B.C. Ferries adds sailings for Easter long weekend

Traditionally busy weekend gets extra boats, including here in Swartz Bay

Easter proves to be a busy weekend for B.C. Ferries. The corporation is preparing for a rush with 50 extra sailings starting April 5.

Of the 50, 42 are scheduled on the Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay route.

The most popular travel times are expected to be mid day Thursday to late morning Friday

with traffic moving from the Lower Mainland to Vancouver Island and from Horseshoe Bay to

the Sunshine Coast. Monday afternoon is expected to be busy with traffic returning

to the Lower Mainland.

the “shoulder season” Friday schedule will be in effect on Thursday, Friday and Monday after 2 p.m. for Southern Gulf Island customers.

Service between the mid-Island and both Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen continues to be out of

the Departure Bay terminal in Nanaimo. Duke Point terminal is expected to re-open mid-April.

Visit www.bcferries.com for full schedules.