BC Ferries adds extra sailings for the Easter long weekend

VICTORIA, April 11, 2014 /CNW/ - BC Ferries is preparing for a busy Easter long weekend with 59 extra sailings beginning on Wednesday, April 16.

From April 16 to April 22, additional sailings are scheduled for the Tsawwassen - Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay - Departure Bay, and Horseshoe Bay - Langdale routes for the Easter long weekend.

  • 48 extra sailings are scheduled on the TsawwassenSwartz Bay route
  • 9 extra sailings are scheduled on the Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay route
  • 2 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.

BC Ferries reminds its Southern Gulf Island customers (Salt Spring, Pender, Mayne, Galiano and Saturna Islands) that in order to provide more capacity, the "shoulder season" Friday schedule will be in effect on both Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18.  Similarly, the holiday Monday schedule will be in effect after 2:00 pm in the afternoon of Monday, April 21.

For the most up-to-date schedule information on these and other routes over the Easter long weekend, as well as reservations and BC Ferries Vacations Easter getaway packages, visit www.bcferries.com.

Under contract to the Province of British Columbia, BC Ferries is the service provider and is responsible for the delivery of safe, efficient and dependable ferry service along coastal British Columbia.

SOURCE British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.

For further information: Media Contact: BC Ferries, Media Relations, Victoria: (250) 978-1267; Customer Contact: Victoria: (250) 386-3431, Toll-free: 1-888-BCFERRY (1-888-223-3779)