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B.C. Ferries terminals are expected to be busy this coming weekend, Aug. 13-15. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries expects another busy weekend of summer vacation travel

Ferry corporation warns of sailing waits between Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver

B.C. Ferries terminals are expected to be busy this coming weekend, Aug. 13-15. (News Bulletin file photo)
Swartz Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Global mariner shortage hampers BC Ferries’ bid to hire more than 100

Corporation cancelled two sailings, replaced another this week amid staffing concerns

Swartz Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
Two evening ferry sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen have been cancelled Aug. 4 due to a staffing shortage. (Black Press Media file photo)

Staffing issues cancel 2 ferries between Victoria and Vancouver

6 p.m. from Tsawwassen and 8 p.m. from Swartz Bay cancelled

Two evening ferry sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen have been cancelled Aug. 4 due to a staffing shortage. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen this B.C. Day long weekend are rapidly filling up, with the majority of reservations already sold out. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Long weekend ferry sailings close to full between Vancouver and Victoria

Hour and a half delay from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay kicks off busy weekend

Sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen this B.C. Day long weekend are rapidly filling up, with the majority of reservations already sold out. (Don Denton/News Staff)
The ferry terminal at Tsawwassen. (News Bulletin file photo)

All ferries from Tsawwassen to Vancouver Island full for the rest of the day

B.C. Ferries advises ferries from Tsawwassen have reached vehicle capacity

The ferry terminal at Tsawwassen. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Ferries is offering travel tips ahead of what is traditionally the busiest weekend of the year at ferry terminals. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries bracing for busy terminals over the long weekend

Mobile check-in service intended to help speed up lineups for travellers with reservations

B.C. Ferries is offering travel tips ahead of what is traditionally the busiest weekend of the year at ferry terminals. (News Bulletin file photo)
Island 3 as it left Romania earlier this year. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)

Island 3 joins BC Ferries’ fleet

Battery-equipped vessel will arrive to Ogden Point after two-month voyage from Romania

Island 3 as it left Romania earlier this year. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)
Rising fuel prices will see ferry customers receive a reduced fuel rebate beginning Aug. 1, BC Ferries says. (Black Press file photo)

BC Ferries: Soaring price of gas means reduction in fuel rebates for customers

Cost increase of 30 cents for vehicles on Metro Vancouver-Island routes as of Aug. 1

Rising fuel prices will see ferry customers receive a reduced fuel rebate beginning Aug. 1, BC Ferries says. (Black Press file photo)
The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay arrives at Horseshoe Bay terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries reporting 5-sailing wait at Horseshoe Bay

Travellers advised to travel to Vancouver Island via Tsawwassen

The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay arrives at Horseshoe Bay terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Ferries says online booking for foot passengers is now available for certain routes, including from Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

B.C. Ferries now offering online booking for foot passengers

Online booking for Tsawwassen–Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen–Duke Point and Horseshoe Bay–Departure Bay

B.C. Ferries says online booking for foot passengers is now available for certain routes, including from Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
The BC Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration arriving in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries adding sailings as it anticipates ‘busy summer season’

Extra sailings announced on major routes for peak travel season starting June 25

The BC Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration arriving in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
The B.C. Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration arriving in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries adding sailings as it anticipates ‘busy summer season’

Extra sailings announced on major routes for peak travel season starting June 25

The B.C. Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration arriving in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
BC Ferries’ newest Island Class vessel is experiencing an issue with one of its thrusters off the Algerian coast. Photo courtesy patbaywebcam.com.

BC Ferries newest vessel having mechanical issues in Mediterranean

Island 4 will be repaired in Spain before crossing Atlantic

BC Ferries’ newest Island Class vessel is experiencing an issue with one of its thrusters off the Algerian coast. Photo courtesy patbaywebcam.com.
FILE – A B.C. Ferries vessel passes Bowen Island while traveling on Howe Sound from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale, B.C., on Friday, April 23, 2021. A BC Ferries passenger was recovered from the waters near Bowen Island after going overboard Sunday, after another passenger witnessed them fall off the ferry mid-afternoon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – A B.C. Ferries vessel passes Bowen Island while traveling on Howe Sound from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale, B.C., on Friday, April 23, 2021. A BC Ferries passenger was recovered from the waters near Bowen Island after going overboard Sunday, after another passenger witnessed them fall off the ferry mid-afternoon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Six ferry routes will deny non-essential trips to support B.C.’s new travel restrictions

Travel discouraged even on routes that fall within regional zones

Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Ferries’ sixth Island-class vessel launches at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The ship is the second of two that will service the Nanaimo-Gabriola Island route starting in 2022. (Photo submitted)

Second hybrid ferry for Nanaimo-Gabriola route launched overseas

Island-class vessel will enter service in 2022

B.C. Ferries’ sixth Island-class vessel launches at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The ship is the second of two that will service the Nanaimo-Gabriola Island route starting in 2022. (Photo submitted)
B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)

Easter ferry traffic down from pre-pandemic levels amid COVID restrictions, despite extra sailings

BC Ferries said they had added ‘a third of the extra sailings we usually would for a Easter long weekend’

B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)
The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of New Westminster. (News Bulletin file photo)

Mechanical issue causes cancellation of numerous ferry sailings from Nanaimo

Queen of New Westminster will be out of service on Duke Point route for four days

The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of New Westminster. (News Bulletin file photo)
Two ferry sailings between Victoria and Vancouver have been cancelled April 5 as BC Ferries works to supplement a mechanical issues with its Nanaimo ferry. (Black Press Media File)

Two ferries between Victoria and Vancouver cancelled Monday afternoon

The 12 p.m. from Tsawwassen and 2 p.m. from Swartz Bay are cancelled

Two ferry sailings between Victoria and Vancouver have been cancelled April 5 as BC Ferries works to supplement a mechanical issues with its Nanaimo ferry. (Black Press Media File)
A B.C. Ferries vessel in Departure Bay in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries crew rescues person overboard on sailing from Nanaimo

Incident happened soon after Queen of Surrey left Departure Bay on Thursday night

A B.C. Ferries vessel in Departure Bay in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)