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BC Ferries has added over 20 extra sailings ahead of Family Day long weekend.

According to a statement from the company, the sailings are specifically being added to the Tsawwassen (Vancouver) – Swartz Bay (Victoria) route – which is the busiest route in the fleet – between Thursday, February 13th and Monday, February 17th.

Last year, BC Ferries carried over 205,000 passengers over Family Day long weekend.

The most popular travel times, historically, have been Thursday and Friday afternoon, as well as Saturday morning, with many travellers leaving from Tsawwassen and Horseshoe Bay terminals.

The company says Family Day Monday and the next Tuesday morning are typically the most popular times for people to return to Metro Vancouver from Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.