Schedules

West Van - Nanaimo (Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay)

Crossing Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Distance: 30 nautical miles

Due to COVID-19, this schedule may change. PLEASE MONITOR SERVICE NOTICES

Schedule in Effect:


Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Horseshoe Bay – Nanaimo route has been temporarily suspended until further notice, and it will be re-evaluated based on demand. This route carries much less commercial traffic than the other two routes connecting Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Commercial traffic is the priority right now to move essential goods to Vancouver Island. Alternate travel is available on the Metro Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Nanaimo (Duke Point) or Metro Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Victoria (Swartz Bay) routes.

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Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Horseshoe Bay – Nanaimo route has been temporarily suspended until further notice, and it will be re-evaluated based on demand. This route carries much less commercial traffic than the other two routes connecting Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Commercial traffic is the priority right now to move essential goods to Vancouver Island. Alternate travel is available on the Metro Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Nanaimo (Duke Point) or Metro Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Victoria (Swartz Bay) routes.

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Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

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