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For the first time, BC Ferries will provide complimentary travel to all military personnel and seniors on Remembrance Day this year.

In addition, the passenger ferry company has added 28 extra sailings for Remembrance Day weekend.

24 of these additional sailings will operate on the Tsawwassen (Vancouver) – Swartz Bay (Victoria), while two extra round trips are added to the Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) –
Departure Bay (Nanaimo) route.

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Active, retired, and reserved military personnel, cadets, and senior citizens will receive free travel on Monday, November 11th.

Military personnel must present official Canadian military identification or be travelling in uniform to avail the offer. Meanwhile senior citizens can present a BC Services Card, BC Driver’s License, BC Identification Card or Birth Certificate.

Travel on BC Ferries is complimentary for senior citizens every Monday through Thursday except on holidays, but this year, the company is extending this offer to Remembrance Day.

These free fares will not be available on the Inside Passage, Haida Gwaii and
Central Coast Connector routes.

All flags on ferries will fly at half-mast on Remembrance Day, and two minutes of silence will be observed on vessels and at terminals at 11 a.m.