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BC Ferries adds 184 extra sailings for Metro Vancouver over the holidays

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DH Vancouver Staff Dec 23, 2017 1:37 pm 338

BC Ferries has added a huge number of extra sailings between Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and the Sunshine Coast, ahead of the busy holiday period.

From December 21 through January 2, on the Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay route, which is the busiest BC Ferries route, they have have added 130 sailings.

Meanwhile, an extra 46 additional sailings are scheduled between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay.

Plus, if you happen to be heading up the Sunshine Coast, an eight extra sailings are scheduled between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale.

In a release, Janet Carson, BC Ferries’ Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience, said the sailings should ensure everyone can travel.

“We lowered the cost of reservations earlier this year to $10 if booked seven days or more in advance,” she said.

“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.”

If you’re not planning on travelling until Christmas Eve, you’re in luck. Saturday, December 23 is expected to be the busiest pre-Christmas travel day, not December 24.

After Christmas, the period from Boxing Day through December 28 is expected to be the busiest, with December 27 expected to be the most popular travel day of the season.

For a full traffic forecast, you can head over to the BC Ferries website, where they are posting calendars of the busiest days, and also constant traffic updates.

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