Things are about to get busy!
In anticipation of holiday travel, BC Ferries is adding 167 additional sailings to their schedule this month for various routes.
The extra sailings aim to ease the flow of traffic during the most popular travel times this holiday.
Between December 17th and January 3rd, BC Ferries will be adding 128 sailings between Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and Victoria (Swartz Bay), 33 sailings between Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) and Nanaimo (Departure Bay) and 6 sailings between Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) and the Sunshine Coast (Langdale).
BC Ferries’ busiest holiday travel days are December 20th to 23rd, 26th and 27th.
The corporation has also provided some holiday travel tips to ensure a smooth and easy travel experience:
Book in advance. Ferries will be extremely busy this holiday season, especially on peak travel days.
Many will also be taking advantage of Saver fares on select sailings to reduce travel costs. You can book online on the BC Ferries website.
Arrive early. Plan to arrive at the terminal 45 to 60 minutes before your scheduled sailing.
If you have not booked your route in advance, be prepared for sailing waits. These are very common during popular travel periods.
Consider other parking options as major terminals fill up quickly at peak periods.
For more information on schedule information, current conditions, bookings and more visit the BC Ferries website.