Queen of Alberni
(Queen of Alberni/BC Ferries)

Ongoing staffing issues at BC Ferries is forcing the company to extend the altered service hours until at least the summer on three of its routes in order to maintain reliable service.

The service changes were first implemented on January 28th and the company issued an updated today stating the service disruptions were being extended until June 22nd.

Each sailing must have a minimum number of crew members on each vessel under Transport Canada regulations.

“Please be advised that due to the expected crewing challenges in the months ahead, and in an effort to provide reliable ferry service, the service adjustments implemented on January 28, 2022, have been extended until June 22nd,” the company said in a statement.

The following routes are affected:

  • The Departure Bay (Nanaimo)-Horseshoe Bay
  • Horseshoe Bay-Langdale
  • Earl’s Cove-Saltery Bay routes

BC Ferries has updated the schedules on their website and highlighted the impacted times in red – click here to view.

Travellers with bookings affected by the changes will have their reservations moved to the next available sailing. Those who would like to change or rebook should contact BC Ferries at 1-888-223-3779.

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