BC Ferries added 171 sailings over the holidays. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

UPDATED: BC Ferries sailings still filling up Saturday after Christmas

Saturday morning and afternoon sailings full, with evening filling up

Ferries between Vancouver Island and the mainland are filling up as passengers travel on the weekend after Christmas.

For the evening, the 5 p.m. sailing from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen is 100 per cent full. The 6 p.m. sailing is 42 per cent full and the 7 p.m. sailing is 53 per cent full.

Headed to Victoria, the 5 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay is 74 per cent full but the 7 p.m and 8 p.m. sailings are less than 50 per cent full.

After a cancellation Saturday afternoon, the evening sailing between Tsawwassen to Duke Point at 5:45 p.m. is only 36 per cent full, but the 3:15 p.m. sailing left at almost 100 per cent capacity.

A cancellation from Duke Point to Tsawwassen also took place Saturday afternoon and the 5:45 p.m. sailing is 88 per cent full.

READ ALSO: BC Ferries adds 170 extra sailings for the holidays

BC Ferries said it had cancelled the 10:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. sailings on the Queen of Alberni due to a mechanical difficulty with the ship’s main engine fuel pump. Customers with reservations were to be advised of the cancellation and accommodated on a later sailing where possible. Reservations that were cancelled had fees fully refunded.

From Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay, the 5:55 p.m. sailing is 100 per cent full with the 8:45 p.m. sailing almost half full. The 10:10 p.m. sailing, however, is only 6 per cent full.

BC Ferries added 171 sailings to its regular schedule over the holidays.

shalu.mehta@blackpress.ca


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

VIDEO: District of Kent reenacts 1895 meeting

Event kicks off year-long celebration of 125 years as district

Hope-raised NHL official among BC Hockey Hall of Fame inductees

Jay Sharrers officiated 1,419 regular NHL games, plus Stanley Cup finals and Olympics

Sasquatch Mountain Aussie Day celebration raises $800

Proceeds of bikini runs, toonie tosses and more go to wildfire victims

How would crowded Fraser Valley hospitals deal with patient surge? Officials won’t say

Amid coronavirus case and crowding issues, health officials won’t say where more patients would go

DNA confirms SUV struck and killed Abbotsford cyclist in 2015, court hears

Kerry Froese operated company that owned vehicle that struck and killed Ronald James Scott in 2015

VIDEO: Feds look to help 126 Canadians quarantined in China for coronavirus

China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of the new virus, with more than 100 deaths

Party bus door fault for years ahead of Langley woman’s death: Coroner

Tuesday report classifed Chelsea James’ death accidental, but was critical of bus inspection process

Sap thief taps Saanich park maple trees, faces hefty fine

One tree found with four taps in Mount Doug Park

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

Uber threatens legal action to ‘defend its right’ to operate in Surrey

‘I have no concerns,’ Mayor Doug McCallum replies

Victoria resident says WestJet employee uttered racist comment, refused to let her on plane

Customer claims she was told ‘You guys can’t handle your alcohol’ by WestJet employee

Bystander who tried to help dog being attacked not liable for its death: B.C. tribunal

Owner of dog killed tried to get $5,000 in damages from man who tried to save it

INFOGRAPHIC: See how fast your B.C. city grew in 2019

The province’s fastest-growing municipalities were located on Vancouver Island

Landowner hearings begin for Trans Mountain expansion in Alberta

Detailed route talks start in Spruce Grove, in B.C. communities soon

Most Read