BC Ferries adds extra sailings for the May long weekend

With heavy traffic expected this May long weekend, BC Ferries has added 63 extra sailings to its busiest routes.

  • May. 14, 2015 7:00 a.m.

VICTORIA — With heavy traffic expected this May long weekend, BC Ferries has added 63 extra sailings to its busiest routes.

Extra service is available from Thursday, May 14 through Tuesday, May 19. Additional sailings are scheduled for the Tsawwassen — Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay — Departure Bay, and the Horseshoe Bay — Langdale routes:

• 42 extra sailings are scheduled on the Tsawwassen — Swartz Bay route

• 11 extra sailings are scheduled on the Horseshoe Bay — Departure Bay route

• 10 extra sailings are scheduled on the Horseshoe Bay — Langdale route.

The most popular travel times are expected to be midday Friday to late morning Saturday with traffic moving from Metro Vancouver to Vancouver Island and from Horseshoe Bay to the Sunshine Coast.

Historically, the holiday Monday afternoon is the busiest day of the long weekend with traffic returning to Metro Vancouver.

BC Ferries encourages customers to consider making a reservation during busy periods if travel is required on a specific sailing.

For full schedules, current conditions, or to make a reservation, please visit bcferries.com.

— Submitted by BC Ferries

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