BC Ferries adds extra sailings to move travellers on the Easter long weekend

The most popular travel times are expected to be mid-day Thursday to late morning Friday

BC Ferries is preparing for a busy Easter long weekend with 58 extra sailings beginning on Thursday, April 2.

From April 2 to April 6, additional sailings are scheduled for the Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay, and Horseshoe Bay – Langdale routes to accommodate additional traffic over the Easter long weekend. The schedule for the Earls Cove – Saltery Bay route has been adjusted to align with the additional sailings on the Horseshoe Bay – Langdale route.

  • 42 extra sailings are scheduled on the Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay route
  • 10 extra sailings are scheduled on the Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay route
  • 6 extra sailings are scheduled on the Horseshoe Bay – Langdale route

The most popular travel times are expected to be mid-day Thursday to late morning Friday with traffic moving from Metro Vancouver to Vancouver Island and from Horseshoe Bay to the Sunshine Coast. The holiday Monday afternoon is expected to be busy with traffic returning to Metro Vancouver. BC Ferries encourages customers to consider making a reservation during busy periods in order to ensure their travel plans. For those customers looking to get away this spring, BC Ferries Vacations is offering Easter getaway packages that include ferry travel and hotel accommodation in Vancouver, Victoria or Parksville. To book your Easter retreat or find out more about BC Ferries vacation packages, visit bcferriesvacations.com. For the most up-to-date schedule information or to make a reservation for the Easter long weekend, visit bcferries.com.