and respectful to front line staff.

For full schedule information, current conditions and reservations, please visit bcferries.com. For the most up-to-date travel information, follow @BCFerries on Twitter.
 
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