May 30, 2023
SAFER SERVICE WITH MORE OPTIONS TO BOOK AND SAVE
VICTORIA – BC Ferries is making changes on Metro Vancouver – Nanaimo routes this summer to reduce traffic challenges at Horseshoe Bay and provide more departure times for customers.
From June 25 to September 4, a vessel will be re-assigned from the Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) – Departure Bay (Nanaimo) route to the Tsawwassen (Vancouver) – Duke Point (Nanaimo) route, where there is more space to safely and efficiently handle traffic. More sailings are also being made available for customers travelling between Tsawwassen and Duke Point with service increasing from two to three vessels.
To encourage customers to use the Tsawwassen – Duke Point route, starting July 5 BC Ferries will offer more Saver fares starting at $39 for standard vehicle and driver. In addition, reservation space is being increased, making the Tsawwassen – Duke Point route the better way to travel to Nanaimo. Promotions for overheight vehicles as well as a 33 per cent discount for commercial vehicles at select times will also be offered on this route to help divert traffic from the constrained Horseshoe Bay terminal, where traffic can unsafely back onto Highway 99.
Two vessels will continue to provide service between Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay. Booking in advance is strongly recommended on this route. If sailings are sold out between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay, travel between Tsawwassen and Duke Point is recommended to reduce the likelihood of experiencing sailing waits.
For the most up-to-date sailing and departure information, and discount promotions, visit bcferries.com.
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