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Swift sails: BC Ferries adds 22 extra sailings for Taylor Swift’s Vancouver concert dates


Vancouver Island residents who managed to snag tickets to Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated December shows in Vancouver will have an easier time getting home, thanks to additional BC Ferries sailings.

BC Ferries has announced plans to add nearly two dozen extra sailings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay to accommodate fans attending Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour performances.

The additional 11 round-trip sailings are scheduled from Thursday, December 5th, to Monday, December 9th, aligning with Swift’s concerts in Vancouver on December 6th, 7th, and 8th.

“We know many Island residents were lucky to be able to buy tickets, and we want to make sure they have lots of options to get there and back,” said a BC Ferries spokesperson on Wednesday.

For travelers heading from Vancouver Island, there will be three extra sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen on Thursday, December 5th, and two additional round-trip sailings daily from Friday to Monday.

In addition to BC Ferries, the new ferry line Hullo, which operates between Nanaimo and downtown Vancouver, will also be adding extra sailings during Swift’s performances.

Following the ticket sales, hotel accommodations in the city were quickly booked up, causing prices to soar.

Swift is set to perform at BC Place, with a capacity of 54,500, meaning the shows are expected to draw upwards of 150,000 fans to the downtown core over three days.

On average, Eras Tour fans are spending more than $1,700 in Canada—on tickets, merchandise, alcohol, food, parking, and hotels.

With the additional BC Ferries sailings and accommodations, Vancouver Island residents can now plan their Taylor Swift experience with ease, ensuring they can enjoy the concert and return home conveniently.

Make sure to book your reservation online.


Victoria Buzz Staff
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