October 19, 2022
Schedule adjustments for Metro Vancouver – Victoria route
VICTORIA – The schedule for the Coastal Celebration on the Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay supplemental sailings is being adjusted starting Oct. 23 to accommodate a slightly longer voyage due to a mechanical issue. Primary sailings on the route continue as usual - every two hours on the odd hour between 7:00 am and 9:00 pm.
Changes are being made out of an abundance of caution as engineers have identified an issue with one of the drive motors on the Coastal Celebration. As a result, for safety reasons, the ship will not sail through Active Pass. Instead, the vessel will sail south of the area, adding about 15 minutes to the voyage. Safety is BC Ferries number one priority and the vessel is safe to operate with the mitigation measures the company is taking.
Approximately 90 sailings over the next several months will be affected and customers with bookings on affected sailings are being contacted.
BC Ferries knows customers’ time is valuable and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
For schedule details, visit bcferries.com.
BC Ferries, Media Relations
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