Extra ferry sailings added for busy travel times

In preparation for the upcoming Family Day long weekend, BC Ferries has added sailings during peak travel times on the Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay and the Departure Bay – Horseshoe Bay routes. The extra sailings are as follows:

Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay route:

  • Friday, Feb. 10 – 10 am, 2 pm and 6:00 pm depart Tsawwassen
  • Sat., Feb. 11 – 8 am and 12 pm depart Tsawwassen
  • Sun., Feb 12 – 2 pm and 6:00 pm depart Tsawwassen
  • Mon., Feb 13 – 10 am, 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm depart Tsawwassen
  • Fri., Feb 10 – 12 pm and 4 pm depart Swartz Bay
  • Sat., Feb 11 – 10:00 am and 2:00 pm depart Swartz Bay
  • Sun., Feb 12 – 4 pm depart from Swartz Bay
  • Mon., Feb 13 – 12:00 pm and 4 pm depart Swartz Bay

Departure Bay – Horseshoe Bay route:

  • Mon., Feb 13– 7 p.m. depart Departure Bay
  • Mon., Feb 13 – 9 p.m. depart Horseshoe Bay

Heavy traffic is expected on some sailings between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island and travellers are advised to check the website for current conditions.  BC Ferries reminds customers travelling in vehicles with reservations to inform the ticket agent that they have a reservation when they arrive at the ticket booth.  This self-identification helps expedite the check-in process.

For customers looking to get away this Family Day weekend, BC Ferries Vacations is offering Family Retreats to destinations like Victoria, Vancouver and Parksville that include ferry travel, hotel accommodation and extras. Plus, kids sail free and stay free with select packages booked by Feb. 13, 2017.

To book your Family Retreat or find out more about BC Ferries Vacations packages, visit bcferries.com/vacations or drop by the BC Ferries Vacations Centre in downtown Vancouver at 1010 Canada Place.

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