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For Immediate Release
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May 31, 2022

Spirit of Vancouver Island requires engine maintenance before peak season

Sailing waits possible on Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay route June 6 - 8


VICTORIA – BC Ferries’ Spirit of Vancouver Island will be removed from service from Monday, June 6 through Wednesday, June 8 for maintenance work to the liquefied natural gas systems so it’s ready to carry hundreds of thousands of passengers over the summer months.

The out-of-service dates were chosen because they are the least utilized travel days of the week; however BC Ferries is advising customers planning to travel without bookings on these three days to consider sailing on the Tsawwassen – Duke Point or Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay routes or consider travelling as a foot passenger.

BC Ferries requires customers to follow the direction of traffic control flaggers. Please have your booking reference number ready for the check-in process and give yourself extra time as the terminals may be busy.

For full schedule information, current conditions and bookings, click here. For the most up-to-date travel information, follow @BCFerries on Twitter.
 
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