Similar to the last long weekend, BC Ferries says they are ready for the mass influx of travellers for the upcoming Labour Day long weekend.
The upcoming long weekend is set to be a bustling period for BC Ferries, as they gear up to accommodate more than 520,000 passengers and around 20,000 vehicles through approximately 1,503 round trips across their fleet.
The company assures that they are fully prepared, with relief crew members on standby, and they remain optimistic about avoiding unforeseen disruptions. However, it’s worth noting that customers should anticipate heavy traffic during the Labor Day weekend.
Advanced reservations indicate a significant number of travelers aiming to journey from the mainland to Vancouver Island starting from Thursday, August 31st, extending through Saturday, September 2nd.
Likewise, these advance bookings also reveal substantial traveler volumes making their way back to the mainland from the island, spanning from Sunday, September 3rd to Tuesday, September 5th.
According to BC Ferries, advanced bookings for the Labour Day weekend show high passenger and vehicle volumes westbound from the mainland to the islands from Thursday to Saturday.
Sunday through Tuesday will see high traffic eastbound as travellers return home.
Customers travelling without a confirmed booking are strongly encouraged to be dropped off at the terminal and travel as foot passengers as standby vehicle spaces are extremely limited.
Make sure to check the BC Ferries website before heading out this weekend.