BC Ferries adding over 160 extra sailings to and from Vancouver for the holidays


BC Ferries has announced it is adding extra sailings to deal with the holiday rush.

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BC Ferries in Tsawwassen (Volodymyr Kyrylyuk / Shutterstock.com)

From Dec. 20 and Jan. 1, BC Ferries is adding:

• 130 extra sailings on the Vancouver – Victoria route (Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay), the most popular route in the fleet, including: 6 a.m. departures from Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay on Dec. 26 and 27 – 10 p.m. from Tsawwassen on Dec. 21 and 28 – 10 p.m. from Swartz Bay on Dec. 23, 26 and 27 – Midnight sailings from Tsawwassen on Dec. 26 and 27.

• 30-plus extra sailings on the West Vancouver – Nanaimo route (Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay)

• 6 extra sailings on the West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast route (Horseshoe Bay – Langdale)

BC Ferries expects Dec. 23 to be the most popular travel day before Christmas. Dec. 26 – 28 are likely to have the highest traffic volume after Christmas, while Dec. 27 will likely be the most popular travel day of the holiday season overall. Customers can find full schedules and current conditions online.