BC Ferries adds extra sailings for holiday travel

Later sailings include 10 p.m. and midnight departures on select dates

Santa might not take the ferry to your house someone might, so BC Ferries will add extra sailings between Dec. 20 and Jan. 1 for holiday travellers.

A total of 130 extra sailings on the Vancouver to Victoria route are planned including 6 a.m. departures from Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay on Dec. 26 and 27.

On Dec. 21 and 28 there will be a 10 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen and on De. 23, 26 and 27 a 10 p.m. sailing will be available from Swartz Bay.

As well, midnight sailings from Tsawwassen are scheduled for Dec. 26 and 27

RELATED: BC Ferries wants five new ships

On the West Vancouver to Nanaimo route more than 30 extra sailings are planned from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay.

And on the West Vancouver to Sunshine Coast route, six extra sailings are scheduled from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale.

RELATED: BC Ferries not as full as reported due to ability to book consecutive sailings

Anyone braving travel should know BC Ferries expects Dec. 23 to be the busiest day before Christmas and Dec. 26 to 28 are expected to have the highest traffic volume after Christmas.

Dec. 27 is likely to be the most popular travel day of the holiday season overall.

RELATED: BC Ferries sees net earnings of $90M in second quarter

As always, BC Ferries encourages customers to reserve early and recommends that passengers with flexible schedules travel at off-peak times to avoid the rush; arrive early and consider parking and drop-off options.

To book online or view full schedules and updates visit BCFerries.com.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Intern gives Port Alberni’s museum artifacts an update

St. John’s man travelled more than 7,000 kms to assist with curatorial duties

Port Alberni’s Kari Trott set to shine at Canada Winter Games

Trott is one of two Special Olympics BC figure skaters invited to the national event

BCHL: Bulldogs’ Hawthorne commits to NCAA Wildcats

20-year-old goaltender earns scholarship to play Div. 1 hockey next year

Port Alberni realtor trekking the Sahara Desert in support of ACAWS

Chris Fenton of The Fenton Team will spend five days hiking in the Sahara Desert

Strong winds up to 100 km/h for parts of Vancouver Island

Wind warning in effect for north, east and west Vancouver Island into Saturday morning

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

Parksville addictions treatment advocate to speak in Port Alberni

Recovering addict Kelly seeks to share more of her story with second event

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

Most Read