BC Ferries announces additional sailings for summer season

Jun 17 2019, 7:03 pm

BC Ferries is adding additional sailings to accommodate passengers for peak summer travel season.

Starting Friday, June 21 — the first day of summer — seasonal adjustments will be made for the following routes:

Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Victoria (Swartz Bay)

  • 6 am sailings Monday to Saturday, except statutory holidays
  • Hourly sailings from 7 am to 7 pm daily
  • Additional late night sailings including daily 9 pm sailings in both directions
  • Midnight departures from Swartz Bay on June 28, August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30th
  • Four ships will service this route providing up to 34 sailings per day

West Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) to Nanaimo (Departure Bay) route

  • 6 am sailings in both directions daily
  • Select 11:40 pm sailings from Horseshoe Bay
  • Three ships will service this route, providing up to 24 sailings per day

Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Nanaimo (Duke Point) route

  • Starting June 26, two vessels will provide 16 sailings per day between 5:15 am and 10:45 pm., seven days per week until September 2

Summer service on the Horseshoe Bay to Langdale route includes a second ship to provide additional sailings. BC Ferries has also scheduled additional sailings between Metro Vancouver and the Southern Gulf Islands.

BC Ferries is offering passengers discounts on early and late sailings for select summer sailings.

BC Ferries notes that the most popular summer travel times are on Thursday and Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings from Tsawwassen and Horseshoe Bay.

Sunday afternoon is the most popular time for travellers to return home from Vancouver Island.

Reservations are highly recommended for summer sailings, especially during peak times. Reservations can be made on the BC Ferries website.