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

Group aims to preserve French Creek tree

Save Estuary Land Society says bald eagles used tree for nest

Farewell to Parksville Beach Festival for 2019

People’s Choice Awards tallied, organizers report another successful year

UPDATE: Nanoose Bay residents miffed as roadwork on Northwest Bay Road causing long delays

‘I sat in traffic for a half-hour and moved approximately 50 feet’

Oceanside RCMP officer makes Alexa’s Team

Munro able to stop and process 15 impaired motorists during the past year

Oceanside Generals boost arsenal for coming VIJHL season

Coach Lemmon gets a good look at players at main camp

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft: RCMP

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Hearings begin as Vancouver Island mom fights for allegedly abducted daughter

Tasha Brown now in Jersey in the British Isles, fundraiser being held in Nanaimo

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

VIDEO: RCMP unveil new, state-of-the-art forensics lab in Surrey

The laboratory is expected to handle thousands of forensic services from across Canada annually

Scheer promises EI tax credit for new parents if Conservatives form government

The government currently taxes employment insurance benefits for new parents

Parksville man, 75, goes missing from north Nanaimo home

Police dog services called in to help with search

B.C. seizes 1.5M grams contraband tobacco, down from 5.75M grams the year prior

The 2019-2020 seizures were a sharp drop compared to the 2018-2019 year,

B.C. Speaker tight-lipped about aide’s legislature security tour

B.C. Liberals question Alan Mullen’s drive across Canada, U.S.

Most Read