Every year, May long weekend causes some commuter chaos in BC, as multitudes of residents venture from their homes.
As usual, BC Ferries plans to ease some of the congestion by adding more sailings. In fact, they have scheduled 115 additional sailings over the course of the long weekend.
What’s more, this is 30 more sailings than they offered for the same weekend last year.
Further, they add that the most popular travel times are expected to be mid-day Friday to late morning Saturday; this traffic moves from Metro Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Vancouver Island, and from Horseshoe Bay to the Sunshine Coast.
Following this, the holiday Monday afternoon is expected to be busy with traffic returning to Metro Vancouver.
BC Ferries Additional Sailings
Metro Vancouver – Victoria route:
- 73 extra sailings are scheduled on the Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay route, including some 6 am, 10 pm sailings as well as a 10:50 pm sailing departing Swartz Bay on Monday, May 21
West Vancouver – Mid Island/Sunshine Coast routes:
- 18 extra sailings are scheduled on the Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay route
- 12 extra sailings are scheduled on the Horseshoe Bay – Langdale route
- 12 extra sailings are scheduled on the Earls Cove – Saltery Bay route
Also, make sure to check out the balloon twisters and face painters! They will be at select major terminals throughout the long weekend.
Looking for fun things to do over the long weekend? Check out these hikes that even your lazy friends will love! Alternatively, check out 20 mouthwatering eats you must try at the Richmond Night Market.
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