BC Ferries and BC Transit have both warned of travel disruption ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. (Charlotte Prong/Parkhill File)

BC Ferries waits already building ahead of the long weekend

Long weekend travellers trying to get a jump on the weekend

Passengers on BC Ferries are already experiencing delays as people try to get a jump on long weekend travels.

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Currently the 2 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay is 100 per cent full with a two sailing wait, the 3 p.m. sailing is also 100 per cent full and the 4 p.m. sailing is already 66 per cent full.

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Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen’s 2 p.m. sailing is 97 per cent full and the 3 p.m. sailing is 50 per cent full.

Tsawwassen to Duke Point has a one sailing wait with the 3:15 p.m. ferry full and the 5:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. 82 and 91 per cent full, respectively. Meanwhile the Duke Point to Tswwassen situation is similar, although the 8:15 is only 78 per cent full.

Your best bet is Departure Bay to Nanaimo, which is showing the 3:55 virtually full, but the 5 p.m. just 51 per cent full and the 6:15 p.m. only 3 per cent booked. The 3:55 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. ferries from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo are each between 40 and 50 per cent booked.



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