Queen of Alberni
(Queen of Alberni/BC Ferries)

BC Ferries has announced they will test late-night sailings for both commercial goods and a limited number of recreational customers.

The pilot project will run for a month starting September 7th and finishing on October 7th.

The late-night sailings, provided by the Queen of New Westminster, will depart from Tsawwassen at 9:15 p.m. and depart from Duke Point at 12:15 a.m. between Monday and Thursday.

A limited number of passengers travelling in underheight vehicles will be accommodated on these sailings’ main car decks.

The additional sailings are expected to address the increased demand for commercial goods brought on by e-commerce, groceries, and general freight, BC Ferries said in their press release.

BC Ferries said these sailings will provide “valuable feedback” from customer reactions to the sailings.

BC Ferries recommends booking in advance and catering services will not be provided during these sailings.

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