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Ferry sailings increased for May long weekend
To deal with the expected rise in traffic over the coming May long weekend BC Ferries announced it is adding 81extra sailings on its most popular routes over the holiday period. Extra service is available from May 17 through May 22.
Additional sailings are scheduled for the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay, and the Horseshoe Bay-Langdale routes for the upcoming long weekend.
• 58 extra sailings are scheduled on the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay route
• 14 extra sailings are scheduled on the Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay route
• 9 extra sailings are scheduled on the Horseshoe Bay-Langdale route
On May 22, early morning sailings are scheduled to depart both Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay at 6 a.m. so post-weekend travellers can get an early start on the day.
BC Ferries reminds its Southern Gulf Island customers (Salt Spring, Pender, Mayne, Gailano and Saturna Islands) the holiday Monday schedule will be in effect on Monday, May 21 after 2 p.m.
Customers travelling from Tsawwassen to the Southern Gulf Islands also have the option of sailing via Swartz Bay terminal.
The most popular travel times are expected to be mid-day Friday to late morning Saturday with traffic moving from the Lower Mainland to Vancouver Island and from Horseshoe Bay to the Sunshine Coast.
The holiday Monday afternoon is expected to be busy with traffic returning to the Lower Mainland.
BC Ferries encourages customers to consider making a reservation during busy periods in order to ensure their travel plans go smoothly.
BC Ferries has scheduled plenty of extra sailings to accommodate participants and spectators of the Island Farms Victoria Day Parade, which will take place in the capital city on Monday, May 21.
For full ferry schedule details, reservations, and BC Ferries Vacations packages, visit www.bcferries.com.