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For Immediate Release
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June 16, 2022

BC Ferries offers Saver fares to commercial customers

Save 33 per cent on select sailings


VICTORIA – BC Ferries is trialling a new Commercial Saver fare on select sailings on the Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Victoria (Swartz Bay) and the Vancouver (Tsawwassen) - Nanaimo (Duke Point) routes from now through October 12.

The Commercial Saver fare is ideal for customers who have the flexibility to travel during less busy sailing times, can book in advance and want travel certainty. Availability is limited on select sailings and fares are expected to sell out. Commercial Saver fares are not available for purchase at drive-up terminal ticket booths.

BC Ferries charges commercial vehicles per foot of length of the unit. The rate for these special fares will be $4.71 per foot. The current rate per foot on the major routes is $7.03 per foot. A commercial vehicle is defined as a vehicle over 5,500 kg registered gross vehicle weight, excluding buses and vehicles over nine feet wide.

Commercial Saver fares are designed to encourage commercial vehicle customers to take advantage of off-peak sailings, freeing up space at more popular sailing times for other vehicles. Not only does this promotion offer commercial vehicle customers with flexibility in their travel plans an opportunity to save, it will also help to spread vehicle traffic throughout the day, reducing sailing waits for all customers. If the trial is successful, look for more Commercial Saver fare discounts in the future.

To learn more or to take advantage of the savings, visit bcferries.com.
 
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