(Swartz Bay terminal/Photo by Huang James)

In anticipation of heightened traffic during the holiday season, BC Ferries is adding a total of over 160 extra sailings to its Vancouver-Victoria and West Vancouver-Nanaimo routes.

From December 20th to January 1st, the company is adding 130 additional sailings to its most popular route, Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay, including:

  • 6 a.m. departures from both terminals on December 26th and 27th
  • 10 p.m. departures from Tsawwassen on December 21st and 28th
  • 10 p.m. departures from Swartz Bay on December 23rd, 26th, and 27th
  • Midnight sailings from Tsawwassen on December 26th and 27th

There will also be over 30 extra sailings added to the West Vancouver-Nanaimo (Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay) route, and 6 on the West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast route.

BC Ferries anticipates that December 27th will be the most popular travel day of the holiday season overall.

Remember to check the company’s website or Twitter account for updates before starting your journey.