For the holiday period, BC Ferries is adding extra sailings. On the Horseshoe Bay-Langdale route, there are eight extra sailings, with a 2:40pm departure from Horseshoe Bay and a 3:15 sailing from Langdale on Dec. 22, 23, 26 and 27.
Dec. 23 is expected to be the most popular pre-Christmas travel day. Dec. 26 – 28 are expected to have the highest traffic volume post-Christmas, with Dec. 27 expected to be the most popular travel day of the holiday season.
“We’ve added these sailings to help travellers connect with family and friends over the holiday season, and ensure our commercial customers can travel as well,” said Janet Carson, BC Ferries’ Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience. “We lowered the cost of reservations earlier this year to $10 if booked seven days or more in advance and given the volume of traffic during the busy holiday season, we strongly recommend customers make a reservation to guarantee that they can travel at the time of their choice.”
The Horseshoe Bay – Langdale route is already operating on an expanded schedule, and will begin its new schedule starting Jan. 2, which was developed following a public participation process with the Sunshine Coast to improve service.
Late evening savings will be back for the holiday season. From Dec. 21 to Jan. 3, customers can save significantly. Full sailing schedule and promotional details can be viewed at bcferries.com. Customers who plan to travel on discounted sailings are also advised to reserve in advance to avoid disappointment.
BC Ferries reminds customers of the Transport Canada regulations that restrict passengers from remaining in their vehicles on closed car decks. For customers needing to remain in their vehicles, BC Ferries recommends arriving early at the terminal and identifying themselves at the ticket booth, so staff can make every effort to accommodate their request. BC Ferries kindly thanks all customers for complying with this new requirement. Submitted